UWBM Herpetology Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence dataset published by University of Washington Burke Museum

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UWBM Herpetology Collection (Arctos)

Description

The herpetological collection at the UW Burke Museum contains over 8,000 specimens of amphibians and reptiles. The collection has particularly strong geographic representation of the Pacific Northwest. More than 2,200 specimens are forest-dwelling amphibians from Western Washington obtained during wildlife studies in the 1980s and early 1990s. About 900 are garter snakes collected during the mid-1900s. In 2010, Dr. Adam Leache joined the Burke Museum as Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology. The entire collection was inventoried, catalogued, and georeferenced. This transition made the Burke Herpetology data searchable and mappable to the public for the first time. The geographic scope of the collection has expended greatly since 2010, and new collections from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ghana are now available that reflect active research programs by herpetology staff. The collection consists largely of alcohol-reserved specimens with a small number of photographs and skeletons. Genetic resources are available for all specimens collected since 2010.

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Living time period: 1900-present

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Administrative contact
Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA United States (206) 543-7622
Metadata author
Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA United States (206) 543-7622
Originator
Adam Leache
Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
University of Washington Burke Museum Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, University of Washington 98195-1800 Seattle WA United States (206) 543-7622

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University of Washington Burke Museum

Publication Date

Dec 18, 2014

Registration Date

Apr 25, 2013

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The UW Burke Museum herpetology collection is global, with especially strong holdings from the Pacific Northwest, Puerto Rico, more

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The UW Burke Museum herpetology collection is global, with especially strong holdings from the Pacific Northwest, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ghana.

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Administrative contact
Sharon Birks
Genetic Resources Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 353010 98195 Seattle WA United States (206) 221-8462
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley