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UWYMV Bird Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates on May 5, 2018 University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates

The UWYMV Bird Collection is housed in the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center on the campus of the University of Wyoming. It is a part of the Department of Zoology and Physiology. The collection was started in 1894 and Wilbur C. Knight, the state geologist, was appointed as the first curator. The museum's mission was to document and describe Wyoming's avian biodiversity. There was a brief period of active collecting by Knight and Charles W. Gilmore in 1897 and 1898. This was followed by a period of inactivity until the arrival of Ernest Pilsbury Walker as an undergraduate. He collected specimens around the southeastern part of the state from 1910 through 1912. He also contributed his personal collection from Sheridan, Indiana. Beyond sporadic trading and salvaging, the collection has been mostly inactive for the past 100 years until Matt Carling was hired as curator and James Maley was hired as collections manager. The collection was moved into the Berry Center and organized, and it is now undergoing rapid expansion.

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 2,298 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)
    2298
  • ResourceRelationship 
    2298
  • 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 2,298 records in English (288 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 Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates. 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: abcaccad-9e01-4b2a-b493-32531cbed32a.  University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates 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:

Matthew Carling
Curator
University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center 82071 Laramie WY US (307) 766-6169
http://www.uwyo.edu/carlinglab

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Matthew Carling
Curator
University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center 82071 Laramie WY US (307) 766-6169
http://www.uwyo.edu/carlinglab

Who filled in the metadata:

Matthew Carling
Curator
University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center 82071 Laramie WY US (307) 766-6169
http://www.uwyo.edu/carlinglab

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
Elizabeth Wommack
Collections Manager
University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center 82071 Laramie WY US (307) 766-6227

Geographic Coverage

The UWYMV bird collection has global coverage but the majority of holdings are from Wyoming and other western and central United States.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxonomic coverage of the UWYMV bird collection is focused on Nearctic families, with a particular strength of landbird series from the Laramie plains and Snowy Range.

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1886-present

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers abcaccad-9e01-4b2a-b493-32531cbed32a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=uwymv_bird