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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceAlaska
LocalityUnalaska Island; Aleutian Islands
Institution CodeCumv
Collection CodeBird Specimens
Catalog Number20457
Collected ByCollector(s): Louis Agassiz Fuertes; Preparator(s): Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Date Collected1899-07-08

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The CUMV Bird Collection contain a record of the development of ornithology at Cornell from the earliest days of Arthur A. Allen and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Dr. Arthur A. Allen, on the faculty at Cornell from 1915–1953, made the name Cornell nearly synonymous with ornithology in the United States. Allen contributed many birds to the collection, and possibly even more importantly, attracted a very large number of students interested in birds. His numerous students contributed specimens from their research and travels all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of the world. The CU collection contain many specimens collected by of Cornell faculty such as George M. Sutton, Charles Sibley, William Dilger, and Tom Cade, but also contains student specimens of Dean Amadon, Walter Bock, F. Graham Cooch, John Emlen, Herbert Friedmann, Ludlow Griscom, Harry Hann, Robert Mengel, Eugene Morton, Ralph Palmer, Kenneth Parkes, Olin S. Pettingill, Alan Phillips, Austin Rand, James Rising, Lester Short, Stanley Temple, Harrison Tordoff, David Wingate, as well as many others. The CUMV Bird Collection currently consists of approximately 38,300 round skins, 700 flat skins, 1,000 spread wings, 5,500 skeletons, 1,400 fluid-preserved specimens, 3,200 egg sets, 590 nests, and 1,000 uncataloged mounts. Approximately 350 of the skeletons have an associated flatskin, and approximately 150 round skins have a separate spread wing.

Contacts

Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.edu
Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.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 Vanya Rohwer
RoleCurator of Birds & Mammals
Emailvgr7@cornell.edu
Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMelospiza melodia sanaka
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Aves; Passeriformes; Passerellidae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyPasserellidae
GenusMelospiza
Specific Epithetmelodia
Infraspecific Epithetsanaka
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified Byunknown
Date Identified1860-01-01
Previous IdentificationsMelospiza melodia sanaka (accepted ID) identified by unknown on 1860-01-01; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number20457
Other Catalog NumbersTrapline ID=Z20457; original identifier=286
Preparationsskin, study
Individual Count1
Sexunknown
Institution CodeCUMV
Collection CodeBird specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Bird:20457?seid=2264323
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Louis Agassiz Fuertes; Preparator(s): Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Date Collected1899-07-08
Verbatim Date Collected8/7/1899
Year1899
Month07
Day08
End Day of Year189
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceAlaska
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, Alaska
ContinentNorth America
LocalityUnalaska Island; Aleutian Islands
Verbatim LocalityUnalaska Island; Aleutian Islands
Location According Tounknown
Georeferenced Byunknown
Georeferenced Date2014-03-05 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-07-25 20:35:11.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Bird:20457?seid=2264323
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Bird:20457
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=unknown ; age=juv.
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/CUMV:Bird:20457
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/i64g-wjcr
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