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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceArizona
County/ParishCochise
LocalityRucker Canyon Rd, 1.6 & 2.4 Mi. Nw Jct With Sthy 80 (ca. 31 Deg 37'00"n, 109 Deg 15'30"w); Chiricahua Mts
Latitude31.612698189089592
Longitude-109.25569732336359
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-9552
Collected ByWebb, Rg 7244
Date Collected1983-07-15

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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 cowlesi
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Squamata | Phrynosomatidae | SCELOPORUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyPhrynosomatidae
GenusSceloporus
Specific Epithetcowlesi
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameSouthern Plateau Lizard
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-9552
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-9552
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByWEBB, RG 7244
Date Collected1983-07-15
Year1983
Month7
Day15
Start Day of Year196
End Day of Year196
Collection RemarksUTEP 9552 AND 9553 ARE NEARLY IDENTICAL ADULT MALE SPECIMENS, BOTH TAKEN ALONG RUCKER CANYON ROAD [FOREST RD 74], BUT ONE TAKEN AT 1.6 MI. AND THE OTHER AT 2.4 MI. FROM THE JCT OF STHWY 80; IT IS NOT KNOWN WHICH OF THESE TWO SPECIMENS IS FROM WHICH OF THE
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceArizona
CountyCochise
Higher Geography| USA | ARIZONA | COCHISE CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityRUCKER CANYON RD, 1.6 & 2.4 MI. NW JCT WITH STHY 80 (CA. 31 DEG 37'00"N, 109 DEG 15'30"W); CHIRICAHUA MTS
Verbatim LocalityUSA | ARIZONA | COCHISE CO | RUCKER CANYON RD, 1.6 & 2.4 MI. NW JCT WITH STHY 80 (CA. 31 DEG 37'00"N, 109 DEG 15'30"W)
Decimal Latitude31.6126
Decimal Longitude-109.25508
Verbatim LatitudeN31D 36.76'
Verbatim LongitudeW109D 15.31'
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters230
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference Remarkslat/long in locality statement not used; georef for this specimen arbitrarily placed at the first offset given (= Rucker Canyon Rd-Forest Rd 74 at 1.6 rd mi. NW jct with StHwy 80); Two localities are given for two specimens with out direct association of either specimen with either locality (see REMARKS); given the specimens are probably part of the same gene pool, UTEP 9552 is herein arbitrarily assigned to the 1.6 mi. offset dista
Georeferenced ByCS Lieb (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date10/1/2011
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
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dcterms:referenceshttp://portal.vertnet.org/o/utep/herps?id=h-9552
dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesUSGS 1:24,000 Pedregosa Mountain East (1996)
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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