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Texas Tech University - Invertebrate Zoology

Specimen Records: 172,465
Media Records: 28,201
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-07-25

The Invertebrate Zoology collection (TTU-Z) of the Museum of Texas Tech University is international in scope with an emphasis on arthropods from semi-arid and arid lands, especially from North America. The collection consists primarily of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. These counts are underestimated because they were made over a decade ago and the majority of the collection holdings have not been identified nor cataloged. The estimated minimal numbers are: Pinned Insects about 1 million individuals, Med/Vet Zoology about 75,000, Arachnids under 50,000, Miscellaneous groups under 1,000. At least 3 million specimens are retained as sealed, bulk specimens. These samples are mostly cataloged and are being split and labeled as time permits (motivated by researchers’ needs). There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.

Contacts

Namenone
Rolenone
Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Namenone
Rolenone
Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Name James Cokendolpher
Rolenone
Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
Name Neil
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name James Cokendolpher
RoleCollection Manager
Emailjames.cokendolpher@ttu.edu
  • Data Corrected
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  • 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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