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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceAlaska
LocalityGold Hill
Latitude64.85
Longitude-147.95
Institution CodeUam
Collection CodeEarth Science
Catalog Number7139
Collected ByCollector(s): Otto William Geist
Date Collected1951-01-01

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The University of Alaska Museum of the North Earth Sciences collection (UAMES) focuses on Alaskan fossils. It contains more than 65,000 specimens in two sub-collections: paleontology and geology (not databased yet). The paleontology collection houses both vertebrate and invertebrate specimens, ranging from Cambrian archaeocyathids to Quaternary mammals. Significantly, it is the largest collection of polar dinosaurs in the world with 10,000 specimens, primarily from the North Slope of Alaska. It also comprises a diverse assortment of Alaskan Quaternary mammals, including a large portion of the material collected throughout Alaska by Otto W. Geist between the late 1920s and the 1960s. The collection also contains a variety of paleobotanical specimens and a large collection of invertebrates (both micro- and macrofossils). It is home to 39 holotypes and 409 paratypes, most of which are invertebrates. The collection is growing through active research projects in different regions of Alaska and collaboration with state and federal agencies.

Contacts

Name Patrick Druckenmiller
RoleCurator of Earth Sciences
Emailpsdruckenmiller@alaska.edu
Name Patrick Druckenmiller
RoleCurator of Earth Sciences
Emailpsdruckenmiller@alaska.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 Julie Rousseau
RoleEarth Sciences Collection Manager
Emailjirousseau@alaska.edu
Name Patrick Druckenmiller
RoleCurator of Earth Sciences
Emailpsdruckenmiller@alaska.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameBison
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Artiodactyla; Bovidae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderArtiodactyla
FamilyBovidae
GenusBison
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByOtto William Geist
Previous IdentificationsBison (accepted ID) identified by Otto William Geist; method: field
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number7139
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=5096/1952; original identifier=AK-21-V
Preparationsvertebra, cervical
Individual Count1
Institution CodeUAM
Collection CodeEarth Science
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/UAM:ES:7139?seid=1290997
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Otto William Geist
Collector Number5096/1952
Date Collected1951-01-01/1954-12-31
Verbatim Date Collected1951-1954
Collection RemarksThis specimen is located in range 11, bay 5, box 2 of the V-21 set of boxes in the collections range.
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceAlaska
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, Alaska, Fairbanks Quad
ContinentNorth America
LocalityGold Hill
Verbatim LocalityGold Hill is 6 miles West of Fairbanks
Decimal Latitude64.85
Decimal Longitude-147.95
Georeference ProtocolGeoLocate
Location RemarksGold Hill is 6 miles West of Fairbanks
Verbatim Coordinates64d 51m 0s N/147d 57m 0s W
Location According ToOtto William Geist
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters2112
Geodetic DatumWorld Geodetic System 1984
Georeferenced ByOtto William Geist
Georeferenced Date1951-01-01 00:00:00.0
Paleo Context
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemCenozoic
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemQuaternary
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-10-27 17:31:40.0
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dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dwc:identificationVerificationStatusfield
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGeoLocate
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dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/UAM:ES:7139
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34847
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dwc:eventTime1951-01-01/1954-12-31
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdeg. min. sec.
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