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UWBM Herpetology Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of Washington Burke Museum on May 5, 2018 University of Washington Burke Museum

The herpetological collection at the UW Burke Museum contains over 8,000 specimens of amphibians and reptiles. The collection has particularly strong geographic representation of the Pacific Northwest. More than 2,200 specimens are forest-dwelling amphibians from Western Washington obtained during wildlife studies in the 1980s and early 1990s. About 900 are garter snakes collected during the mid-1900s. In 2010, Dr. Adam Leache joined the Burke Museum as Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology. The entire collection was inventoried, catalogued, and georeferenced. This transition made the Burke Herpetology data searchable and mappable to the public for the first time. The geographic scope of the collection has expended greatly since 2010, and new collections from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ghana are now available that reflect active research programs by herpetology staff. The collection consists largely of alcohol-reserved specimens with a small number of photographs and skeletons. Genetic resources are available for all specimens collected since 2010.

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 8,417 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)
    8417
  • ResourceRelationship 
    8417
  • 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 8,417 records in English (725 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 Washington Burke Museum Herpetology Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Washington Burke Museum. 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: 78122332-6315-41bd-914b-e9c1342d9093.  University of Washington Burke Museum 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:

Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA US (206) 543-7622
http://faculty.washington.edu/leache/wordpress/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA US (206) 543-7622
http://faculty.washington.edu/leache/wordpress

Who filled in the metadata:

Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA US (206) 543-7622
http://faculty.washington.edu/leache/wordpress/

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 UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum
Sharon Birks
Genetic Resources Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 353010 98195 Seattle WA US (206) 221-8462
http://www.burkemuseum.org/genetic/sharon

Geographic Coverage

The UW Burke Museum herpetology collection is global, with especially strong holdings from the Pacific Northwest, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ghana.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Amphibia, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1900-present

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 78122332-6315-41bd-914b-e9c1342d9093
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=uwbm_herp