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UTEP Vertebrates

Latest version published by University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections on Sep 16, 2017 University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections

The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.<br><br> Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.<br><br> Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

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 22,053 records.

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 22,053 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections. 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: bd2feca8-ec39-4480-9dad-e353ab6a506d.  University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections 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:

Teresa Mayfield
Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Avenue, Biology B222 79968-0533 El Paso TX US +01 915-747-5479
https://www.utep.edu/leb/collect/collect.htm

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Teresa Mayfield
Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Avenue, Biology B222 79968-0533 El Paso TX US +01 915-747-5479
https://www.utep.edu/leb/collect/collect.htm

Who filled in the metadata:

Teresa Mayfield
Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Avenue, Biology B222 79968-0533 El Paso TX US +01 915-747-5479
https://www.utep.edu/leb/collect/collect.htm

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Arthur Harris
Curator of the Paleobiology collection
University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Avenue 79968-0519 El Paso TX US 915-747-6895
http://www.utep.edu/leb/default.htm
Point Of Contact
Carl Lieb
Co-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
University of Texas at El Paso 500 West University Avenue, Biology Bldg. #209 79968-0519 El Paso TX US
http://www.utep.edu/leb/default.htm
Point Of Contact
Philip Lavretsky
Curator of Ornithology
University of Texas at El Paso 500 West University Avenue, Biology Bldg. #222 79968-0519 El Paso TX US
http://www.utep.edu/leb/default.htm

Geographic Coverage

The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico.

Bounding Coordinates South West [15.15, -123.91], North East [41.88, -93.01]

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period Pleistocene-Holocene

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers bd2feca8-ec39-4480-9dad-e353ab6a506d
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=utep_verts