LSUMZ Birds Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science

  • 180,988

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Summary

Full Title

LSUMZ Birds Collection

Description

The collection of approximately 184,000 cataloged voucher specimens includes about 150,000 skins, 22,000 complete skeletons, and 8,000 fluid-preserved specimens, as well as 2,000 spread wings, 20,000 stomach-content samples and thousands of tape-recordings of bird vocalizations. Holdings from Peru, Bolivia, the West Indies, and the Southeastern United States are the largest in the world. The collection is among the 5-10 largest in the world from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Argentina. There are also substantial holdings from the western USA, Brazil, Africa, Kuwait, and Borneo. The vast majority of specimens were collected since 1950 and, therefore, relatively data-rich; a high percentage of specimens collected since 1980 have associated tissue samples. .For information about how to obtain a loan see: https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/files/2014/04/Loans-Information-Requests.pdf

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana United States 01 225-578-2855
Metadata author
Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana United States 01 225-578-2855
Administrative contact
Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana United States 01 225-578-2855

doi:10.15468/d90jm5

Published by

Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science

Publication Date

Jul 5, 2016

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

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Alternative Identifiers

  • UUID 84829fe4-f762-11e1-a439-00145…

External Data

Metadata Documents

Geographic Coverage

Significant holdings from US, Central and South America, Africa, and Malaysia.

Other Contacts

Point of contact
Donna Dittman
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana United States 01 225-578-2855
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
John Wieczorek

Taxonomic Coverage

CLASS
Aves