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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceKansas
County/ParishEllis
LocalityHays
Latitude38.879178304488676
Longitude-99.32315899207752
Institution CodeKu
Collection CodeKuh
Catalog Number16890
Date Collected1932-04-24

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http://biodiversity.ku.edu/herpetology/collections

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

Contacts

Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@ku.edu
Name Linda Trueb
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailtrueb@ku.edu
Name Richard Glor
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailglor@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePlestiodon obsoletus
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumchordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSauria
FamilyScincidae
GenusPlestiodon
Specific Epithetobsoletus
Specimen
Catalog Number16890
PreparationsETOH - 1
Institution CodeKU
Collection CodeKUH
Occurrence IDb2c57cbe-b069-11e3-8cfe-90b11c41863e
Dataset NameUniversity of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Herpetology Collection
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Date Collected1932-04-00
Year1932
Month4
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceKansas
CountyEllis
Higher GeographyUnited States, Kansas, Ellis
ContinentNorth America
LocalityHays
Decimal Latitude38.8791667
Decimal Longitude-99.3227778
Georeference ProtocolMaNIS/HerpNET/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeferenced Date2005-03-14
Other
Languageen
Modified2000-11-28 12:46:23.0
IDb2c57cbe-b069-11e3-8cfe-90b11c41863e
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dcterms:accessRightshttp://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusUnverified
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS Map 1:24,000 (Hays North 38099-H3 TF 024)
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en_US
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/iakn-125z
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