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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/ParishOtero
Locality34 Mi. (on Ushy 54) N Texas State Line, Dor
Latitude32.44367
Longitude-106.06168
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-5619
Collected ByFerguson, Gm 0253
Date Collected1979-10-28

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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 NamePituophis catenifer
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Colubrinae (Colubridae) | PITUOPHIS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusPituophis
Specific Epithetcatenifer
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameGopher Snake
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-5619
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-5619
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByFERGUSON, GM 0253
Date Collected1979-10-28
Year1979
Month10
Day28
Start Day of Year301
End Day of Year301
Collection Remarks350 + 49MM
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceNew Mexico
CountyOtero
Higher Geography| USA | NEW MEXICO | OTERO CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
Locality34 MI. (ON USHY 54) N TEXAS STATE LINE, DOR
Verbatim LocalityUSA | NEW MEXICO | OTERO CO | 34 MI. (ON USHY 54) N TEXAS STATE LINE, DOR
Decimal Latitude32.44367
Decimal Longitude-106.06168
Verbatim LatitudeN32D 26.6'
Verbatim LongitudeW106D 03.7'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1622
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference Remarksoffset by rd on USHwy 54 from Texas-NM state line; GPS measurement accuracy not recorded, so an estimate of 33 ft (0.00625 mi.) was used for error calculation
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date8/19/2011
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
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dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGPS
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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