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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishEl Paso
LocalityRnrd 260, 0.5 Rd Mi. N Jct With Borderland Dr, Ca. 3765 Ft
Latitude31.8935
Longitude-106.62538
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-6830
Collected ByFerguson, Gm 0268
Date Collected1979-09-28

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The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.

Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.

Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

Contacts

Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.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 Arthur Harris
RoleCurator of the Paleobiology collection
Emailaharris@utep.edu
Name Carl Lieb
RoleCo-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
Emailclieb@utep.edu
Name Philip Lavretsky
RoleCurator of Ornithology
Emailplavretsky@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameSceloporus cowlesi
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Phrynosomatidae | SCELOPORUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyPhrynosomatidae
GenusSceloporus
Specific Epithetcowlesi
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameSouthern Plateau Lizard
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-6830
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-6830
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByFERGUSON, GM 0268
Date Collected1979-09-28
Year1979
Month9
Day28
Start Day of Year271
End Day of Year271
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyEl Paso
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityRNRD 260, 0.5 RD MI. N JCT WITH BORDERLAND DR, CA. 3765 FT
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | RNRD 260, 0.5 RD MI. N JCT WITH BORDERLAND DR, CA. 3765 FT
Decimal Latitude31.8935
Decimal Longitude-106.62538
Verbatim LatitudeN31D 53.6'
Verbatim LongitudeW106D 37.5'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters180
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference Remarksoffset by rd on Hwy 120 (Westside Rd) from jct indicated
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date4/20/2010
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-6830
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-6830
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGPS
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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