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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/ParishEddy
LocalityDor Rattlesnake Springs Rd, Near Jct With Ushy 62/180 (t25s, R25e, Sw 1/4 Sec.28)
Latitude32.10917
Longitude-104.471109
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-9946
Collected ByFerguson, Gm 0854
Date Collected1983-11-09

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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-9946
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-9946
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByFERGUSON, GM 0854
Date Collected1983-11-09
Year1983
Month11
Day9
Start Day of Year313
End Day of Year313
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceNew Mexico
CountyEddy
Higher Geography| USA | NEW MEXICO | EDDY CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityDOR RATTLESNAKE SPRINGS RD, NEAR JCT WITH USHY 62/180 (T25S, R25E, SW 1/4 SEC.28)
Verbatim LocalityUSA | NEW MEXICO | EDDY CO | DOR RATTLESNAKE SPRINGS RD, NEAR JCT WITH USHY 62/180 (T25S, R25E, SW 1/4 SEC.28)
Decimal Latitude32.10917
Decimal Longitude-104.471109
Georeference ProtocolVertNet Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters17
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference RemarksMoved to Rattlesnake Spring in Rattlesnake Canyon GNIS.
Georeferenced ByStephen R. (MSB)
Georeferenced Date11/21/2006
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
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dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesArcGIS software with data from NM Resource Geograhic Information System Program (http://rgis.unm.edu) and other inhouse resources
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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