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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishGarza
Locality5 Miles E Of Justiceburg
Latitude33.09844
Longitude-101.28571
Institution CodeTtu
Collection CodeTtu-z
Catalog NumberTtu-z_001474
Collected ByWangberg, James; Pinson, Moody
Date Collected1978-04-08

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The Invertebrate Zoology collection (TTU-Z) of the Museum of Texas Tech University is international in scope with an emphasis on arthropods from semi-arid and arid lands, especially from North America. The collection consists primarily of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. These counts are underestimated because they were made over a decade ago and the majority of the collection holdings have not been identified nor cataloged. The estimated minimal numbers are: Pinned Insects about 1 million individuals, Med/Vet Zoology about 75,000, Arachnids under 50,000, Miscellaneous groups under 1,000. At least 3 million specimens are retained as sealed, bulk specimens. These samples are mostly cataloged and are being split and labeled as time permits (motivated by researchers’ needs). There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.

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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Name James Cokendolpher
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Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
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Name James Cokendolpher
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMyrmecocystus mendax
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyFormicidae
GenusMyrmecocystus
Specific Epithetmendax
Scientific Name AuthorsWheeler, 1908
Specimen
Identified ByFranck W. Merickel
Catalog NumberTTU-Z_001474
Other Catalog NumbersTTU1997-058
Preparationspointed
Individual Count50
Life StageAdult
SexWorker
Institution CodeTTU
Collection CodeTTU-Z
Occurrence IDTTU-Z_001474
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByWangberg, James; Pinson, Moody
Collector Number1474
Date Collected1978-04-08
Verbatim Date Collected8-IV-78
Year1978
Month4
Day8
Start Day of Year98
Sampling Protocol70% ethanol
Collection Remarksnest in soil - crater - piled out 4-5"", level
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyGarza
Continentnorth america
Locality5 miles E of Justiceburg
HabitatFine Sandy Loam
Decimal Latitude33.09844
Decimal Longitude-101.28571
Minimum Elevation in Meters701
Verbatim Elevation2300 feet
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeferenced ByAlex Gregg
Other
Modified2014-08-11 00:00:00
ID844097
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dwc:georeferenceSourcesgeoref batch tool 2013-10-17
symbiota:recordEnteredByTamara Enr¡quez, 2004/James C. Cokendolpher, 2009
dwc:collectionIDd4e788b4-5d52-47a3-873e-227c6df49c7b
dcterms:rightsHolderMuseum of Texas Tech University
dcterms:accessRightsCC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
dcterms:referenceshttp://symbiota4.acis.ufl.edu/scan/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=844097
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusreviewed - high confidence
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