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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishVal Verde
LocalityW Of Del Rio, At Devils River Bridge
Latitude29.48569461005974
Longitude-100.99748625919555
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberHo-160
Collected ByWorthington, Rd (haynes, D & Worthington, Rd)
Date Collected1962-09-29

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The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.

Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.

Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

Contacts

Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.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 Arthur Harris
RoleCurator of the Paleobiology collection
Emailaharris@utep.edu
Name Carl Lieb
RoleCo-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
Emailclieb@utep.edu
Name Philip Lavretsky
RoleCurator of Ornithology
Emailplavretsky@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameSceloporus merriami
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Phrynosomatidae | SCELOPORUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyPhrynosomatidae
GenusSceloporus
Specific Epithetmerriami
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameCanyon Lizard
Specimen
Catalog NumberHo-160
Preparationsskeleton
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:Ho-160
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByWORTHINGTON, RD (HAYNES, D & WORTHINGTON, RD)
Date Collected1962-09-29
Year1962
Month9
Day29
Start Day of Year272
End Day of Year272
Collection RemarksFEMALE, SV = 52MM; COMPLETE SKELETON
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyVal Verde
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | VAL VERDE CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityW OF DEL RIO, AT DEVILS RIVER BRIDGE
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | VAL VERDE CO | W OF DEL RIO, AT DEVILS RIVER BRIDGE
Decimal Latitude29.48547
Decimal Longitude-100.99711
Verbatim LatitudeN29D 29.13'
Verbatim LongitudeW100D 59.83'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters396
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference Remarksgeoref at pre-inundation Hwy 90 bridge over Devil's River
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date6/14/2005
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:Ho-160
dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=ho-160
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUS Army Map Service 1:50,000
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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