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Specimen Record

ContinentAfrica
CountryGhana
State/ProvinceGreater Accra
LocalityAchimota Farm,achimota School,ghana
Latitude5.617
Longitude-0.23300000000000004
Institution CodeMcz
Collection CodeHerp
Catalog NumberR-55286
Collected ByM. C. Lesage
Date Collected1954-10-19

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The Museum of Comparative Zoology was founded in 1859 on the concept that collections are an integral and fundamental component of zoological research and teaching. This more than 150-year-old commitment remains a strong and proud tradition for the MCZ. The present-day MCZ contains over 21-million specimens in ten research collections which comprise one of the world's richest and most varied resources for studying the diversity of life. The museum serves as the primary repository for zoological specimens collected by past and present Harvard faculty-curators, staff and associates conducting research around the world. As a premier university museum and research institution, the specimens and their related data are available to researchers of the scientific and museum community.

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RoleBiodiversity Informatics Manager
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Name Paul J. Morris
RoleBiodiversity Informatics Manager
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Name Linda S. Ford
RoleDirector of Collections Operations
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Name Brendan Haley
RoleSenior Database Manager
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameAtractaspis dahomeyensis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia Chordata Reptilia Lepidosauromorpha Squamata Serpentes Colubroidea Colubridae Atractaspis dahomeyensis
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusAtractaspis
Specific Epithetdahomeyensis
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByBocage
Catalog NumberR-55286
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=13; muse location number=ZR55286
Preparationswhole animal (ethanol)
Individual Count1
Institution CodeMCZ
Collection CodeHerp
Occurrence IDMCZ:Herp:R-55286
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
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Collection Event
Collected ByM. C. Lesage
Collector Number13
Date Collected1954-10-19
Verbatim Date Collected19/10/1954-19/10/1954
Start Day of Year0
Locality
CountryGhana
Country CodeGH
State / ProvinceGreater Accra
Higher GeographyAfrica: Ghana: Greater Accra
ContinentAfrica
LocalityAchimota Farm,Achimota School,Ghana
Verbatim LocalityAchimota Farm,Achimota School,Ghana
Decimal Latitude5.617
Decimal Longitude-.233
Verbatim Latitude5.617d
Verbatim Longitude-0.233d
Georeference ProtocolMaNIS/HerpNET/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters4615
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference Remarksused Achimota PPL, extent estimated to be 2 km. Map scale 1: 500 000.
Georeferenced ByCSD (MCZ)
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-06-03 17:37:06.0
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