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UCM Vertebrate Observations Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on May 5, 2018 University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The CU Museum of Natural History maintains an online archive of vertebrate observations. Deposited in this collection are images, audio recordings, field notes, and other documentation associated with non-vouchered vertebrate specimens. Taxonomic coverage includes observations for mammal, reptile and amphibian species, dating from 1950 to present. The geographic scope spans North America, with emphasis in Colorado, the southwest, and Mexico. Many reptiles cataloged in the UCM Observation collection represent range extensions and first county occurrence records. Also notable is a bat call library of over 200 recordings from Boulder County with accompanying field data.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 237 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    237
  • ResourceRelationship 
    237
  • Multimedia 
    137

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 237 records in English (53 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Observations Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 531ed831-f35f-4bd5-9d83-bf260fc8236d.  University of Colorado Museum of Natural History publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO US 303-735-1016
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO US 303-735-1016
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO US 303-735-1016
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Emily Braker
Collection Manager of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO US 303-492-8466
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum

Geographic Coverage

The geographic scope of UCM Vertebrate Observations is North America, with an emphasis in Colorado, the Southwestern United States, and Mexico.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Mammalia,  Amphibia,  Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1950 to present

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 531ed831-f35f-4bd5-9d83-bf260fc8236d
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ucm_obs