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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceAlaska
County/ParishAleutians West
LocalityPribilof Islands, Saint George Island, At Sea Near
Latitude56.5829354
Longitude-169.6350861
Institution CodeUmmz
Collection CodeBirds
Catalog Number224407
Collected ByLgl Alaska Res Assoc
Date Collected1984-07-09

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Through the efforts of University of Michigan faculty-curators and staff, the Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) develops and maintains excellent zoological collections explicitly for use in research and education benefiting science, society, and the university.

The faculty staff and various graduate students of the Birds Division conduct research on the phylogenetic relationships, evolution and behavior of a wide variety of birds using museum collections, molecular techniques, and captive and field studies.

The skins collection consists of approximately 176,000 specimens (6th largest in North America; about 2/3 of the species of the world), housed in 224 cases (133 double, 190 single, 1 triple), approximately 5000 sq. feet. In addition to study skins, the collection also includes other special preparations such as 1457 flat pelts and 636 spread wings and tails. The skin collection contains 317 holotypes and 3 lectotypes. These are not available for loan. An annotated list is available (UMMZ Misc. Publ. No. 174, R. W. Storer, 1988). A list and images of our types are available electronically. Extinct species are represented also.

The skeletons collection represents approximately 23,800 specimens, 3,500 species (4th largest in the world in number of specimens, 2nd in number of species after the U.S. National Museum) stored in 60 cases, approximately 700 sq. feet. The only families missing are: Mesoenatidae, Rhynochetidae, Dromadidae, Leptosomatidae, Oxyrunchidae, Acanthisittidae, Atrichornithidae, Hyposittidae, and Callaeidae. About 1/2 of the skeleton specimens are from the United States. Other geographic areas for which we have larger collections include: Argentina (830), Australia (485), Canada (435), Costa Rica (1000), Egypt (1000), Ghana (490), Mexico (650), New Caledonia (140), Paraguay (1160), Philippines (340), Surinam (370), and Tanzania (340).

Additional collections include:

Eggs and nests: 4,600 egg sets and 573 nests in 26 cases.

Fluid collection: 4,250 specimens (18th largest in the world), 464 linear feet of shelving and 27 linear feet of floor space for tanks. Also available are 1100 fluid preserved syrinxes.

Frozen tissues: Samples from about 4,800 individuals stored in an ultra-cold freezer.

Contacts

Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameRissa tridactyla
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Aves | Charadriiformes | Laridae | Rissa
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyLaridae
GenusRissa
Specific Epithettridactyla
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number224407
PreparationsSkel, Y
Life Stageadult
Sexfemale
Institution CodeUMMZ
Collection CodeBirds
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UMMZ:Birds:224407
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByLGL Alaska Res Assoc
Collector NumberLGL 84-1023
Date Collected1984-07-09
Year1984
Month7
Day9
Start Day of Year191
End Day of Year191
Collection Remarksbrood patch fully developed
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceAlaska
CountyAleutians West
Higher GeographyNorth America | U.S.A. | Alaska | | | | Pribilof Islands | Saint George Island
ContinentNorth America
Water BodyBering Sea
Island GroupPribilof Islands
IslandSaint George
LocalityPribilof Islands, Saint George Island, at sea near
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | U.S.A. | Alaska | Saint George Island | Pribilof Islands
Decimal Latitude56.5829354
Decimal Longitude-169.6350861
Georeference ProtocolVertNet Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters35801
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeferenced ByColtellaro , Christine
Georeferenced Date2009-03-10
Other
Languageen
Modified2013-03-19 18:09:04.0
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
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dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusverified by curator
dwc:dynamicProperties{"molt":"white head (AHY)", "tail":"135", "tarsus":"35.7", "bill":"exp. culmen 38.7, bill fr nost 20.0, depth at post nost 12.8", "wing":"chord 315, arc 321" }
dwc:georeferenceSourcesBioGeomancer
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dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/ra64-3eva
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