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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceKansas
County/ParishEllis
LocalityBig Creek, 1/2 Mi. W Hays City Limits; Smoky Hill/kansas/missouri River Drnge
Latitude38.8804115655148
Longitude-99.3489821041828
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberHo-11
Collected ByHarris, Ah 4169
Date Collected1965-06-15

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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 NameChelydra serpentina
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Testudines | Chelydridae | CHELYDRA
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyChelydridae
GenusChelydra
Specific Epithetserpentina
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameCommon Snapping Turtle
Specimen
Catalog NumberHo-11
Preparationsskull
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:Ho-11
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByHARRIS, AH 4169
Date Collected1965-06-15
Year1965
Month6
Day15
Start Day of Year166
End Day of Year166
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceKansas
CountyEllis
Higher Geography| USA | KANSAS | ELLIS CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityBIG CREEK, 1/2 MI. W HAYS CITY LIMITS; SMOKY HILL/KANSAS/MISSOURI RIVER DRNGE
Verbatim LocalityUSA | KANSAS | ELLIS CO | BIG CREEK, 1/2 MI. W HAYS CITY LIMITS
Decimal Latitude38.8804
Decimal Longitude-99.3486
Verbatim LatitudeN38D 52.8'
Verbatim LongitudeW099D 20.9'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters6241
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference Remarksgeoref placed on Big Creek at the only point that is at an offset of 1/2 mi. from the western town limits of Hays
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date8/24/2011
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:Ho-11
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=ho-11
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS 1:100,000 Hays
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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