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Specimen Record

ContinentAfrica
CountrySouth Africa
State/ProvinceCape Province
LocalityDriehoeksfontein, 30 Mi Nw Murraysburg
Latitude-31.95
Longitude23.7666666667
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeAmphibian And Reptile Specimens
Catalog Number69078
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert C. Stebbins
Date Collected1959-01-30

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http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Herp_Collection.html

The MVZ collection of amphibians and reptiles contains over 270,000 catalogued specimens. As of 8 April 2004, 123 of these have been designated holotypes, three are neotypes, three are syntypes, and 1793 are paratypes and paratopotypes. Most specimens are fluid-preserved, but the collection also contains skeletal preparations, sets of amphibian eggs and larvae, and several thousand specimens that have been cleared and stained. Other special collections include pineal organs, 800 sectioned heads, a series of dried anuran skins from California and Argentina, and stomach contents that have been removed from more than 3,000 predatory reptiles.

Contacts

Name Carol Spencer
RoleStaff Curator of Herpetology
Emailatrox@berkeley.edu
Name Carol Spencer
RoleStaff Curator of Herpetology
Emailatrox@berkeley.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 Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Jim McGuire
RoleFaculty Curator of Herpetology
Emailmcguirej@berkeley.edu
Name David Wake
RoleFaculty Curator of Herpetology
Emailwakelab@berkeley.edu
Name Michelle Koo
RoleGIS and Bioinformatics Specialist
Emailmkoo@berkeley.edu
Name Carol Spencer
RoleStaff Curator of Herpetology
Emailatrox@berkeley.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameXenopus laevis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Amphibia; Anura; Pipidae; Dactylethrinae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyPipidae
GenusXenopus
Specific Epithetlaevis
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsXenopus laevis (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number69078
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=8620
Preparationswhole organism (ethanol)
Individual Count1
Life Stageadult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeAmphibian and reptile specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:69078?seid=533559
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert C. Stebbins
Collector Number8620
Date Collected1959-01-30
Verbatim Date Collected30 Jan 1959
Year1959
Month01
Day30
End Day of Year30
Locality
CountrySouth Africa
State / ProvinceCape Province
Higher GeographyAfrica, South Africa, Cape Province
ContinentAfrica
LocalityDriehoeksfontein, 30 mi NW Murraysburg
Verbatim LocalityDriehoeksfontein, 30 mi NW Murraysburg
Decimal Latitude-31.95
Decimal Longitude23.7666666667
Georeference ProtocolMaNIS georeferencing guidelines
Verbatim Coordinates31d 57m 0s S/23d 46m 0s E
Location According ToElisa Bonaccorso
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters42977
Geodetic DatumWorld Geodetic System 1984
Georeferenced ByElisa Bonaccorso
Georeferenced Date2002-11-15 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-03-11 11:58:35.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:69078?seid=533559
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:69078
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34818
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=unknown ; age class=adult/juvenile
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGeoNet Name Server gazetteer
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:69078
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdeg. min. sec.
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