Delaware Museum of Nature & Science — Birds

Occurrence
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Description

The bird collection of the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science (DMNH, formerly known as Delaware Museum of Natural History) consists of approximately 67,000 study skins, 3,000 spread wings and 11,000 skeletons. The holdings represent about 4,000 bird species. About 140 taxa are in the type collection. The collection, worldwide in scope, has especially strong holdings of Philippine and Central and South American birds. Extinct species are also represented. Formation of the collection began when the Museum was founded in 1957. Among the collections that can be found here are those of George Miksch Sutton, Allan R. Phillips, Olin S. Pettingill, D.S. Rabor, M. Hachisuka and specimens from Charles Sibley's expeditions in 1975-1977 .

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Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c21cd435-718a-4069-b503-776bf0e22b96.  Delaware Museum of Nature & Science publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Ashley Kempken
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager of Birds
Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
4840 Kennett Pike
19807-0937 Wilmington
DE
US
+01 302-658-9111 -- 315
Matthew Halley, Ph.D.
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Birds
Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
4840 Kennett Pike
19807-0937 Wilmington
DE
US
+01 302-658-9111 -- 314
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

The bird collection is worldwide in scope with strengths in USA, Mexico, and Philippines.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Class Aves (Birds)

Class Aves

Collection Data

Collection Name Delaware Museum of Nature & Science (DMNH, formerly known as Delaware Museum of Natural History) Bird Collection
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/ywsm-eq6q
Parent Collection Identifier not applicable
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers c21cd435-718a-4069-b503-776bf0e22b96
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