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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 187,440
Media Records: 2,681
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-06-14

The MVZ bird collection is one of the largest in the United States. It houses over 185,000 catalogued specimens, including 174 holotype and 2 syntypes. The majority of specimens are study skins, but the collection also contains over 21,000 skeletal specimens and 3,200 fluid-preserved specimens. Other types of preparations include flat specimens (wings, skins) and body skins with skeletons ("schmoos"). Tissues, anatomical parts (e.g., syrinx, stomach contents), and parasites are routinely preserved with specimens. Many specimens also are associated with cataloged audio recordings.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.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 Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
  • Data Corrected
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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
dwc_datasetid_added  i184510
98.437
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i184510
98.437
dwc_taxonid_added  i184510
98.437
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i184510
98.437
dwc_taxonrank_added  i184510
98.437
gbif_canonicalname_added  i184510
98.437
gbif_genericname_added  i184510
98.437
gbif_taxon_corrected  i184510
98.437
gbif_vernacularname_added  i184117
98.227
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i183829
98.074
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i182523
97.377
dwc_multimedia_added  i181019
96.574
gbif_reference_added  i180764
96.438
geopoint_datum_error  i177914
94.918
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i51068
27.245
geopoint_low_precision  i22319
11.907
dwc_genus_replaced  i13348
7.121
rev_geocode_eez  i13099
6.988
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i12807
6.833
dwc_continent_replaced  i11171
5.96
taxon_match_failed  i7319
3.905
dwc_family_replaced  i6962
3.714
dwc_order_replaced  i4052
2.162
rev_geocode_mismatch  i728
0.388
geopoint_datum_missing  i687
0.367
dwc_country_replaced  i429
0.229
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i262
0.14
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i244
0.13
dwc_specificepithet_added  i141
0.075
dwc_family_added  i63
0.034
geopoint_0_coord  i44
0.023
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i36
0.019
dwc_order_added  i33
0.018
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i31
0.017
rev_geocode_corrected  i14
0.007
rev_geocode_failure  i14
0.007
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i4
0.002
dwc_class_replaced  i2
0.001
dwc_phylum_replaced  i2
0.001
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i2
0.001
dwc_genus_added  i1
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0.001
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