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CUMV Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 55,694
Media Records: 1,536
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-04-12

The CUMV Bird Collection contain a record of the development of ornithology at Cornell from the earliest days of Arthur A. Allen and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Dr. Arthur A. Allen, on the faculty at Cornell from 1915–1953, made the name Cornell nearly synonymous with ornithology in the United States. Allen contributed many birds to the collection, and possibly even more importantly, attracted a very large number of students interested in birds. His numerous students contributed specimens from their research and travels all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other parts of the world. The CU collection contain many specimens collected by of Cornell faculty such as George M. Sutton, Charles Sibley, William Dilger, and Tom Cade, but also contains student specimens of Dean Amadon, Walter Bock, F. Graham Cooch, John Emlen, Herbert Friedmann, Ludlow Griscom, Harry Hann, Robert Mengel, Eugene Morton, Ralph Palmer, Kenneth Parkes, Olin S. Pettingill, Alan Phillips, Austin Rand, James Rising, Lester Short, Stanley Temple, Harrison Tordoff, David Wingate, as well as many others. The CUMV Bird Collection currently consists of approximately 38,300 round skins, 700 flat skins, 1,000 spread wings, 5,500 skeletons, 1,400 fluid-preserved specimens, 3,200 egg sets, 590 nests, and 1,000 uncataloged mounts. Approximately 350 of the skeletons have an associated flatskin, and approximately 150 round skins have a separate spread wing.

Contacts

Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.edu
Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.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 Vanya Rohwer
RoleCurator of Birds & Mammals
Emailvgr7@cornell.edu
Name Charles Dardia
RoleCollections Manager
Emailcmd7@cornell.edu
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  • 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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91.419
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91.419
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91.419
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91.419
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91.419
gbif_canonicalname_added  i50915
91.419
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91.419
gbif_taxon_corrected  i50915
91.419
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89.929
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i49976
89.733
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88.39
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86.325
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86.101
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40.622
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25.631
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15.131
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11.49
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10.155
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7.193
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5.999
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5.886
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1.801
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0.869
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0.632
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0.566
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0.386
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0.336
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0.25
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0.25
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0.217
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0.149
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0.129
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0.119
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0.079
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0.054
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0.041
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0.041
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0.034
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0.032
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0.014
dwc_phylum_replaced  i8
0.014
geopoint_similar_coord  i3
0.005
rev_geocode_failure  i3
0.005
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