Abilene Christian University Bird specimens (Arctos)

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The ACUNHC Bird Collection is comprised of 153 specimens. Roughly a third of the collection was a donation and is known as the “Jack Minter Bird Collection.” The remaining specimens in the collection are from Taylor County, Texas.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Abilene Christian University Ornithology Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited as https://arctos.database.museum/collection/ACUNHC:Bird; followed by the integer catalog number.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 95a4cd56-8290-4ebb-b799-b272308ac4ef.  Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Local Taylor County Texas birds and game birds of North America.


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David Bloom
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Geographic Coverage

North America

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Birds of North America

Class Aves

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1970-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Abilene Christian University Bird specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/ACUNHC:Bird
Parent Collection Identifier ACUNHC

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/; http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 95a4cd56-8290-4ebb-b799-b272308ac4ef