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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishShackelford
LocalityDor Fmrd 604, 2.4 Rd Mi. S Jct With Sthy 351, 0.2 Rd Mi. N Callahan County Line (32 Deg 30.978'n, 99 Deg 33.660'w)
Latitude32.5163
Longitude-99.5605
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-18781
Collected ByLieb, Cs 8654
Date Collected2003-05-13

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http://museum.utep.edu

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 NameSistrurus catenatus
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Crotalinae (Viperidae) | SISTRURUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyViperidae
GenusSistrurus
Specific Epithetcatenatus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameMassasauga
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-18781
Preparationsalcoholic | tissue
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-18781
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByLIEB, CS 8654
Date Collected2003-05-13
Year2003
Month5
Day13
Start Day of Year133
End Day of Year133
Collection RemarksMALE, 298 + 38MM; HEART, LIVER, & MUSCLE TISSUE SAMPLES IN LYSIS BUFFER & ETOH (CSL)
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyShackelford
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | SHACKELFORD CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityDOR FMRD 604, 2.4 RD MI. S JCT WITH STHY 351, 0.2 RD MI. N CALLAHAN COUNTY LINE (32 DEG 30.978'N, 99 DEG 33.660'W)
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | SHACKELFORD CO | DOR FMRD 604, 2.4 RD MI. S JCT WITH STHY 351, 0.2 RD MI. N CALLAHAN COUNTY LINE (32 DEG 30.978'N, 99 DEG 33.660'W)
Decimal Latitude32.5163
Decimal Longitude-99.5605
Verbatim LatitudeN32D 30.98'
Verbatim LongitudeW099D 33.66'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters12
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference RemarksGPS measurement accuracy not recorded; 33 ft assumed for error calculations
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date9/10/2009
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-18781
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-18781
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGPS
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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