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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishInyo County
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Latitude36.463047
Longitude-116.877552
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeAmphibian And Reptile Specimens
Catalog Number6536
Collected ByCollector(s): Joseph Grinnell
Date Collected1917-04-11

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The MVZ collection of amphibians and reptiles contains over 270,000 catalogued specimens. As of 8 April 2004, 123 of these have been designated holotypes, three are neotypes, three are syntypes, and 1793 are paratypes and paratopotypes. Most specimens are fluid-preserved, but the collection also contains skeletal preparations, sets of amphibian eggs and larvae, and several thousand specimens that have been cleared and stained. Other special collections include pineal organs, 800 sectioned heads, a series of dried anuran skins from California and Argentina, and stomach contents that have been removed from more than 3,000 predatory reptiles.

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RoleStaff Curator of Herpetology
Emailatrox@berkeley.edu
Name Carol Spencer
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Name David Wake
RoleFaculty Curator of Herpetology
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Name Carol Spencer
RoleStaff Curator of Herpetology
Emailatrox@berkeley.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameUta stansburiana
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Reptilia; Squamata; Iguanidae; Phrynosomatinae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyIguanidae
GenusUta
Specific Epithetstansburiana
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsUta stansburiana (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number6536
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=4097
Preparationswhole organism (ethanol)
Individual Count1
Life Stageadult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeAmphibian and reptile specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:6536?seid=150823
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Joseph Grinnell
Collector Number4097
Date Collected1917-04-11
Verbatim Date Collected11 Apr 1917
Year1917
Month04
Day11
End Day of Year101
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountyInyo County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, California, Inyo County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Verbatim LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley National Monument
Decimal Latitude36.463047
Decimal Longitude-116.877552
Maximum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Minimum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Location RemarksFor details on locality and other data, see Grinnell, J. 1937. Mammals of Death Valley. Proceedings of The California Academic of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 115-169. -- It is impossible to determine exactly where traplines were set or non-trapped animals were collected, but from field notes if Dixon, Grinnell, McQuesten, and Sumner, most specimens were either obtained along the irrigation ditch of the old ranch or in the mesquite hummocks to the north, west, or southwest of the ranch headquarters -- the mid-point of a circle with a 0.75 mi radius and that covers the ranch and extends out through the mesquite hummocks is at approximately 36.463047, -116.877552, elevation -219 ft (GoogleEarth, WGS84 datum) - I would correct coordinates and elevation for all specimens from this locality to these, and indicate error radius of 0.75 mi. -- Dixon catalogs this specimen but otherwise makes no mention of where he obtained it in his fieldnotes. The MVZ Bird catalog gives the locality as "Furnace Creek Ranch" with no indication of an elevation. Reviewed by Jim Patton 1/26/16.
Verbatim Coordinates36.456792/-116.865597
Location According ToMatt Krebs
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1207.008
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByMatt Krebs
Georeferenced Date2000-01-20 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-09-09 12:01:12.0
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dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
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dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
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dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=unknown ; age class=adult/juvenile
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGoogle Earth
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Herp:6536
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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