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UMNH Reptiles and Amphibians Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Utah Museum of Natural History on May 9, 2018 Utah Museum of Natural History

The herpetology collection includes more than 20,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians from Western North America, MesoAmerica, and Australia. Collection includes important early material from the Intermountain West, from research directed primarily by Angus Woodbury. Collection also includes turtles representing the research of John Legler.

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 22,431 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)
    22431
  • ResourceRelationship 
    22431
  • Multimedia 
    0

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Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 22,431 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 (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

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Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) Reptiles and Amphibians Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Utah 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: 3ca53690-d42a-4b49-9f7d-e247d8eee7a5.  Utah 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; 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:

Shannen Robson
Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager
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:

Programmer
Laura Russell
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

Approximately half of the collection is from the Intermountain West, including early records of historical importance assembled by Angus Woodbury and his students. Later work by John Legler and students led to the development of major holdings from Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Australia, and one of the largest collections of turtle specimens in North America.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes 11 type specimens (4 holotypes and 7 paratypes) of reptiles.

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1900-01-01 / 2000-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 3ca53690-d42a-4b49-9f7d-e247d8eee7a5
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=umnh_herps