CCBER Herpetology Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

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Summary

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CCBER Herpetology Collection

Description

The herpetology collection holds approximately 11,500 specimens, mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. The collection is scientifically valuable for its extensive coverage of this rich and biogeographically complex transitional region. The majority of specimens are fluid-preserved and are accompanied by field notes. There are significant holdings of amphibian eggs and larvae, skeletal preparations, prepared materials, focused collections that show evolutionary dynamics at intraspecific transition zones, and the synoptic collection. We do not maintain a tissue collection at this time. The CCBER herpetological collection is unique in its thorough coverage of the herpetofauna of southwestern California, and for its relevance to critical conservation issues via documenting life history patterns of declining amphibians and recent changes in the abundance and distribution of species.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: 1950s-current

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Administrative contact
Mireia Beas-Moix Beas-Moix
Collections Manager
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615, Santa Barbara, CA US, 93106-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA United States +01 805-893-2401
Metadata author
Laurie Hannah
Digital Resources Coordinator
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA United States +01 805-893-2506
Originator
Sam Sweet
Curator
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA United States +01 805-893-3730

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Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

Publication Date

Dec 5, 2013

Registration Date

Dec 5, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

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Description

Mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties.

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Geographic Coverage

Mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties.

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Funding

The data in this resource were funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Project Personnel

Custodian steward
Beas-Moix

Associated parties

Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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David Bloom
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Laura Russell
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