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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceOklahoma
County/ParishMurray
LocalityBelow Dam At Price Falls
Institution CodeOmnh
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number26646.0
Collected ByCarl Riggs
Date Collected1950-07-31

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The collection of fishes includes over 30,000 catalogued lots representing 34 families, primarily of North American freshwater fishes. Groups best represented are North American minnows (Cyprinidae), catfishes (Ictaluridae), darters (Percidae), sunfishes (Centrarchidae), and suckers (Catostomidae).The collection dates to the 1920’s, with specimens collected by early expeditions of the Museum of Zoology and Department of Zoology under the direction of A. I. Ortenburger. The particular strength of the collection is in its holdings of extensive samples of fishes throughout the lower Great Plains, with emphasis on Oklahoma streams and reservoirs. Periods with strong collecting efforts include the 1920s, 1950s-1960s, and 1980s to the present. The collection grew substantially in recent years with the addition of long-term samples of fish from sites statewide by the late Mr. Jimmie Pigg. We continue to add actively to the holdings of the range by virtue of ongoing research by the curators and their graduate students and by continued archiving of community samples by the Department of Environmental Quality, whose employees continue the work begun by Mr. Pigg. The Division of Ichthyology houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of archived specimens of fishes for Oklahoma. These collections comprise an invaluable resource for documenting historical ranges, present distributions, and ecology of Oklahoma fishes. These collections allow analysis of range contraction, human-induced changes, and conservation status of the fish fauna of Oklahoma. The availability of long-term series provides an important opportunity to assess natural variation in fish communities. The majority of the collection is in fluid storage in archival museum jars, with limited holdings of larger specimens in steel tanks. In addition, there is a teaching collection that includes cleared and stained material, prepared skeletons, and representatives of the fish fauna world-wide both freshwater and marine.

Contacts

Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
Emailjkbraun@ou.edu
Name Paul King
RoleHead of IT
Emailpking@ou.edu
Name Sarah Sanger
RoleInformation Systems Lead
Emailssanger@ou.edu
Name Karen Whitecotton
RoleRegistrar
Emailregistrar.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu
Name Sara Cartwright
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcartwright@ou.edu
Name Janet Braun
RoleInterim Curator
Emailjkbraun@ou.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific Namelepomis megalotis
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumchordata
ClassActinopterygii
Orderperciformes
FamilyCentrarchidae
GenusLepomis
Specific Epithetmegalotis
Specimen
Catalog Number26646.0
Individual Count1
Institution CodeOMNH
Collection CodeFISH
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:26646
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByCarl Riggs
Field NumberR50-16
Date Collected1950-07-31
Verbatim Date Collected31 July 1950
Year1950
Month7
Day31
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceOklahoma
CountyMurray
Continentnorth america
Water BodyFalls Creek
LocalityBelow dam at Price Falls
Verbatim LocalityBelow dam at Price Falls , Red/Washita , 11130303
Verbatim Latitude34.4262
Verbatim Longitude-97.1067
Other
LanguageEnglish
Modified2013-12-17 00:00:00.0
IDurn:catalog:OMNH:FISH:26646
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dcterms:rightsHolderSam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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