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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishHouston
LocalityN Side Ratcliff Lake (31 Deg 23'n, 95 Deg 09'10"n) Ca. 310 Ft
Latitude31.29167245465376
Longitude-95.13555492197362
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-17976
Collected ByLieb, Cs Et Al 8488
Date Collected1998-08-08

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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 NameLithobates sphenocephalus
Higher ClassficationAmphibia | Anura | Ranidae | LITHOBATES
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyRanidae
GenusLithobates
Specific Epithetsphenocephalus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameFlorida Leopard Frog
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-17976
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-17976
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByLIEB, CS ET AL 8488
Date Collected1998-08-08
Year1998
Month8
Day8
Start Day of Year220
End Day of Year220
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyHouston
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | HOUSTON CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityN SIDE RATCLIFF LAKE (31 DEG 23'N, 95 DEG 09'10"N) CA. 310 FT
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | HOUSTON CO | N SIDE RATCLIFF LAKE (31 DEG 23'N, 95 DEG 09'10"N) CA. 310 FT
Decimal Latitude31.29149
Decimal Longitude-95.13534
Verbatim LatitudeN31D 23.5'
Verbatim LongitudeW095D 09.3'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters737
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference Remarksoriginal coordinates in locality statement not used for georef; relocated and recalculated on date indicated
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date4/3/2010
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-17976
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-17976
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS 1:24,000 Ratcliff Quad
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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