CM Birds Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Carnegie Museums

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CM Birds Collection

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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
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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

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Carnegie Museums

Publication Date

May 1, 2013

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May 3, 2013

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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)

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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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North America – 100,896 Countries with largest number of specimens: USA 60,796, Canada 16,400, Mexico 7,808, Costa Rica 5474, Belize 3645, Honduras 2829, Cuba 1009. South America – 58,825 Countries with largest number of specimens: Brazil 15,933, Colombia 14,039, Venezuela 11,225, Bolivia 8222, French Guiana 4657, and Argentina 1499 Africa – 14,198 Countries with largest number of specimens: Cameroon 4457, Kenya 4398, Angola 1521, Uganda 1100, Zimbabwe 648, Tanzania 599 Asia - 4592 Countries with largest number of specimens: Philippines 2165, China 1243 Europe - 2879 Countries with largest number of specimens: Yugoslavia 800, Netherlands 579, Remainder of world – 1864 Countries with largest number of specimens: Zealand 646, Australia 460 Within the United States the largest state collections are: Pennsylvania 16,865, California 4541, Ohio 4345, Arizona 4037, Florida 3298, Texas 3231, Oregon 2667, Maryland 2002, New Mexico 1815, Oklahoma 1744, Alaska 1694

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