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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishSanta Cruz County
LocalityPalm Beach, Watsonville
Latitude36.8679667
Longitude-121.8168622
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeBird Specimens
Catalog Number54437
Collected ByCollector(s): Edna M. Fisher, Violet D. Holgersen
Date Collected1929-10-26

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http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Bird_Collection.html

The MVZ bird collection is one of the largest in the United States. It houses over 185,000 catalogued specimens, including 174 holotype and 2 syntypes. The majority of specimens are study skins, but the collection also contains over 21,000 skeletal specimens and 3,200 fluid-preserved specimens. Other types of preparations include flat specimens (wings, skins) and body skins with skeletons ("schmoos"). Tissues, anatomical parts (e.g., syrinx, stomach contents), and parasites are routinely preserved with specimens. Many specimens also are associated with cataloged audio recordings.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.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 Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMelanitta perspicillata
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Aves; Anseriformes; Anatidae; Anatinae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderAnseriformes
FamilyAnatidae
GenusMelanitta
Specific Epithetperspicillata
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsMelanitta perspicillata (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number54437
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=482
Preparationsskeleton
Individual Count1
Sexunknown
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeBird specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:54437?seid=1556863
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Edna M. Fisher, Violet D. Holgersen
Collector Number482
Date Collected1929-10-26
Verbatim Date Collected26 Oct 1929
Year1929
Month10
Day26
End Day of Year299
Collection RemarksPICK-UP.
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountySanta Cruz County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, California, Santa Cruz County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityPalm Beach, Watsonville
Verbatim LocalityPalm Beach, Watsonville
Decimal Latitude36.8679667
Decimal Longitude-121.8168622
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Verbatim Coordinates36.8679667/-121.8168622
Location According ToHasanthi P. Wijesekera
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1609.344
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByHasanthi P. Wijesekera
Georeferenced Date1999-10-08 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2014-06-16 12:21:47.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:54437?seid=1556863
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:54437
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34952
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=unknown ; age=unknown
dwc:georeferenceSourcesTerrain Navigator 3.02 USGS 1:24000
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Bird:54437
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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