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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryMexico
State/ProvinceOaxaca
LocalitySan Gabriel Mixtepec, 36.5 Km N
Latitude16.2374894
Longitude-97.2869356
Institution CodeWfvz
Collection CodeBird
Catalog Number32154
Collected BySchaldach, Jr., W.j.

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Eggs:
The WFVZ houses approximately 225,000 sets of eggs (equal to more than 1,000,000 individual eggs), representing at least 4,000 bird species from around the world, and collected from more than 400 individual and institutional collections. The egg collection of the WFVZ is the largest in the world.

The Western Foundation’s collections have contributed to multiple scientific fields (e.g., conservation, ecology, taxonomy, and toxicology). For example, the WFVZ provided photocopies of egg records for more than 500 species, and egg measurements for more than 400 species, covered by the Birds of North America series. This information and digital pictures of these eggs and nests are now available at www.birds.cornell.edu/birdsofna. The Foundation’s egg sets have also figured prominently in studies of eggshell thinning due to contaminants (e.g., DDT and heavy metals). Since 2000 alone, the WFVZ has contributed data to more than 200 publications. Thus, the value of the WFVZ’s collections for science, and for the conservation of bird species, continues to be evidenced.

Staff of the WFVZ provide data on eggs, including measurements and digital images, to researchers. Please contact René Corado, Collections Manager, for more information, and see our list of services available to researchers.

Nests:
The Foundation has more than 18,000 specimens from around the world, representing the largest collection of nests in North America and the world.

WFVZ pictures of the nests of North American breeding bird species are available at www.birds.cornell.edu/birdsofna, or researchers can contact us for particular digital images.

Skins:
The WFVZ houses more than 56,000 study skin specimens representing over 100 countries, with the largest numbers of specimens from the United States (>12,900), Mexico (>12,600), Malaysia (>4,400), Costa Rica (>4,000), and Ecuador (>3,800). The skin collection is at least the 16th largest among North American collections.

The primary sources for specimens currently are wildlife rehabilitation organizations; wildlife research agencies; birds killed by cats, window strikes, and car impacts; and the Foundation’s own field research projects. Materials are consistently acquired by the Western Foundation and used by researchers, educators, scientific artists, and other museums. In addition, materials are used in educational tours and presentations for the general public, both at the Foundation and at outside events.

Skin loans are made to qualified researchers.

Contacts

Name René Corado
RoleCollections Manager
Emailrene@wfvz.org
Name Linnea Hall
RoleExecutive Director
Emaillinnea@wfvz.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific Nameeupherusa cyanophrys
Higher ClassficationApodiformes | Trochilidae | Eupherusa
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderApodiformes
FamilyTrochilidae
GenusEupherusa
Specific Epithetcyanophrys
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number32154
Preparationsstudy skin
Life Stageadult
Sexmale
Institution CodeWFVZ
Collection CodeBird
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:WFVZ:Bird:32154
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected BySchaldach, Jr., W.J.
Date Collected0000
Verbatim Date Collected00 XXX 0000
Year0
Collection RemarksNetted in heavily vegetated barrance in 'cloud forest'
Locality
CountryMexico
Country CodeMX
State / ProvinceOaxaca
Higher GeographyNorth America | Mexico | Oaxaca | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySan Gabriel Mixtepec, 36.5 km N
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | Mexico | Oaxaca | San Gabriel Mixtepec, 36.5 km N
Decimal Latitude16.2374894
Decimal Longitude-97.2869356
Georeference ProtocolMexican Bird Atlas, Navarro-Sigüenza et al. - 2003
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeferenced ByMuseo de Zoología de la Facultad de Ciencias (MZFC)
Georeferenced Date2003-03-02
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-10-19
IDurn:catalog:WFVZ:Bird:32154
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/wfvz/bird?id=32154
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusverified by curator
dwc:dynamicProperties{"fat":"Little fat", "gonads":"Testes 2.5x2 left; 2x1.5 right", "molt":"No molt" }
dwc:georeferenceSourcesINEGI 1:250k topographic map series (1988) and/or Paynter's Gazetteer (1955)
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34967
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