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MVZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 207,008
Media Records: 2,686
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-04-12

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
dwc_datasetid_added  i203981
98.538
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i203981
98.538
dwc_taxonid_added  i203981
98.538
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i203981
98.538
dwc_taxonrank_added  i203981
98.538
gbif_canonicalname_added  i203981
98.538
gbif_genericname_added  i203981
98.538
gbif_taxon_corrected  i203981
98.538
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i202689
97.914
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i202088
97.623
gbif_vernacularname_added  i201706
97.439
gbif_reference_added  i201253
97.22
geopoint_datum_error  i196919
95.126
dwc_multimedia_added  i193441
93.446
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i100119
48.365
dwc_family_replaced  i37629
18.178
geopoint_low_precision  i25964
12.543
rev_geocode_eez  i13492
6.518
dwc_continent_replaced  i11387
5.501
taxon_match_failed  i10294
4.973
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i4635
2.239
dwc_genus_replaced  i4054
1.958
dwc_order_replaced  i1877
0.907
geopoint_datum_missing  i1027
0.496
rev_geocode_mismatch  i823
0.398
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i728
0.352
dwc_country_replaced  i429
0.207
dwc_family_added  i398
0.192
dwc_order_added  i324
0.157
dwc_genus_added  i295
0.143
dwc_class_replaced  i294
0.142
dwc_phylum_replaced  i294
0.142
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i262
0.127
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i258
0.125
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i77
0.037
rev_geocode_failure  i71
0.034
geopoint_0_coord  i68
0.033
dwc_specificepithet_added  i41
0.02
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i31
0.015
rev_geocode_corrected  i14
0.007
dwc_class_added  i13
0.006
dwc_kingdom_added  i13
0.006
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i12
0.006
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i2
0.001
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i1
0
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