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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMississippi
County/ParishNeshoba
Locality7 Mi. W Philadelphia, Willie's Ponds On Hwy 19
Latitude32.8749731
Longitude-89.1750996
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-17612
Collected ByUniv. Mississippi (goldman, Bl 16) 2694
Date Collected1970-08-02

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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 NameNerodia rhombifer
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Natricinae (Colubridae) | NERODIA
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusNerodia
Specific Epithetrhombifer
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameDiamondback Water Snake
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-17612
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-17612
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByUNIV. MISSISSIPPI (GOLDMAN, BL 16) 2694
Date Collected1970-08-02
Year1970
Month8
Day2
Start Day of Year214
End Day of Year214
Collection RemarksFOUND IN POND; UM CATALOGUE NUBER NOT ON SPECIMEN TAG; UM SPECIES CARDFILE CARD MARKED AS "NO SPECIMEN"
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMississippi
CountyNeshoba
Higher Geography| USA | MISSISSIPPI | NESHOBA CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
Locality7 MI. W PHILADELPHIA, WILLIE'S PONDS ON HWY 19
Verbatim LocalityUSA | MISSISSIPPI | NESHOBA CO | 7 MI. W PHILADELPHIA, WILLIE'S PONDS ON HWY 19
Decimal Latitude32.8749731
Decimal Longitude-89.1750996
Georeference ProtocolVertNet Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters3959
Geodetic DatumNAD83
Georeference RemarksNo locality or charted pond has a name similar to "Willie," so georefrenced the length along MS 19.
Georeferenced Byavr (CM)
Georeferenced Date4/3/2007
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-17612
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-17612
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesTerrain Navigator Pro v 7.03 USGS 1:24,000
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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