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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishSanta Barbara
LocalityVandenberg Air Force Base, Vernal Ponds At S Side Runway At Tangair Rd., 1.8 Mi. E Junction Southern Pacific Railroad Tracks
Institution CodeCcber
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number16388
Collected ByMackessy, Stephen
Date Collected1983-07-30

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http://ccber.ucsb.edu/collections/zoological/herpetology

The herpetology collection holds approximately 11,500 specimens, mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. The collection is scientifically valuable for its extensive coverage of this rich and biogeographically complex transitional region. The majority of specimens are fluid-preserved and are accompanied by field notes. There are significant holdings of amphibian eggs and larvae, skeletal preparations, prepared materials, focused collections that show evolutionary dynamics at intraspecific transition zones, and the synoptic collection. We do not maintain a tissue collection at this time. The CCBER herpetological collection is unique in its thorough coverage of the herpetofauna of southwestern California, and for its relevance to critical conservation issues via documenting life history patterns of declining amphibians and recent changes in the abundance and distribution of species.

Contacts

Name Sam Sweet
RoleCurator
Emailsweet@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Name Mireia Beas-Moix
RoleCollections Manager
Emailbeas-moix@ccber.ucsb.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameThamnophis elegans
Higher ClassficationAnimalia:Chordata:Reptilia:Squamata:Colubridae:Thamnophis
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusThamnophis
Specific Epithetelegans
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number16388
PreparationsWhole (EtOH) - 1
Individual Count1
Institution CodeCCBER
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CCBER:Herps:16388
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByMacKessy, Stephen
Collector NumberSM 307
Date Collected1983-07-30
Year1983
Month7
Day30
Start Day of Year211
End Day of Year211
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountySanta Barbara
Higher GeographyNorth America;United States;California;Santa Barbara County;;;;
ContinentNorth America
LocalityVandenberg Air Force Base, vernal ponds at S side runway at Tangair Rd., 1.8 mi. E junction Southern Pacific Railroad tracks
Verbatim LocalityNorth America; United States; California; Santa Barbara County; Vandenberg Air Force Base, vernal ponds at S side runway at Tangair Rd., 1.8 mi. E junction Southern Pacific Railroad tracks
Other
Languageen
Modified2013-12-24
IDurn:catalog:CCBER:Herps:16388
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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