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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryCanada
State/ProvinceNova Scotia
County/ParishAnnapolis County
LocalityMelvern Square
Latitude44.98333
Longitude-64.98333
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeBird Specimens
Catalog Number99159
Collected ByCollector(s): Ronald W. Smith
Date Collected1931-05-06

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http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Bird_Collection.html

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.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.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 Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMorus bassanus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Aves; Pelecaniformes; Sulidae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPelecaniformes
FamilySulidae
GenusMorus
Specific Epithetbassanus
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsMorus bassanus (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number99159
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=232
Preparationsskin, study
Individual Count1
Sexmale
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeBird specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:99159?seid=977915
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Ronald W. Smith
Collector Number232
Date Collected1931-05-06
Verbatim Date Collected6 May 1931
Year1931
Month05
Day06
End Day of Year126
Locality
CountryCanada
State / ProvinceNova Scotia
CountyAnnapolis County
Higher GeographyNorth America, Canada, Nova Scotia, Annapolis County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityMelvern Square
Verbatim LocalityMelvern Square
Decimal Latitude44.98333
Decimal Longitude-64.98333
Georeference ProtocolMaNIS georeferencing guidelines
Verbatim Coordinates44.98333/-64.98333
Location According ToAndrea Caiozzi-Cofre
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters4271
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByAndrea Caiozzi-Cofre
Georeferenced Date2003-06-25 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-07-25 20:31:58.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:99159?seid=977915
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:99159
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34952
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=male ; age=ad. ; soft parts=for comments on colors, see remarks
dwc:georeferenceSourcesCanadian Geonames Gazetteer
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:99159
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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