AMNH Bird Collection

Occurrence dataset published by American Museum of Natural History

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Summary

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AMNH Bird Collection

Description

The Department of Ornithology maintains one of the largest collections of bird specimens in the world. The research collections of the Department number nearly one million specimens; these include skins, skeletons, alcoholic preparations, eggs, nests, and tissue samples for molecular biochemical studies. A large number of type specimens and rare or extinct species are also found in its collections.

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Administrative contact
Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY United States +01 212-313-7783
Metadata author
Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY United States +01 212-313-7783
Originator
Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY United States +01 212-313-7783

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American Museum of Natural History

Publication Date

Oct 30, 2013

Registration Date

Jul 29, 2009

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Taxonomic Coverage

The specimens represent nearly 99 percent of all species.

CLASS
Aves (birds)

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The specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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The specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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