UCMP Vertebrate Collection

Occurrence dataset published by University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Summary

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UCMP Vertebrate Collection

Description

The UCMP collection includes vertebrate fossils from the Devonian to the Recent and from localities around the globe. Currently, more than 218,000 vertebrate specimen records from more than 11,300 localities around the globe are online. Live views of data, additional data fields not served in GBIF, and links to images and archival resources are available at http://ucmpdb.berkeley.edu

Additional Information

This resource provides access to data in the University of California Museum of Paleontology collections. We update taxonomy and check specimen identifications and associated information, but outdated names, mistaken identifications, and erroneous localities inevitably occur. We urge investigators to verify all data by direct examination of the specimens, and we appreciate notification of discrepancies (ucmp_data@uclink.berkeley.edu). Investigators are strongly encouraged to personally verify data before using it as a basis for publication.

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Administrative contact
Patricia Holroyd
Museum Scientist
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley CA United States +01 510-642-3733
Metadata author
Patricia Holroyd
Museum Scientist
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley CA United States +01 510-642-3733
Originator
Patricia Holroyd
Museum Scientist
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley CA United States +01 510-642-3733

Published by

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Publication Date

Apr 29, 2014

Registration Date

May 15, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The University of California vertebrate collection includes fossils and recent skeletal specimens as well as cast replicas of representatives of extant and extinct fishes, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals.

CLASS
Agnatha (jawless fish), Amphibia (amphibians), Aves (birds), Osteichthyes (bony fish), Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish), Mammalia (mammals), Reptilia (reptiles), Placodermi (armored fishes)

Geographic Coverage

UCMP is reputed to have the largest paleontological collection of any university museum in the world. The vertebrate collection includes fossils and recent skeletal specimens as well as cast replicas of specimens from all continents and 72 countries.

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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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