University of Alberta Ornithology Col…

Occurrence dataset published by University of Alberta Museums

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Summary

Full Title

University of Alberta Ornithology Collection (UAMZ)

Description

The Ornithology Collection contains more than 7,000 bird specimens from around the world, with strong representation from Western Canada. The collection primarily consists of whole bird skins, numerous skeletons, striking mounted birds, and a collection of eggs, beaks, feet and wings. There are many rare and historically important specimens, representing species now endangered. The collection is used for teaching and research, and is valued for its potential in genetic analysis as many species in Alberta are at the northern or western limit of their range.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1874 - Nov 13, 2000

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Cindy Paszkowski
Curator
University of Alberta Z-718 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-7544
Metadata author
Bryan Brunet
Collection Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)
University of Alberta Museums
Originator
Cindy Paszkowski
Curator
University of Alberta Z-718 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-7544

doi:10.15468/atnv6k

Published by

University of Alberta Museums

Publication Date

Feb 4, 2016

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

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University of Alberta Museums IPT

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Description

Bulk of collection is from North America; some specimens from every continent except Antarctica

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Metadata author
Seamus McDougall
Collections Assistant
University of Alberta Museums