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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMississippi
County/ParishJackson
LocalityOff Pascagoula River, 1 Mi. Above Wade Bridge
Latitude30.6106972
Longitude-88.6412484
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-16498
Collected ByUniv. Mississippi (anderson, J 260) 1714
Date Collected1969-05-04

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The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.

Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.

Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

Contacts

Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.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 Arthur Harris
RoleCurator of the Paleobiology collection
Emailaharris@utep.edu
Name Carl Lieb
RoleCo-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
Emailclieb@utep.edu
Name Philip Lavretsky
RoleCurator of Ornithology
Emailplavretsky@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDesmognathus fuscus
Higher ClassficationAmphibia | Caudata | Plethodontidae | DESMOGNATHUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderCaudata
FamilyPlethodontidae
GenusDesmognathus
Specific Epithetfuscus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-16498
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-16498
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByUNIV. MISSISSIPPI (ANDERSON, J 260) 1714
Date Collected1969-05-04
Year1969
Month5
Day4
Start Day of Year124
End Day of Year124
Collection RemarksIN SPRING; SPECIMEN WITH COLLECTOR'S NUMBER ONLY; UM CATALOGUE NUMBER RECONSTRUCTED FROM SPECIES CARD FILE WHICH INDICATES SPECIMEN WAS LOST
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMississippi
CountyJackson
Higher Geography| USA | MISSISSIPPI | JACKSON CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityOFF PASCAGOULA RIVER, 1 MI. ABOVE WADE BRIDGE
Verbatim LocalityUSA | MISSISSIPPI | JACKSON CO | OFF PASCAGOULA RIVER, 1 MI. ABOVE WADE BRIDGE
Decimal Latitude30.6106972
Decimal Longitude-88.6412484
Georeference ProtocolVertNet Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters3325
Geodetic DatumNAD83
Georeference RemarksAssumed "Wade Bridge" is the bridge on Wade Vancleve Road. Also "above" can mean north or elevated higer-- it is unclear which is meant, so georeferenced the distance generally by air
Georeferenced Byavr (CM)
Georeferenced Date5/29/2007
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-16498
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-16498
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesTerrain Navigator Pro v 7.03 USGS 1:24,000
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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