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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 187,440
Media Records: 2,681
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-04-20

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
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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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99.768
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99.768
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99.768
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99.768
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99.768
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99.768
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99.768
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99.767
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99.257
gbif_reference_added  i185491
98.96
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98.894
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i182522
97.376
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94.917
dwc_multimedia_added  i173857
92.753
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29.348
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11.907
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9.159
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7.194
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6.988
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5.959
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4.616
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3.474
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2.341
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0.389
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0.34
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0.229
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0.14
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0.126
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0.117
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0.086
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0.057
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0.044
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0.023
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0.019
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0.017
rev_geocode_corrected  i15
0.008
rev_geocode_failure  i14
0.007
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
dwc_class_replaced  i7
0.004
dwc_phylum_replaced  i7
0.004
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i4
0.002
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i3
0.002
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i1
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0.001
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