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Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds

Specimen Records: 18,970
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2015-11-24

The Cowan Tetrapod Collection avian holdings of 1,803 species represent 160 families is comprised of over 16,500 study skins, 820 skeletons, 600 mounts, and 7,735 egg clutches. The oldest specimens date from the late 1840s and several extinct taxa are represented. Global in scope, the collection is especially strong in specimens collected from Western Canada, Mexico (especially Ilsas Tres Marias), and the former Transvaal region of South Africa. The collection was founded by Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan and his father-in-law Kenneth Racey. Notable collections include those of H.R. Macmillan, W.S. Maguire, A.C. Brooks, and W.J. Plowden-Wardlaw. The avian collection is housed at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum which contains approximately 2 million natural history specimens.

Contacts

Name Ildiko Szabo
RoleAssistant Curator
Emailildiko@zoology.ubc.ca
Name Ildiko Szabo
RoleAssistant Curator
Emailildiko@zoology.ubc.ca
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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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97.375
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i18472
97.375
dwc_taxonid_added  i18472
97.375
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97.375
gbif_canonicalname_added  i18472
97.375
gbif_genericname_added  i18472
97.375
gbif_taxon_corrected  i18472
97.375
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i18256
96.236
gbif_vernacularname_added  i18162
95.741
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i18078
95.298
gbif_reference_added  i17905
94.386
dwc_multimedia_added  i17872
94.212
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i14298
75.372
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i8915
46.995
rev_geocode_eez  i1724
9.088
taxon_match_failed  i1630
8.593
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i787
4.149
dwc_genus_replaced  i744
3.922
geopoint_low_precision  i425
2.24
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i388
2.045
dwc_family_replaced  i355
1.871
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i102
0.538
dwc_continent_replaced  i83
0.438
dwc_order_replaced  i63
0.332
geopoint_datum_error  i34
0.179
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i30
0.158
rev_geocode_failure  i20
0.105
rev_geocode_mismatch  i11
0.058
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i9
0.047
dwc_continent_added  i3
0.016
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i1
0.005
geopoint_similar_coord  i1
0.005
rev_geocode_corrected  i1
0.005
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0.005
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i1
0.005
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