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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishInyo County
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Latitude36.463047
Longitude-116.877552
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeBird Specimens
Catalog Number40629
Collected ByCollector(s): Joseph Grinnell
Date Collected1920-04-05

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The MVZ bird collection is one of the largest in the United States. It houses over 185,000 catalogued specimens, including 174 holotype and 2 syntypes. The majority of specimens are study skins, but the collection also contains over 21,000 skeletal specimens and 3,200 fluid-preserved specimens. Other types of preparations include flat specimens (wings, skins) and body skins with skeletons ("schmoos"). Tissues, anatomical parts (e.g., syrinx, stomach contents), and parasites are routinely preserved with specimens. Many specimens also are associated with cataloged audio recordings.

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Taxonomy
Scientific NameHirundo rustica erythrogaster
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Aves; Passeriformes; Hirundinidae; Hirundininae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyHirundinidae
GenusHirundo
Specific Epithetrustica
Infraspecific Epitheterythrogaster
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsHirundo rustica erythrogaster (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number40629
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=5183
Preparationsskin, study
Individual Count1
Sexmale
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeBird specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:40629?seid=1525529
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Joseph Grinnell
Collector Number5183
Date Collected1920-04-05
Verbatim Date Collected5 Apr 1920
Year1920
Month04
Day05
End Day of Year96
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountyInyo County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, California, Inyo County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Verbatim LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley National Monument
Decimal Latitude36.463047
Decimal Longitude-116.877552
Maximum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Minimum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Location RemarksFor details on locality and other data, see Grinnell, J. 1937. Mammals of Death Valley. Proceedings of The California Academic of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 115-169. -- It is impossible to determine exactly where traplines were set or non-trapped animals were collected, but from field notes if Dixon, Grinnell, McQuesten, and Sumner, most specimens were either obtained along the irrigation ditch of the old ranch or in the mesquite hummocks to the north, west, or southwest of the ranch headquarters -- the mid-point of a circle with a 0.75 mi radius and that covers the ranch and extends out through the mesquite hummocks is at approximately 36.463047, -116.877552, elevation -219 ft (GoogleEarth, WGS84 datum) - I would correct coordinates and elevation for all specimens from this locality to these, and indicate error radius of 0.75 mi. -- Dixon catalogs this specimen but otherwise makes no mention of where he obtained it in his fieldnotes. The MVZ Bird catalog gives the locality as "Furnace Creek Ranch" with no indication of an elevation. Reviewed by Jim Patton 1/26/16.
Verbatim Coordinates36.4572/-116.8653
Location According ToJames L. Patton
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1207.008
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByJames L. Patton
Georeferenced Date2000-08-22 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-07-25 20:33:07.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:40629?seid=1525529
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:40629
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34952
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiesweight=17.80 g; sex=male ; reproductive data=testis drawn on tag ; age=u ad.
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGoogle Earth
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:40629
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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