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UMMZ Herpetology Collection

Latest version published by University of Michigan Museum of Zoology on Dec 22, 2016 University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope. Presently, the research collections contain 197,469 (through catalogue number UMMZ 242,000) catalogued lots representing 433,505 individual specimens. These represent 1,067 genera and 5,323 species of which 13,818 specimens are skeletons. 99.9% of specimens are identified to genus, and 96% of specimens are identified to species. This includes 472 Primary Type specimens (representing 424 taxa) and 5,515 Paratypes (representing 804 taxa). The average growth over the last ten years has been nearly 1500 specimens per year. The auxiliary research collections contain 2,145 radiographs, 7,288 kodachrome slides, and 10,789 frozen tissue samples. All of the above mentioned collections have been inventoried and the data associated with them have been entered into computer databases in Filemaker Pro. A collection of 37 audio tapes containing hundreds of recordings of anuran vocalizations has been digitized and can now be accessed via the Division's webpage, as well as catalogue records and digital images of all primary type specimens.

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 197,469 records.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 197,469 records in English (8 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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How to cite

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UMMZ Herpetology Collection

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. 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: 8e479b8f-ac16-4bed-a11a-bc7e27c31663.  University of Michigan Museum of Zoology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

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Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alison Davis Rabosky
Research Faculty and Assistant Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1109 Geddes Ave., Room 1089 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 734-763-8694
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz/default.asp

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Greg Schneider
Collection Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2032 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 734-647-1927
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz/default.asp

Who filled in the metadata:

Greg Schneider
Collection Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2032 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 734-647-1927
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz/default.asp

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
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Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Ron Nussbaum
Professor and Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2017 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 734-647-2201
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz/default.asp
Point Of Contact
Dan Rabosky
Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2037 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 510-610-9082
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummz/default.asp
Point Of Contact
John Torgersen
Database Administrator
University of Michigan LSAIT - Infrastructure LSA Building, 500 S. State Street, Suite 1112 48109 Ann Arbor MI US +01 734-615-1771
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsait/

Geographic Coverage

The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

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Class  Amphibia (amphibians),  Reptilia (reptiles)

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 8e479b8f-ac16-4bed-a11a-bc7e27c31663
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