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Specimen Record

ContinentAfrica
CountryZimbabwe
LocalitySabi Valley
Latitude-20.3333333
Longitude32.3
Institution CodeUmmz
Collection CodeBirds
Catalog Number217276
Collected ByPayne, Robert B
Date Collected1967-04-06

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Through the efforts of University of Michigan faculty-curators and staff, the Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) develops and maintains excellent zoological collections explicitly for use in research and education benefiting science, society, and the university.

The faculty staff and various graduate students of the Birds Division conduct research on the phylogenetic relationships, evolution and behavior of a wide variety of birds using museum collections, molecular techniques, and captive and field studies.

The skins collection consists of approximately 176,000 specimens (6th largest in North America; about 2/3 of the species of the world), housed in 224 cases (133 double, 190 single, 1 triple), approximately 5000 sq. feet. In addition to study skins, the collection also includes other special preparations such as 1457 flat pelts and 636 spread wings and tails. The skin collection contains 317 holotypes and 3 lectotypes. These are not available for loan. An annotated list is available (UMMZ Misc. Publ. No. 174, R. W. Storer, 1988). A list and images of our types are available electronically. Extinct species are represented also.

The skeletons collection represents approximately 23,800 specimens, 3,500 species (4th largest in the world in number of specimens, 2nd in number of species after the U.S. National Museum) stored in 60 cases, approximately 700 sq. feet. The only families missing are: Mesoenatidae, Rhynochetidae, Dromadidae, Leptosomatidae, Oxyrunchidae, Acanthisittidae, Atrichornithidae, Hyposittidae, and Callaeidae. About 1/2 of the skeleton specimens are from the United States. Other geographic areas for which we have larger collections include: Argentina (830), Australia (485), Canada (435), Costa Rica (1000), Egypt (1000), Ghana (490), Mexico (650), New Caledonia (140), Paraguay (1160), Philippines (340), Surinam (370), and Tanzania (340).

Additional collections include:

Eggs and nests: 4,600 egg sets and 573 nests in 26 cases.

Fluid collection: 4,250 specimens (18th largest in the world), 464 linear feet of shelving and 27 linear feet of floor space for tanks. Also available are 1100 fluid preserved syrinxes.

Frozen tissues: Samples from about 4,800 individuals stored in an ultra-cold freezer.

Contacts

Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
Name Janet Hinshaw
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjhinshaw@umich.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameVidua chalybeata amauropteryx
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Aves | Passeriformes | Viduidae | Vidua
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyViduidae
GenusVidua
Specific Epithetchalybeata
Infraspecific Epithetamauropteryx
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number217276
PreparationsSkin, Y; Genbank, Y
Sexmale
Institution CodeUMMZ
Collection CodeBirds
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UMMZ:Birds:217276
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByPayne, Robert B
Collector NumberRBP 4559
Date Collected1967-04-06
Year1967
Month4
Day6
Start Day of Year96
End Day of Year96
Locality
CountryZimbabwe
Country CodeZW
Higher Geography[Africa] | Zimbabwe | | | | | |
ContinentAfrica
LocalitySabi Valley
Verbatim Locality[Africa] | Zimbabwe
Decimal Latitude-20.3333333
Decimal Longitude32.3
Maximum Elevation in Meters457.2
Minimum Elevation in Meters457.2
Verbatim Elevation1500'
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-25 15:52:26.0
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