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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 186,045
Media Records: 2,681
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-01-12

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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99.78
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99.78
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99.78
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99.78
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99.78
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99.78
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99.78
gbif_taxon_corrected  i185636
99.78
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99.78
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i184745
99.301
gbif_reference_added  i184201
99.009
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98.899
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i181127
97.357
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94.932
dwc_multimedia_added  i172557
92.75
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29.43
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11.995
dwc_genus_replaced  i17185
9.237
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7.254
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6.993
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6.109
dwc_continent_replaced  i11170
6.004
dwc_family_replaced  i9251
4.972
dwc_order_replaced  i4392
2.361
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0.392
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0.311
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0.231
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i262
0.141
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0.125
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i217
0.117
dwc_specificepithet_added  i163
0.088
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0.056
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0.045
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0.024
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0.018
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0.018
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0.017
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i26
0.014
rev_geocode_corrected  i15
0.008
rev_geocode_failure  i14
0.008
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i4
0.002
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i3
0.002
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0.001
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