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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/ParishBurke
LocalitySouth Mts, 5 Mi Se Morganstown
Latitude35.694537
Longitude-81.621808
Institution CodeKu
Collection CodeKuh
Catalog Number54512
Date Collected1956-07-05

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KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

Contacts

Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@ku.edu
Name Linda Trueb
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailtrueb@ku.edu
Name Richard Glor
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailglor@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDesmognathus sp.
Kingdomanimalia
Phylumchordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderCaudata
FamilyPlethodontidae
GenusDesmognathus
Specific Epithetsp.
Specimen
Catalog Number54512
PreparationsETOH - 1
Institution CodeKU
Collection CodeKUH
Occurrence IDb571b6c2-b069-11e3-8cfe-90b11c41863e
Dataset NameUniversity of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Herpetology Collection
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Date Collected1956-07-05
Year1956
Month7
Day5
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceNorth Carolina
CountyBurke
Higher GeographyUnited States, North Carolina, Burke
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySouth Mts, 5 mi SE Morganstown
Decimal Latitude35.6945370
Decimal Longitude-81.6218080
Georeference ProtocolMaNIS/HerpNET/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines
Location RemarksMorganton; South Mountains are more than 10 mi. S of Morganton; South Mountains Game Land?
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference Remarks"""Distance at a heading; extent taken to South Mountains, plus Morganton"""
Georeferenced Date2006-08-04
Other
Languageen
Modified2000-11-28 12:46:59.0
IDb571b6c2-b069-11e3-8cfe-90b11c41863e
dcterms:accessRightshttp://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusUnverified
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS Valdese Quad (TopoUSA 6.0 - 1:24,000)
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en_US
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/iakn-125z
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