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NCSM Herpetology Collection

Specimen Records: 57,106
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-06-04

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Amphibians and Reptiles Unit contains approximately 262,000 specimens (81,350+ lots), and is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 47 states, 57 countries, and more than 640 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon, and the international focus of the collection is expanding. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and the personal collection of the late E. E. Brown of Davidson College. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums’ records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources.

Contacts

Name Ben Norton
RoleHead, Technology
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Ben Norton
RoleCollections Data Curator
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
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 Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
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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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99.963
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99.293
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99.293
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99.293
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99.293
gbif_canonicalname_added  i56702
99.293
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99.293
gbif_taxon_corrected  i56702
99.293
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98.21
gbif_vernacularname_added  i54362
95.195
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i54031
94.615
gbif_reference_added  i52198
91.405
dwc_multimedia_added  i45011
78.82
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41.866
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14.256
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6.665
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5.691
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5.173
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3.222
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2.578
dwc_family_replaced  i1279
2.24
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1.926
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0.485
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0.243
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0.156
rev_geocode_failure  i77
0.135
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i63
0.11
rev_geocode_corrected  i44
0.077
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i44
0.077
geopoint_datum_error  i43
0.075
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i18
0.032
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i17
0.03
geopoint_bounds  i13
0.023
dwc_continent_replaced  i11
0.019
dwc_class_added  i6
0.011
dwc_family_added  i6
0.011
dwc_order_added  i6
0.011
geopoint_similar_coord  i6
0.011
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