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MSB Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 48,729
Media Records: 166
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-10-06

The MSB Division of Birds maintains an extensive research collection of over 40,000 bird specimens from western North America and around the world. Taxonomic coverage consists of all avian orders and approximately 85% of avian families. The oldest specimens are from the mid-1870’s, with most collected after the 1950’s. The collection has grown about 6-fold since 1989, and it continues to grow rapidly through salvage and research-driven collecting. Approximately 40% of the specimens have frozen tissues associated with them. Collection highlights include: Synoptic series of the Birds of New Mexico for ID reference and teaching; the personal collection of Dale Zimmerman, donated in 2004, which contributed significantly to the taxonomic and geographic scope of the collection; the collection of Amadeo Rea, upon which the book Once a River was based; raptors and game birds of J.M. Campbell; the J. Stokley Ligon collections (in part); and representative threatened, endangered and extinct species of North America. All but the most recent research specimens are published online via the database Arctos.

Contacts

Name Christopher Witt
RoleCurator of Birds
Emailcwitt@unm.edu
Name Christopher Witt
RoleCurator of Birds
Emailcwitt@unm.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 Andrew Johnson
RoleCollection Manager, Birds
Emailajohnson@unm.edu
Name Christopher Witt
RoleCurator of Birds
Emailcwitt@unm.edu
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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99.432
geopoint_datum_error  i39769
81.613
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68.091
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68.091
dwc_datasetid_added  i15347
31.495
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31.495
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31.495
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31.495
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31.495
gbif_canonicalname_added  i15347
31.495
gbif_genericname_added  i15347
31.495
gbif_taxon_corrected  i15347
31.495
dwc_phylum_replaced  i15345
31.49
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i15313
31.425
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31.183
dwc_class_replaced  i14992
30.766
dwc_order_replaced  i14988
30.758
dwc_multimedia_added  i13576
27.86
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26.672
gbif_reference_added  i6517
13.374
taxon_match_failed  i3920
8.044
dwc_genus_replaced  i3470
7.121
dwc_family_replaced  i3398
6.973
datecollected_bounds  i2139
4.39
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i694
1.424
dwc_continent_replaced  i662
1.359
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i473
0.971
scientificname_added  i296
0.607
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i236
0.484
geopoint_datum_missing  i218
0.447
rev_geocode_eez  i195
0.4
geopoint_low_precision  i183
0.376
rev_geocode_mismatch  i75
0.154
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i58
0.119
rev_geocode_corrected  i43
0.088
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i43
0.088
dwc_kingdom_added  i34
0.07
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i33
0.068
dwc_country_replaced  i15
0.031
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