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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 207,373
Media Records: 2,686
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-07-13

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
  • Data Use
  • Raw
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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98.519
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i204302
98.519
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98.519
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98.519
dwc_taxonrank_added  i204302
98.519
gbif_canonicalname_added  i204302
98.519
gbif_genericname_added  i204302
98.519
gbif_taxon_corrected  i204302
98.519
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i203028
97.905
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i202453
97.627
gbif_vernacularname_added  i202069
97.442
gbif_reference_added  i201561
97.197
geopoint_datum_error  i197115
95.053
dwc_multimedia_added  i193898
93.502
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i100268
48.352
dwc_family_replaced  i38098
18.372
geopoint_low_precision  i25965
12.521
rev_geocode_eez  i13506
6.513
dwc_continent_replaced  i11387
5.491
taxon_match_failed  i10163
4.901
dwc_order_replaced  i5430
2.618
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i4484
2.162
dwc_genus_replaced  i4008
1.933
geopoint_datum_missing  i1183
0.57
rev_geocode_mismatch  i823
0.397
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i688
0.332
dwc_country_replaced  i429
0.207
dwc_family_added  i400
0.193
dwc_order_added  i327
0.158
dwc_genus_added  i295
0.142
dwc_class_replaced  i294
0.142
dwc_phylum_replaced  i294
0.142
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i262
0.126
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i191
0.092
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i73
0.035
rev_geocode_failure  i71
0.034
geopoint_0_coord  i68
0.033
dwc_specificepithet_added  i41
0.02
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i31
0.015
rev_geocode_corrected  i14
0.007
dwc_class_added  i13
0.006
dwc_kingdom_added  i13
0.006
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i2
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0
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