Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds

Occurrence dataset published by University of British Columbia

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Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds

Description

The Cowan Tetrapod Collection avian holdings of 1,803 species represent 160 families is comprised of over 16,500 study skins, 820 skeletons, 600 mounts, and 7,735 egg clutches. The oldest specimens date from the late 1840s and several extinct taxa are represented. Global in scope, the collection is especially strong in specimens collected from Western Canada, Mexico (especially Ilsas Tres Marias), and the former Transvaal region of South Africa. The collection was founded by Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan and his father-in-law Kenneth Racey. Notable collections include those of H.R. Macmillan, W.S. Maguire, A.C. Brooks, and W.J. Plowden-Wardlaw. The avian collection is housed at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum which contains approximately 2 million natural history specimens.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1849 - Jan 1, 2012

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Administrative contact
Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada
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Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada
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Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada

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University of British Columbia

Publication Date

Jul 19, 2012

Registration Date

Jul 24, 2012

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Taxonomic Coverage

All living bird orders; 72% of living bird families are represented.

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Aves (Birds)

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Global in scope with a particular emphasis on Western Canada, Mexico (especially Ilsas Tres Marias), and the former Transvaal region of South Africa.

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