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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/ParishHenderson
Locality4.7 Road Miles Sw Bat Cave (town)
Latitude35.4363
Longitude-82.3012
Institution CodeNcsm
Collection CodeNcsm-herp
Catalog Number5485
Date Collected1967-08-22

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Amphibians and Reptiles Unit contains approximately 262,000 specimens (81,350+ lots), and is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 47 states, 57 countries, and more than 640 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon, and the international focus of the collection is expanding. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and the personal collection of the late E. E. Brown of Davidson College. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums’ records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources.

Contacts

Name Ben Norton
RoleHead, Technology
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Ben Norton
RoleCollections Data Curator
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
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 Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameBufo americanus americanus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyBufonidae
GenusBufo
Specific Epithetamericanus
Infraspecific Epithetamericanus
Taxon RankinfraspecificEpithet
Vernacular NameAmerican Toad
Specimen
Catalog Number5485
Other Catalog NumbersWMP 2376
Individual Count1
Institution CodeNCSM
Collection CodeNCSM-Herp
Occurrence IDE6C62E3C-CD70-45CD-B105-11C41C98A791
Dataset NameNCSM Herpetology Collection
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysical Object
Collection Event
Field NumberHERP-05484-85
Date Collected1967-08-22
Year1967
Month8
Day22
Collection RemarksAOR, night, rain.
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceNorth Carolina
CountyHenderson
ContinentNorth America
Locality4.7 road miles SW Bat Cave (town)
Decimal Latitude35.4363
Decimal Longitude-82.3012
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters805
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Other
LanguageEN
Modified2018-05-09
IDE6C62E3C-CD70-45CD-B105-11C41C98A791
dwc:datasetIDNCSM-HerpDWC
dwc:georeferenceSourcesDeLorme
dcterms:referenceshttp://collections.naturalsciences.org/specimenHerp.aspx?ID=5485
dcterms:bibliographicCitationNCSM 5485 - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Herpetology Collection
dcterms:rightsHolderNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
dwc:dispositionIn Collections
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:ownerInstitutionCodeNCSM
dwc:institutionIDNCSM
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