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Specimen Record

ContinentAsia
CountryIndia
State/ProvinceMeghalaya
County/ParishEast Khasi Hills
LocalityNongpoh
Latitude25.9
Longitude91.8833333
Institution CodeUmmz
Collection CodeBirds
Catalog Number148505
Collected ByKoelz, Walter N
Date Collected1949-04-27

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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 NameTurdinus brevicaudatus striatus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Aves | Passeriformes | Pellorneidae | Turdinus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyPellorneidae
GenusTurdinus
Specific Epithetbrevicaudatus
Infraspecific Epithetstriatus
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number148505
PreparationsSkin, N
Sexmale
Institution CodeUMMZ
Collection CodeBirds
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UMMZ:Birds:148505
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByKoelz, Walter N
Date Collected1949-04-27
Year1949
Month4
Day27
Start Day of Year117
End Day of Year117
Locality
CountryIndia
Country CodeIN
State / ProvinceMeghalaya
CountyEast Khasi Hills
Higher GeographyAsia | India | Meghalaya | East Khasi Hills | | | |
ContinentAsia
LocalityNongpoh
Verbatim LocalityAsia | India | Meghalaya | East Khasi Hills
Decimal Latitude25.9
Decimal Longitude91.8833333
Verbatim Elevation1000
Location RemarksState originally Assam; now Meghalaya state (Ri-Bhoi district); Elevation on Google Earth-550m. Leaving original entires in place since they come from field notes. Lat Long is accurate from field notes also. Just changed from Deg, Min to Decimal Degrees. Named place extent from BioGeomancer
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters8
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Georeference RemarksBioGeomancer; and google Earth
Georeferenced ByCreator, DB
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-03-28 16:14:02.0
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