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KUBI Herpetology Collection

Specimen Records: 343,350
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-10-31

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

Contacts

Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@ku.edu
Name Linda Trueb
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailtrueb@ku.edu
Name Richard Glor
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailglor@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
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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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99.539
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99.539
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98.191
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98.191
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98.191
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i337140
98.191
dwc_taxonrank_added  i337140
98.191
gbif_canonicalname_added  i337140
98.191
gbif_genericname_added  i337140
98.191
gbif_taxon_corrected  i337140
98.191
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i336120
97.894
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i334800
97.51
gbif_reference_added  i323698
94.276
gbif_vernacularname_added  i313525
91.314
dwc_multimedia_added  i244254
71.138
dwc_order_replaced  i149213
43.458
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37.516
dwc_family_replaced  i102179
29.759
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i56332
16.407
dwc_genus_replaced  i44912
13.081
taxon_match_failed  i36610
10.663
geopoint_datum_error  i36521
10.637
geopoint_datum_missing  i7404
2.156
geopoint_low_precision  i5148
1.499
rev_geocode_eez  i5006
1.458
dwc_continent_replaced  i2310
0.673
rev_geocode_mismatch  i2205
0.642
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i1261
0.367
rev_geocode_corrected  i1019
0.297
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i1013
0.295
dwc_country_replaced  i464
0.135
geopoint_bounds  i178
0.052
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i171
0.05
dwc_class_replaced  i164
0.048
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i162
0.047
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i139
0.04
geopoint_0_coord  i47
0.014
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i25
0.007
dwc_specificepithet_added  i9
0.003
rev_geocode_failure  i7
0.002
rev_geocode_flip  i5
0.001
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i2
0.001
geopoint_similar_coord  i2
0.001
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i1
0
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