UAM Bird Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence dataset published by University of Alaska Museum of the North

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UAM Bird Collection (Arctos)

Description

The UAM Bird Collection emphasizes the birds of northwesternmost North America, including taxa endemic to Beringia and the circumpolar North, and is the best in existence for avian material from Alaska. The collection consists of over 30,000 birds. Almost all bird species and subspecies known to occur in Alaska are represented and are preserved primarily as skins, skeletons, and tissues. Most recent preparations include skin, partial skeleton, tissue, and stomach samples for each individual. Tissues are part of the UAM Genomic Resources Collection. Specimens are regularly loaned for scientific research. Specimen loan policies and a summary database are available for interested researchers. Arctos has a "storefront" subset of data in the UAM Bird Collection, and we are in the process of porting over the rest.

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 1880 to present

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Administrative contact
Kevin Winker
Curator of Birds
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States
Metadata author
Kevin Winker
Curator of Birds
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States
Originator
Kevin Winker
Curator of Birds
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States

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University of Alaska Museum of the North

Publication Date

Jul 13, 2014

Registration Date

Apr 30, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The UAM bird collection is taxonomically synoptic and includes most recent orders of birds, with approximately 140 families, 800 genera, and nearly 2,000 species. The collection holds specimen material for over 90% of the 619 species and subspecies of birds known to occur in Alaska.

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Aves

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Description

The UAM bird collection is global, with strongest representation coming from Alaska and places where migratory Alaska birds winter.

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Geographic Coverage

The UAM bird collection is global, with strongest representation coming from Alaska and places where migratory Alaska birds winter.

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Associated parties

Point of contact
Jack Withrow
Collection Manager, Birds
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley