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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/ParishDona Ana
Locality3 Miles E Of Las Cruces
Latitude32.25576
Longitude-106.69647
Institution CodeTtu
Collection CodeTtu-z
Catalog NumberTtu-z_004173
Collected ByJames C. Cokendolpher; Jean E. Heinzman
Date Collected1979-03-19

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The Invertebrate Zoology collection (TTU-Z) of the Museum of Texas Tech University is international in scope with an emphasis on arthropods from semi-arid and arid lands, especially from North America. The collection consists primarily of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. These counts are underestimated because they were made over a decade ago and the majority of the collection holdings have not been identified nor cataloged. The estimated minimal numbers are: Pinned Insects about 1 million individuals, Med/Vet Zoology about 75,000, Arachnids under 50,000, Miscellaneous groups under 1,000. At least 3 million specimens are retained as sealed, bulk specimens. These samples are mostly cataloged and are being split and labeled as time permits (motivated by researchers’ needs). There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.

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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Namenone
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Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Name James Cokendolpher
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Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
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Name James Cokendolpher
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMyrmecocystus mendax
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyFormicidae
GenusMyrmecocystus
Specific Epithetmendax
Scientific Name AuthorsWheeler, 1908
Specimen
Identified ByFranck W. Merickel
Catalog NumberTTU-Z_004173
Other Catalog NumbersTTU1997-058
Preparations70% ethanol
Individual Count50
Life Stageadult
Sexworkers
Institution CodeTTU
Collection CodeTTU-Z
Occurrence IDTTU-Z_004173
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByJames C. Cokendolpher; Jean E. Heinzman
Collector Number4173
Date Collected1979-03-19
Verbatim Date Collected19-03-1979
Year1979
Month3
Day19
Start Day of Year78
Sampling Protocol70% ethanol
Collection Remarksunder rock
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceNew Mexico
CountyDona Ana
Continentnorth america
Locality3 miles E of Las Cruces
Decimal Latitude32.25576
Decimal Longitude-106.69647
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeferenced ByAlex Gregg
Other
Modified2014-08-08 00:00:00
ID841414
dwc:georeferenceSourcesgeoref batch tool 2013-10-21
dcterms:referenceshttp://symbiota4.acis.ufl.edu/scan/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=841414
symbiota:recordEnteredByTamara Enr¡quez, 2004/James C. Cokendolpher, 2009
dwc:collectionIDd4e788b4-5d52-47a3-873e-227c6df49c7b
dcterms:rightsHolderMuseum of Texas Tech University
dcterms:accessRightsCC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusreviewed - high confidence
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