UAM Insect Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence dataset published by University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Summary

Full Title

UAM Insect Collection (Arctos)

Description

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

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 1883 to present

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States
Metadata author
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States
Administrative contact
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States

doi:10.15468/qs8slz

Published by

University of Alaska Museum of the North

Publication Date

Sep 1, 2016

Registration Date

Mar 26, 2013

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Metadata Documents

252,689 Georeferenced data

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Description

North America, Europe, Asia, West Indies, Central America

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Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
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David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum

Taxonomic Coverage

Insecta, Arachnida, Myriapoda, Chelicerata, Entognatha, Chilopoda, Clitellata, Malacostraca, Gastropoda, Diplopoda, Maxillopoda, Branchiopoda, Crustacea, Bivalvia

CLASS
Insecta