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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTennessee
County/ParishCumberland
Locality18 Mi. Sw Crossville
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-15219
Collected ByCarter, Wa (gloyd,hk,5964 Ross, B) 2590(ec-h
Date Collected1958-05-01

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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 NameAgkistrodon contortrix
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Crotalinae (Viperidae) | AGKISTRODON
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyViperidae
GenusAgkistrodon
Specific Epithetcontortrix
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameCopperhead
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-15219
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-15219
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCARTER, WA (GLOYD,HK,5964 ROSS, B) 2590(EC-H
Date Collected1958-05-01
Year1958
Month5
Day1
Start Day of Year121
End Day of Year121
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTennessee
CountyCumberland
Higher Geography| USA | TENNESSEE | CUMBERLAND CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
Locality18 MI. SW CROSSVILLE
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TENNESSEE | CUMBERLAND CO | 18 MI. SW CROSSVILLE
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:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
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