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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishSan Luis Obispo County
LocalitySpooner Ranch, Coast W San Luis Obispo
Latitude35.259369
Longitude-120.886381
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeBird Specimens
Catalog Number78677
Collected ByCollector(s): Mary M. Erickson
Date Collected1938-12-19

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http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Bird_Collection.html

The MVZ bird collection is one of the largest in the United States. It houses over 185,000 catalogued specimens, including 174 holotype and 2 syntypes. The majority of specimens are study skins, but the collection also contains over 21,000 skeletal specimens and 3,200 fluid-preserved specimens. Other types of preparations include flat specimens (wings, skins) and body skins with skeletons ("schmoos"). Tissues, anatomical parts (e.g., syrinx, stomach contents), and parasites are routinely preserved with specimens. Many specimens also are associated with cataloged audio recordings.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
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Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMelospiza melodia cooperi
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Aves; Passeriformes; Passerellidae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyPasserellidae
GenusMelospiza
Specific Epithetmelodia
Infraspecific Epithetcooperi
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsMelospiza melodia cooperi (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number78677
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=668
Preparationsskin, study
Individual Count1
Sexmale
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeBird specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:78677?seid=1679433
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Mary M. Erickson
Collector Number668
Date Collected1938-12-19
Verbatim Date Collected19 Dec 1938
Year1938
Month12
Day19
End Day of Year353
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountySan Luis Obispo County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, California, San Luis Obispo County
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySpooner Ranch, Coast W San Luis Obispo
Verbatim LocalitySpooner Ranch, Coast W San Luis Obispo
Decimal Latitude35.259369
Decimal Longitude-120.886381
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Verbatim Coordinates35.259369/-120.886381
Location According ToTamrya D. d'Artenay
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters6035.04
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByTamrya D. d'Artenay
Georeferenced Date2001-07-09 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-07-25 20:32:24.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:78677?seid=1679433
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:78677
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34952
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=male ; age=unknown ; fat deposition=light fat
dwc:georeferenceSourcesTerrain Navigator 3.02 USGS 1:100000
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:78677
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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