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UMNH Birds Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) on Jul 8, 2018 Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH)

The ornithology collection includes nearly 20,000 specimen records, and is one of the largest in the Intermountain West. Records from the egg collection date back to the 1870s provide some of the earliest information on breeding habits of birds from the Intermountain region. Research of adjunct curators Jack Broughton (Anthropology) and Dale Clayton (Biology) have added several hundered specimens, including a growing collection of bird skeletons.

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 20,741 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)
    20741
  • ResourceRelationship 
    20741
  • Multimedia 
    0

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 20,741 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) Birds Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH). 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: 52da118d-e74e-420a-9b6b-1a6d7bc3028d.  Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Eric Rickart
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759
https://nhmu.utah.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Eric Rickart
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759
https://nhmu.utah.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Eric Rickart
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759
https://nhmu.utah.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Shannen Robson
Collections Manager
Utah Museum of Natural History 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759
https://nhmu.utah.edu
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum

Geographic Coverage

The collection's prinicipal growth was achieved through the work of William Behle and his students on the birds of Utah and surrounding states. There also are substantial specimen holdings from the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the South Pacific region.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Nearly 600 species belonging to 75 families in 21 orders are represented.

Class  Aves

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 52da118d-e74e-420a-9b6b-1a6d7bc3028d
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