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UTEP Vertebrates

Specimen Records: 22,053
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2015-02-22

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.<br><br> 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.<br><br> 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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This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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99.533
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i21950
99.533
dwc_taxonid_added  i21950
99.533
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i21950
99.533
gbif_canonicalname_added  i21950
99.533
gbif_genericname_added  i21950
99.533
gbif_taxon_corrected  i21950
99.533
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i21923
99.411
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i21882
99.225
gbif_vernacularname_added  i21364
96.876
gbif_reference_added  i21253
96.372
dwc_multimedia_added  i19350
87.743
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i13874
62.912
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i9211
41.768
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i5378
24.387
geopoint_low_precision  i4528
20.532
taxon_match_failed  i855
3.877
dwc_family_replaced  i781
3.541
dwc_genus_replaced  i684
3.102
geopoint_datum_error  i380
1.723
dwc_country_replaced  i374
1.696
rev_geocode_eez  i207
0.939
rev_geocode_mismatch  i195
0.884
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i97
0.44
rev_geocode_corrected  i72
0.326
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i66
0.299
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i24
0.109
rev_geocode_failure  i8
0.036
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i6
0.027
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i3
0.014
geopoint_datum_missing  i1
0.005
geopoint_similar_coord  i1
0.005
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