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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 188,030
Media Records: 2,686
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-12-06

The MVZ bird collection is one of the largest in the United States. It houses over 185,000 catalogued specimens, including 174 holotype and 2 syntypes. The majority of specimens are study skins, but the collection also contains over 21,000 skeletal specimens and 3,200 fluid-preserved specimens. Other types of preparations include flat specimens (wings, skins) and body skins with skeletons ("schmoos"). Tissues, anatomical parts (e.g., syrinx, stomach contents), and parasites are routinely preserved with specimens. Many specimens also are associated with cataloged audio recordings.

Contacts

Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.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 Rauri Bowie
RoleFaculty Curator of Birds
Emailbowie@berkeley.edu
Name Carla Cicero
RoleStaff Curator of Birds
Emailccicero@berkeley.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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98.867
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98.867
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98.867
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i185899
98.867
dwc_taxonrank_added  i185899
98.867
gbif_canonicalname_added  i185899
98.867
gbif_genericname_added  i185899
98.867
gbif_taxon_corrected  i185899
98.867
gbif_vernacularname_added  i185573
98.693
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i184950
98.362
gbif_reference_added  i184216
97.972
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i183113
97.385
dwc_multimedia_added  i179240
95.325
geopoint_datum_error  i178383
94.869
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i58685
31.21
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18.366
geopoint_low_precision  i22320
11.87
rev_geocode_eez  i13099
6.966
dwc_continent_replaced  i11171
5.941
dwc_genus_replaced  i7444
3.959
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i4899
2.605
taxon_match_failed  i4344
2.31
dwc_order_replaced  i1820
0.968
rev_geocode_mismatch  i728
0.387
geopoint_datum_missing  i713
0.379
dwc_country_replaced  i429
0.228
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i262
0.139
dwc_family_added  i62
0.033
geopoint_0_coord  i44
0.023
dwc_specificepithet_added  i41
0.022
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i36
0.019
dwc_order_added  i35
0.019
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i16
0.009
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i14
0.007
rev_geocode_corrected  i14
0.007
rev_geocode_failure  i14
0.007
dwc_class_added  i13
0.007
dwc_kingdom_added  i13
0.007
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i4
0.002
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i2
0.001
dwc_genus_added  i1
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0.001
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