CM Birds Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Carnegie Museums

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CM Birds Collection

Description

The section cares for over 187,000 specimens of birds, and a database over 206,000 records which include exchanged specimens and other specimens no longer in the collection. The most important of these are the 519 holotypes and 40 syntypes. We also care for approximately 196 extinct birds as well as specimens of many rare species collected decades if not more than a century ago. The collection on whole is ranked roughly ninth in the United States. The Carnegie Collection has over 154,000 study skins, almost 16,000 skeletons of which over 5650 have an accompanying spread wing prepared, many with tails, over 10,000 egg sets, 6760 fluid specimens, 440 flat skins and about 1250 taxidermy mounts.

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Administrative contact
Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburgh PA United States +01 412-622-3255
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Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburgh PA United States +01 412-622-3255
Originator
Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburgh PA United States +01 412-622-3255

doi:10.15468/dv1ojv

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Carnegie Museums

Publication Date

Feb 17, 2015

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May 3, 2013

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North America – 100,896 Countries with largest number of specimens: USA 60,796, Canada 16,400, Mexico 7,808, <… more

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Taxonomic Coverage

The entire collection is computerized. There are representatives of over 6000 bird species in the Carnegie Museum. Data records for recognized orders: Tinamiformes - 553 Rheiformes - 20 Struthioniformes - 27 Casuariiformes - 18 Rheiformes - 20 Apterygiformes - 35 Gaviiformes - 257 Podicipediformes - 404 Procellariiformes - 1433 Sphenisciformes - 107 Pelecaniformes - 773 Ciconiiformes - 2192 Phoenicopteriformes - 39 Anseriformes - 4124 Falconiformes - 4366 Galliformes - 3960 Gruiformes - 1752 Charadriiformes - 12329 Columbiformes - 3352 Psittaciformes - 3457 Cuculiformes - 2121 Strigiformes - 2134 Caprimulgiformes - 1345 Apodiformes - 7904 Coliiformes - 136 Trogoniformes - 868 Coraciiformes - 2325 Piciformes - 9779 Passeriformes - 139541

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Aves (birds)