SDNHM Birds Collection

Occurrence dataset published by San Diego Natural History Museum

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SDNHM Birds Collection

Description

The San Diego Natural History Museum Birds Collection has grown into a major resource on bird species of western North America, including Baja California. Its taxonomic coverage includes 90% of the world's bird families, a coverage extended by the museum's status as a repository for specimens from the San Diego Zoo. The department produced the San Diego County Bird Atlas (http://www.sdnhm.org/science/birds-and-mammals/projects/san-diego-county-bird-atlas/), published in 2004 and based on field work from March 1997 through February 2002.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jun 6, 1869 - Mar 17, 2015

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA United States +01 619-255-0235
Metadata author
Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA United States +01 619-255-0235
Originator
Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA United States +01 619-255-0235

doi:10.15468/dot7ae

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San Diego Natural History Museum

Publication Date

Apr 6, 2015

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

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Description

California, Oregon, Arizona, and Baja California are the states best covered.

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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer

Taxonomic Coverage

Skins of almost all species of North America, including Baja California. The full range of variation (geographic, seasonal, sexual, developmental) of many southwestern species is represented. Passerines with complex geographic variation are covered in greatest depth. The skeleton collection is taxonomically broad, covering over 90% of all bird families. For groups not occurring in western North America, it is based heavily on specimens received through the San Diego Zoo. The waterfowl, parrots, pigeons, starlings, and babblers are among the large families especially well covered. There are 48 primary type specimens (holotypes and syntypes).

CLASS
Aves (birds)