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Summary

Full Title

University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ichthyology Collection (UAMZ)

Description

The Ichthyology (Fish) Collection contains more than 200,000 specimens, representing 40 orders and more than 200 families. The collection contains a wide variety of primitive and advanced fish from around the world as well as a comprehensive collection from Alberta. The majority of specimens are preserved in alcohol, with a number of mounted skeletons and cleared and stained samples that allow skeletal structures to be visible. This resource is used extensively for research by graduate students and faculty, supporting the study of fish systematics and biodiversity.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: 1906-current

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-5834
Metadata author
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271
Administrative contact
Alison Murray
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-9244

doi:10.18165/os4mw2

Published by

University of Alberta Museums

Publication Date

Nov 11, 2016

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

Served by

University of Alberta Museums IPT

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Alternative Identifiers

  • DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1546…
  • Source webpage http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8…
  • UUID 84f3b06c-f762-11e1-a439-00145…

External Data

Metadata Documents

7,354 Georeferenced data

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Description

Global, North America, Canada, Alberta, British Columbia

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Other Contacts

Metadata author
Jim Whittome
Museum Collections Manager
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-3871
Custodian steward
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural Science)
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271
Custodian steward
Jim Whittome
Museums Collection Manager
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-3871
Curator
Alison Murray
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-9244

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Actinopterygii, Cypriniformes, Gasterosteiformes, Perciformes, Gasterosteidae, Cyprinidae, Culaea

CLASS
Actinopterygii (Spiny Rayed Fishes)
ORDER
Cypriniformes (Minnows, Suckers), Gasterosteiformes (Sticklebacks), Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes)
FAMILY
Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks), Cyprinidae (Minnows)
GENUS
Culaea (Brook Sticklebacks)

Methodology

Collections

Collection name

University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ichthyology Collection

Collection Identifier

UAMZ

Parent Collection Identifier

UAM

Specimen Preservation method

Alcohol