UCM Bird Eggs/Nests Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence
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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. Specimens from Colorado and the surrounding plains, plateaus, and basins are the strength of our collection. The UCM Egg & Nest Collection contains over 2,250 egg sets and nests. Nearly three-quarters of this collection was assembled by distinguished naturalists Denis Gale and G. Morrison in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. These historic specimens represent much of the avifauna found in Colorado and several Midwestern states, and are accompanied by detailed field notes. An additional 600 egg sets collected in the US and Peru in the late 1970s-1990s are preserved as broken fragments, historically used to examine variation in eggshell gas exchange in montane and lowland habitats.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)
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ResourceRelationship 
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Multimedia 
1132

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University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Bird Egg/Nest Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 472a9647-bca4-4975-a5c4-613d1064ea69.  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
3037351016

Geographic Coverage

These historic specimens represent much of the avifauna found in Colorado and several Midwestern states, and are accompanied by detailed field notes. An additional 600 egg sets collected in the US and Peru in the late 1970s-1990s are preserved as broken fragments, historically used to examine variation in eggshell gas exchange in montane and lowland habitats.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Aves (birds)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1800 to present

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 472a9647-bca4-4975-a5c4-613d1064ea69
https://ipt.vertnet.org/resource?r=ucm_egg