MMNH Museum Bird Collection

Occurrence dataset published by University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History

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MMNH Museum Bird Collection

Description

The Bell Museum's Bird Collection currently houses approximately 46,000 catalogued specimens. Of these, the majority are standard, dried study skin preparations, although there are approximately 3,600 skeletons, 2,500 sets of eggs and 450 nests. Many of the recent specimens (> 4,000) have accompanying frozen tissue samples.

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Administrative contact
Bob Zink
Curator of Birds
Bell Museum of Natural History 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle 55108 St. Paul MN United States +01 612-624-7207
Metadata author
Keith Barker
Curator of Genetic Resources
Bell Museum of Natural History 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle 55108 St. Paul MN United States +01 612-624-2737
Originator
Keith Barker
Curator of Genetic Resources
Bell Museum of Natural History 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle 55108 St. Paul MN United States +01 612-624-2737

doi:10.15468/9vfhrm

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University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History

Publication Date

Feb 20, 2015

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

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Most specimens come from the upper midwest and the majority of these are from Minnesota. However, there are about 12,000 specimens from Mexico. We also hav… more

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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Taxonomic Coverage

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CLASS
Aves (birds)