University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Amphibian and Reptile Collection (UAMZ)

Latest version published by University of Alberta Museums on Jul 30, 2019 University of Alberta Museums

The Amphibian and Reptile Collection is an active teaching and research resource containing approximately 4,000 specimens. It holds the largest collection of preserved reptiles and amphibians from Alberta, as well as many exotic specimens from North America and around the world. The collection has been instrumental in monitoring various reptile and amphibian populations, and has helped University of Alberta researchers take action on the declining Northern Leopard Frogs and Canadian Toad populations.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 4,560 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

(2015): University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Amphibian and Reptile Collection (UAMZ). v2.36. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/qmltit

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alberta Museums. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 88d7437e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Alberta Museums publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5834
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Michael Caldwell
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-0672
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/michael-caldwell

Who filled in the metadata:

Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House #1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Custodian Steward
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collection Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Curator
Michael Caldwell
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-0672
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/michael-caldwell

Geographic Coverage

Global, North America, Canada, Alberta

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Amphibia, Reptilia, Anura, Caudata, Squamata, Ranidae, Bufonidae, Ambystomidae, Hylidae, Colubridae, Rana, Bufo, Ambystoma, Pseudacris, Thamnophis

Class  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Reptilia (Reptiles)
Order  Anura (Frogs),  Caudata (Salamanders),  Squamata (Lizards & Snakes)
Family  Ranidae (True Frogs),  Bufonidae (True Toads),  Ambystomidae (Mole Salamanders),  Hylidae (Tree Frogs & Allies),  Colubridae
Genus  Rana (Pond/Brown Frogs),  Bufo (Toads),  Ambystoma (Mole Salamanders),  Pseudacris (Chorus Frogs),  Thamnophis (Garter Snakes)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period ca. 1900-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Amphibian and Reptile Collection
Collection Identifier UAMZ
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/qmltit
88d7437e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=uamz-herpetology