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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishEl Paso
Locality4 Mi. N El Paso City Limits (sic)
Latitude31.95843395597615
Longitude-106.33715008374898
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-1232
Collected ByHenway, M
Date Collected1968-10-24

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The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.

Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.

Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

Contacts

Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Arthur Harris
RoleCurator of the Paleobiology collection
Emailaharris@utep.edu
Name Carl Lieb
RoleCo-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
Emailclieb@utep.edu
Name Philip Lavretsky
RoleCurator of Ornithology
Emailplavretsky@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePituophis catenifer
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Colubrinae (Colubridae) | PITUOPHIS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusPituophis
Specific Epithetcatenifer
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameGopher Snake
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-1232
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-1232
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByHENWAY, M
Date Collected1968-10-24
Year1968
Collection RemarksCOLLECTION DATE GIVEN AS; OFFSET FOR GEOREF ASSUMED 1966 CITY LIMITS AT HWY 54
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyEl Paso
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
Locality4 MI. N EL PASO CITY LIMITS (SIC)
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | 4 MI. N EL PASO CITY LIMITS (SIC)
Decimal Latitude31.95833
Decimal Longitude-106.33661
Verbatim LatitudeN31D 57.4'
Verbatim LongitudeW106D 26.5'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1904
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference Remarksoffset from city limits at USHy 54 in 1966
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date12/16/2004
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-1232
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-1232
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS 1:100,000
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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