UCM Fishes

Occurrence dataset published by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

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UCM Fishes

Description

Vertebrate Zoology in the CU Museum of Natural History is a biodiversity repository of more than 120,000 specimens from five taxa: Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles (Herpetology), Birds, Mammals, and Osteology. With the exception of birds, our collections are the largest collections of their kind in Colorado. Specimens from Colorado and the surrounding plains, plateaus, and basins are the strength of our collection. Since our specimens document changes in biodiversity over the last 200 years, they are treasures of biological and historical significance.

The collection of fishes is primarily preserved in fluid, normally 70% ethanol solution. Many specimens were collected in the early 1900s by Max M. Ellis, including several hundred from Guyana. The collection also includes about 2000 Salmonid specimens donated by Robert J. Behnke, Colorado State University Professor Emeritus and the author of Trout and Salmon of North America. Nearly 10% of our holdings are representatives of endangered and threatened species.

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Administrative contact
Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO United States 303-735-1016
Metadata author
Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO United States 303-735-1016
Originator
Christy McCain
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway 80309 Boulder CO United States 303-735-1016

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University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Publication Date

Feb 5, 2014

Registration Date

Apr 9, 2008

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Taxonomic Coverage

More than 1,900 lots of fishes, containing more than 24,000 specimens. 26 type specimens (1 lectotype, 24 paratypes, 1 type host)

CLASS
Actinopterygii, Cephalaspidomorphi, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali

Geographic Coverage

The majority were collected in Colorado, although there is a worldwide representation of both marine and freshwater species.

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