Ohio Wesleyan University Bird Specimens (Arctos)

Occurrence
Latest version published by Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History on Apr 15, 2024 Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History

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Description

The ornithological collection is the largest department of the Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History. The collection consists of study skins, mounted birds, eggs, nests, skeletons, bones, and feathers. The majority of the study skins and mounted birds are native to Ohio, with several from Australia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. The egg collection houses specimens from across the United States, in addition to a substantial collection of eggs from Indian birds donated in the 1920s. The collection also includes a selection of wooden birds carved by former professor of zoology, Dr. William D. Stull.

Data Records

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1 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)
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How to cite

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Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History Ornithology Collection

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 45a84259-8f6d-4b2a-9fcb-d77d2e3ac668.  Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Josh Pletcher
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Student Curator
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
19706320027
Lisa Tabak
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curatorial Director
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
90 S Henry St, SCSC 166
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
1-740-368-3887
Dustin Reichard
  • Curator
Assistant Professor of Zoology
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
1-740-368-2890
David Bloom
  • Programmer
Vertnet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Dusty McDonald
  • Programmer
Arctos Database Programmer

Geographic Coverage

Worldwide (in particular Ohio, Palestine, Australia, and India, with a few specimens from Africa and South America)

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Struthioniformes, Casuariiformes, Tinamiformes, Galliformes, Anseriformes, Podicipediformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Columbiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Cuculiformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Gaviiformes, Sphenisciformes, Procellariformes, Ciconiiformes, Suliformes, Pelecaniformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes, Bucerotiformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, Falconiformes, Psittaciformes, Passeriformes

Class Aves
Order Struthioniformes, Casuariiformes, Tinamiformes, Galliformes, Anseriformes, Podicipediformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Columbiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Cuculiformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Gaviiformes, Sphenisciformes, Procellariformes, Ciconiiformes, Pelecaniformes, Suliformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes, Bucerotiformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, Falconiformes, Psittaciformes, Passeriformes

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1859-Present

Collection Data

Collection Name Ohio Wesleyan University Bird Specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/OWU:Bird
Parent Collection Identifier OWU

Additional Metadata

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

Purpose Birds of Ohio and representatives of Australian, African, South American, Middle Eastern birds, Indian
Alternative Identifiers OWMZ
45a84259-8f6d-4b2a-9fcb-d77d2e3ac668
https://ipt.vertnet.org/resource?r=owu_bird