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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMichigan
County/ParishKeweenaw
LocalityCopper Harbor, Keweenaw Point
Institution CodeUmmz
Collection CodeBirds
Catalog Number67395
Collected ByWood, Norman A
Date Collected1931-05-28

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Through the efforts of University of Michigan faculty-curators and staff, the Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) develops and maintains excellent zoological collections explicitly for use in research and education benefiting science, society, and the university.

The faculty staff and various graduate students of the Birds Division conduct research on the phylogenetic relationships, evolution and behavior of a wide variety of birds using museum collections, molecular techniques, and captive and field studies.

The skins collection consists of approximately 176,000 specimens (6th largest in North America; about 2/3 of the species of the world), housed in 224 cases (133 double, 190 single, 1 triple), approximately 5000 sq. feet. In addition to study skins, the collection also includes other special preparations such as 1457 flat pelts and 636 spread wings and tails. The skin collection contains 317 holotypes and 3 lectotypes. These are not available for loan. An annotated list is available (UMMZ Misc. Publ. No. 174, R. W. Storer, 1988). A list and images of our types are available electronically. Extinct species are represented also.

The skeletons collection represents approximately 23,800 specimens, 3,500 species (4th largest in the world in number of specimens, 2nd in number of species after the U.S. National Museum) stored in 60 cases, approximately 700 sq. feet. The only families missing are: Mesoenatidae, Rhynochetidae, Dromadidae, Leptosomatidae, Oxyrunchidae, Acanthisittidae, Atrichornithidae, Hyposittidae, and Callaeidae. About 1/2 of the skeleton specimens are from the United States. Other geographic areas for which we have larger collections include: Argentina (830), Australia (485), Canada (435), Costa Rica (1000), Egypt (1000), Ghana (490), Mexico (650), New Caledonia (140), Paraguay (1160), Philippines (340), Surinam (370), and Tanzania (340).

Additional collections include:

Eggs and nests: 4,600 egg sets and 573 nests in 26 cases.

Fluid collection: 4,250 specimens (18th largest in the world), 464 linear feet of shelving and 27 linear feet of floor space for tanks. Also available are 1100 fluid preserved syrinxes.

Frozen tissues: Samples from about 4,800 individuals stored in an ultra-cold freezer.

Contacts

Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameChondestes grammacus grammacus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Aves | Passeriformes | Passerellidae | Chondestes
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyEmberizidae
GenusChondestes
Specific Epithetgrammacus
Infraspecific Epithetgrammacus
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number67395
PreparationsSkin, Y
Life Stageadult
Sexmale
Institution CodeUMMZ
Collection CodeBirds
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UMMZ:Birds:67395
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByWood, Norman A
Collector NumberNAW 100
Date Collected1931-05-28
Year1931
Month5
Day28
Start Day of Year148
End Day of Year148
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMichigan
CountyKeweenaw
Higher GeographyNorth America | U.S.A. | Michigan | Keweenaw | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityCopper Harbor, Keweenaw Point
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | U.S.A. | Michigan | Keweenaw
Georeferenced BySpinei , Derek
Georeferenced Date2007-10-30
Other
Languageen
Modified2014-07-15 13:49:12.0
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