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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWashington, D.c.
LocalityWashington Market
Institution CodeCumv
Collection CodeFish
Catalog Number1187
Collected ByCollector(s): Smithsonian Institution
Date Collected1881-01-12

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The CUMV Fish Collection was established shortly after the founding of the university in 1865. Many of our earliest specimens were collected by well-known researchers such as David Starr Jordan, Carl Eigenmann, Charles Frederick Hartt and Seth Meek. By 1935, the collection contained only 3,000 lots, but during the following 35 years, Edward Raney and his students built the finest collection of eastern North American freshwater fishes in existence today. In Collette and Lachner's (1976) report on fish collections in the United States and Canada, the CUMV Fish Collection ranked thirteenth among all collections and fourth among National Resource Centers in North America. Although there is worldwide representation of both marine and freshwater species, the bulk of the collection is strongly representative of freshwater fishes from eastern North America and has formed the basis for numerous systematic works on the North American fish fauna. Much of the material is in large geographic series, and many sites have been sampled repeatedly through extended periods of time. Some specimens are from the original New York State Biological Survey (1926–1939). Many of our collections are from the highly industrialized Northeast and Middle Atlantic states and thus document earlier faunas in habitats now greatly altered, and we have repeated samples through time from many of these localities. The primary activities for the last several years has been collection building efforts directed toward African freshwater fishes.

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Name Casey Dillman
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcbd63@cornell.edu
Name Casey Dillman
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcbd63@cornell.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleProgrammer
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Name David Bloom
RoleCoordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.edu
Name Casey Dillman
RoleCollection Manager
Emailcbd63@cornell.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDorosoma cepedianum
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Actinopterygii; Clupeiformes; Clupeidae; Dorosomatinae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderClupeiformes
FamilyClupeidae
GenusDorosoma
Specific Epithetcepedianum
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified BySmithsonian Institution
Date Identified1881-01-12
Previous IdentificationsDorosoma cepedianum (accepted ID) identified by Smithsonian Institution on 1881-01-12; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number1187
Other Catalog NumbersTrapline ID=SI 1881JAN12; original identifier=SI 24975
Preparationswhole organism (isopropanol)
Institution CodeCUMV
Collection CodeFish
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Fish:1187?seid=2146753
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Smithsonian Institution
Date Collected1881-01-12
Verbatim Date Collected12/1/1881
Year1881
Month01
Day12
End Day of Year12
Collection Remarks(?)
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceDistrict of Columbia
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, District of Columbia
ContinentNorth America
LocalityWashington Market
Verbatim LocalityWashington Market
Location According Tounknown
Georeferenced Byunknown
Georeferenced Date2014-02-28 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-10-28 11:29:02.0
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dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Fish:1187
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/i64g-wjcr
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