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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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99.22
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99.22
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99.22
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99.22
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99.22
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99.22
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98.962
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98.94
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98.108
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97.285
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95.298
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76.268
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26.289
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9.088
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4.149
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4.149
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2.261
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2.24
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0.438
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0.332
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0.158
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0.1
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0.058
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0.016
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0.005
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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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