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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Specimen Records: 285,727
Media Records: 6,577
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2019-03-16

The collection serves as a major research resource for the national and international scientific communities and contains unique material of special historical and ecological significance. The collection database is accessible online on this website and through HerpNET. During the 1970’s, it was recognized as one of the five largest and most representative collections of amphibians and reptiles in the United States (Wake et al. 1975). Currently it ranks among the top six herpetological collections in the United States and one of the twenty largest in the World. Collection use has been growing steadily. Loan requests, visits by researchers, and information requests are at high levels. Zoologists, paleontologists, wildlife disease researchers and other disciplines utilize the collections. Regular collection users include professional scientists, agency personnel and students (undergraduate and graduate).

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Alan Resetar
RoleCollection Manager
Emailaresetar@fieldmuseum.org
Name Kathleen Kelly
RoleAssistant Collection Manager
Emailkkelly@fieldmuseum.org
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
  • Data Corrected
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  • 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
dwc_datasetid_replaced  i277008
96.948
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96.948
dwc_taxonid_added  i277008
96.948
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96.948
dwc_taxonrank_added  i277008
96.948
gbif_canonicalname_added  i277008
96.948
gbif_genericname_added  i277008
96.948
gbif_taxon_corrected  i277008
96.948
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i270604
94.707
gbif_reference_added  i245001
85.747
gbif_vernacularname_added  i243393
85.184
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i233219
81.623
dwc_multimedia_added  i161021
56.355
dwc_order_replaced  i109747
38.41
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34.444
dwc_country_replaced  i70350
24.621
dwc_family_replaced  i50132
17.545
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i47671
16.684
taxon_match_failed  i33057
11.569
dwc_genus_replaced  i28296
9.903
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i10599
3.709
dwc_continent_replaced  i6948
2.432
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i2269
0.794
dwc_continent_added  i448
0.157
dwc_family_added  i150
0.052
dwc_genus_added  i150
0.052
dwc_class_added  i147
0.051
dwc_order_added  i147
0.051
dwc_phylum_replaced  i5
0.002
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i5
0.002
dwc_class_replaced  i3
0.001
dwc_specificepithet_added  i2
0.001
datecollected_bounds  i1
0
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i1
0
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