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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryMexico
State/ProvinceTamaulipas
LocalityPunta Piedra, Laguna Madre
Latitude24.500235
Longitude-97.741009
Institution CodeTnhc
Collection CodeIchthyology
Catalog Number20775
Collected ByHildebrand, H.
Date Collected1953-11-17

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https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/biodiversity-collections/collections/ichthyology-fish

The Ichthyology Collection of the Texas Natural History Collections is part of The University of Texas at Austin and includes over 60,000 lots (with over 1,000,000 specimens), most of which are “wet” collections preserved in 70% ethanol occupying 1,586 square feet, spread out over two rooms. We have a small selection of larval fish from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands maintained in 10% formalin and have just recently received over 1800 estimated new lots of larval samples from the Trinity River. Our skeletal collection contains 800 cleared and stained fish, as well as 425 dry skeletal preps. Many of the skeletal specimens originate from W. W. Dalquest and his students. We also have a tissue collection currently with over 1000 samples preserved in 100% ethanol frozen in liquid nitrogen. Our type collection includes 3 holotypes, 110 paratypes, and 1 allotype. Our holdings were collected between 1927 and present and there was a significant increase in collections during 1950–1980, mainly by Clark Hubbs and his students. In 1993 we acquired the collections of the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute, totaling ~ 3,000 lots of ethanol preserved specimens from the Gulf of Mexico. Between 2000 and 2011 we acquired collections of ethanol preserved specimens from Midwestern University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Lamar University. Our collection is rapidly growing and many of our incoming specimens come from Dean Hendrickson and his students, museum staff, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and various researchers.

Contacts

Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
Emailtnhc_fish_cm@austin.utexas.edu
Name Adam Cohen
RoleCollections Manager
Emailtnhc_fish_cm@austin.utexas.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameSelene vomer
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Actinopterygii | Perciformes | Carangidae | Selene
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyCarangidae
GenusSelene
Specific Epithetvomer
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number20775
Preparationsfluid - 1
Institution CodeTNHC
Collection CodeIchthyology
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:20775
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByHildebrand, H.
Field NumberZ20775
Date Collected1953-11-17
Year1953
Month11
Day17
Start Day of Year321
End Day of Year321
Locality
CountryMexico
Country CodeMX
State / ProvinceTamaulipas
Higher GeographyNorth America | Mexico | Tamaulipas | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityPunta Piedra, Laguna Madre
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | Mexico | Tamaulipas
Decimal Latitude24.500235
Decimal Longitude97.741009
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters3580
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Georeference RemarksTreated as near Punta de Piedra. Point placed closest to Punta de Piedra center and uncertainty extends halfway to nearest named place (Carbajal).
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-20
IDurn:catalog:TNHC:Ichthyology:20775
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/tnhc/ichthyology?id=20775
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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