UCM Bird Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence
Latest version published by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on Apr 18, 2024 University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

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Description

Vertebrate Zoology in the CU Museum of Natural History is a biodiversity repository of more than 120,000 specimens from five taxa: Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles (Herpetology), Birds, and Mammals. With the exception of birds, our collections are the largest collections of their kind in Colorado. Since our specimens document changes in biodiversity over the last 200 years, they are treasures of biological and historical significance. The geographic scope of our bird specimens is global, representing 38 countries. As in all of our collections, the emphasis is on Colorado species (over 80% represented) with material dating from the early 1800s to the present. Nearly 6,000 specimens were donated by the Colorado College Museum in Colorado Springs in the 1960s. This material includes the collection of Charles E. Aiken, a pioneer ornithologist in Colorado, and dates back to 1805. The Bird collection is also home to several specimens of iconic extinct species such as Passenger Pigeons and Carolina Parakeets.

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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University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Birds Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 89337996-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Colorado 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

Contacts

Emily Braker
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
UCB 265
80309 Boulder
Colorado
US
3034928466
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Dusty McDonald
  • Point Of Contact
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Christy McCain
  • Curator
Vertebrate Zoology Curator
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
UCB 265
80309 Boulder
CO
US
303-735-1016

Geographic Coverage

The geographic scope of our bird specimens is global representing 38 countries, including over two hundred from Colombia. But as in all of our collections, the emphasis is on Colorado species (over 80% represented).

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

Taxonomic Coverage

7 type specimens (1 holotype & 6 paratypes). The bird collection is home to several specimens of iconic extinct species such as Passenger Pigeons and Carolina Parakeets.

Class Aves (birds)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1800 to present

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 89337996-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
https://ipt.vertnet.org/resource?r=ucm_birds