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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceColorado
County/ParishJefferson Co
LocalityMt Morrison In Red Rocks Park Off Hwy 93
Latitude39.671444
Longitude-105.208611
Institution CodeDmns
Collection CodeDmns
Catalog NumberZa.5945
Collected ByMorrison, Buzz
Date Collected2002-05-28

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Worldwide in scope though with a focus on the American West, the Entomology and Arachnology collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science collectively comprise over 1,000,000 specimens and specimen lots. The Entomology collection contains over 950,000 specimens, with Coleoptera (750,000+ specimens) and Lepidoptera (130,000+ specimens) as primary foci. The holdings include at least 18 primary types and 150 paratypes, and dates of collection span from 1878 to the present. The dung beetle collection is the largest in the United States, and our scarab holdings are particularly strong in African as well as regional material. The Colorado Scarab Survey and the Colorado Microlepidoptera Survey, both long-term projects initiated and conducted by DMNS, are steadily growing our regional holdings and our knowledge of the Colorado fauna. The Arachnology collection, with over 55,000 vials of specimens and specimen lots, is the sixth largest in the United States. Holdings are particularly strong in Colorado species and in Solifugae, with 13 primary types and 65 paratypes. The Colorado Spider Survey, initiated at DMNS and now in its 16th year, has vastly expanded our knowledge of the Colorado spider fauna. At the end of 2014, the Entomology collection moved to a new, state-of-the-art collections facility in the south wing of the museum; the Arachnology collection will be moving to the new facility in 2016.

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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Name Dr. Frank Krell or Dr. Paula Cushing
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Emailfrank.krell@dmns.org; paula.cushing@dmns.org
Name Neil
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Name Dr. Frank Krell or Dr. Paula Cushing
RoleCollection Manager
Emailfrank.krell@dmns.org; paula.cushing@dmns.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMecaphesa californica
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyThomisidae
GenusMecaphesa
Specific Epithetcalifornica
Scientific Name Authors(Banks, 1896)
Specimen
Identified ByHaas, Francis X.
Date Identified2003
Catalog NumberZA.5945
Other Catalog Numbers2002-19
Sexmale
Institution CodeDMNS
Collection CodeDMNS
Occurrence IDefcc62eb-d823-4717-99a6-b4c3f02703a6
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByMorrison, Buzz
Date Collected2002-05-28
Verbatim Date Collected28 May 2002
Year2002
Month5
Day28
Start Day of Year148
Sampling ProtocolBeat Sheet
Collection Remarkssheet 15:50 hr 23 deg C; 31
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceColorado
CountyJefferson Co
Continentnorth america
LocalityMt Morrison in Red Rocks Park off Hwy 93
HabitatAspen Sruce Mt Mahogany Juniper
Decimal Latitude39.671444
Decimal Longitude-105.208611
Verbatim Elevation6525 hr
Verbatim CoordinatesN 39 40 17.2 W 105 12 31.0
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Other
Modified2017-06-28 15:36:18
ID473926
dwc:collectionID722da3b7-73fe-41b6-b1c9-8801accd20f3
dcterms:rightsHolderDenver Museum of Nature & Science
dcterms:referenceshttp://symbiota4.acis.ufl.edu/scan/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=473926
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