UCLA Donald R. Dickey Bird and Mammal…

Occurrence dataset published by UCLA-Dickey Collection (UCLA-Dickey)

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UCLA Donald R. Dickey Bird and Mammal Collection

Description

The UCLA Donald R. Dickey Bird and Mammal Collection consists of over 50,000 skins and skeletons of birds and mammals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and islands in the Pacific. The collection was developed by Donald R. Dickey of Pasadena between 1910 and1932. Donated to UCLA in 1940 by his widow, Florence Van Vechten Dickey, it is one of the world's best collections of birds and mammals of the American southwest and Central America. It is used for teaching and research by faculty, students, and visiting scientists.

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Kathy Molina
Collection Manager
University of California, Los Angeles Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Hershey Hall, 612 Charles Young Dr. East 90095 Los Angeles CA United States +01 310-825-1282
Metadata author
Kathy Molina
Collection Manager
University of California, Los Angeles Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Hershey Hall, 612 Charles Young Dr. East 90095 Los Angeles CA United States +01 310-825-1282
Originator
Kathy Molina
Collection Manager
University of California, Los Angeles Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Hershey Hall, 612 Charles Young Dr. East 90095 Los Angeles CA United States +01 310-825-1282

doi:10.15468/qv6cxl

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UCLA-Dickey Collection (UCLA-Dickey)

Publication Date

Mar 2, 2015

Registration Date

Jul 10, 2007

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The avian collection includes representatives of every order and 75% of the families; the mammal collection is less comprehensive, spanning 35% of the orders and 40% of all families. The collection has significant systematic and taxonomic value in that it contains over 200 holotypes, including 183 bird and 48 mammal taxa, respectively.

CLASS
Aves (birds), Mammalia (mammals)