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UAM Insect Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 283,819
Media Records: 3,014
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-06-04

The UAM Insect collection is the northern-most facility of its kind in the United States. 98.5% of our records are from Alaska. Although a young collection (begun in 2000), we have recently surpassed 200,000 records representing over 1 million specimens (as of June 2014), making this collection the fourth largest in the US in entomology with data served to iDigBio. Over 99% of these records have been georeferenced. Over 75% of the pinned collection has been databased; approximately 10% of the wet collection has been databased. At least one specimen of every lowest identification, in both the pinned and wet collections, has been databased so we have a complete online taxon inventory of the collection. 136,257 specimens have been identified to the species level - these represent 2,869 species (23% are apparent new records for the state). Coleoptera, Odonata, and Hymenoptera are the most well-curated groups. 56,187 of these specimen records have been cited or otherwise used in 38 peer-reviewed publications. Please use this DOI to cite this collection / dataset: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7299/X75D8S0H

Contacts

Name Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.edu
Name Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.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 Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.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
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i283209
99.785
geopoint_datum_error  i282552
99.554
dwc_datasetid_added  i166196
58.557
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i166196
58.557
dwc_taxonid_added  i166196
58.557
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i166196
58.557
dwc_taxonrank_added  i166196
58.557
gbif_canonicalname_added  i166196
58.557
gbif_genericname_added  i166196
58.557
gbif_taxon_corrected  i166196
58.557
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i150065
52.873
gbif_reference_added  i111984
39.456
dwc_multimedia_added  i80837
28.482
taxon_match_failed  i69782
24.587
gbif_vernacularname_added  i64386
22.686
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i32849
11.574
dwc_genus_added  i13941
4.912
rev_geocode_eez  i11490
4.048
dwc_order_replaced  i10570
3.724
dwc_family_added  i9412
3.316
dwc_genus_replaced  i6304
2.221
geopoint_low_precision  i4643
1.636
dwc_family_replaced  i3901
1.374
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i3893
1.372
dwc_specificepithet_added  i3016
1.063
dwc_class_replaced  i994
0.35
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i757
0.267
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i679
0.239
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i638
0.225
dwc_phylum_replaced  i581
0.205
geopoint_datum_missing  i558
0.197
dwc_order_added  i296
0.104
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i175
0.062
dwc_continent_replaced  i35
0.012
rev_geocode_mismatch  i29
0.01
rev_geocode_failure  i15
0.005
datecollected_bounds  i4
0.001
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