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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/ParishDoña Ana
LocalityFort Bliss Military Reserv., Dona Ana Range, Grid 1b (t25s, R4e Sw 1/4 Sec.8, Utm 529/574) Ca. 1290 M
Latitude32.145487497622085
Longitude-106.55881851822599
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-12118
Collected ByFort Bliss Environmental Office (scarbrough
Date Collected1988-06-07

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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 NameAspidoscelis tigris
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Teiidae | ASPIDOSCELIS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyTeiidae
GenusAspidoscelis
Specific Epithettigris
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameWestern Whiptail
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-12118
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-12118
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByFORT BLISS ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICE (SCARBROUGH
Date Collected1988-06-07
Year1988
Month6
Day7
Start Day of Year159
End Day of Year159
Collection RemarksMALE 91 + 230 MM FOUND DEAD IN FOLDING MAMMAL TRAP
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceNew Mexico
CountyDoña Ana
Higher Geography| USA | NEW MEXICO | DOA ANA CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFORT BLISS MILITARY RESERV., DONA ANA RANGE, GRID 1B (T25S, R4E SW 1/4 SEC.8, UTM 529/574) CA. 1290 M
Verbatim LocalityUSA | NEW MEXICO | DOA ANA CO | FORT BLISS MILITARY RESERV., DONA ANA RANGE, GRID 1B (T25S, R4E SW 1/4 SEC.8, UTM 529/574) CA. 1290 M
Decimal Latitude32.14539
Decimal Longitude-106.55827
Verbatim LatitudeN32D 08.7'
Verbatim LongitudeW089D 25.3'
Verbatim Coordinates13 352900 E 3557400 N
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters386
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference RemarksOriginal georef submitted by Stephen R (MSB) dated 2007/01/17 TRS data instead of the UTM coordinates (32.144347, -106.558827, error = 0.571155 m); recalculation by Lieb in 2011 by plotting Georef on the 1:24,000 USGS map using a marked map location on a; When the (corrected, see above) UTM values are plotted on the USGS map edition, they plot ca. 0.18 air km NW of the center of the mapped (M1) area indicated for Grid 1B; both of these locations plot in the SW 1/4 of Sec.8
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date11/4/2011
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-12118
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dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-12118
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS 1:24,000 Bishop Cap Quad (1955)
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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