University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ichthyology Collection (UAMZ)

Latest version published by University of Alberta Museums on May 27, 2019 University of Alberta Museums

The Ichthyology (Fish) Collection contains more than 200,000 specimens, representing 40 orders and more than 200 families. The collection contains a wide variety of primitive and advanced fish from around the world as well as a comprehensive collection from Alberta. The majority of specimens are preserved in alcohol, with a number of mounted skeletons and cleared and stained samples that allow skeletal structures to be visible. This resource is used extensively for research by graduate students and faculty, supporting the study of fish systematics and biodiversity.

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 10,997 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 Ichthyology Collection (UAMZ). v2.30. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/os4mw2

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: 84f3b06c-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

Occurrence; Specimen

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:

Alison Murray
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-9244
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/alison-murray

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 780-492-3871
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
Alison Murray
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-9244
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/alison-murray

Geographic Coverage

Global, North America, Canada, Alberta, British Columbia

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Actinopterygii, Cypriniformes, Gasterosteiformes, Perciformes, Gasterosteidae, Cyprinidae, Culaea

Class  Actinopterygii (Spiny Rayed Fishes)
Order  Cypriniformes (Minnows, Suckers),  Gasterosteiformes (Sticklebacks),  Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes)
Family  Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks),  Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Genus  Culaea (Brook Sticklebacks)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1906-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ichthyology Collection
Collection Identifier UAMZ
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/os4mw2
84f3b06c-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=uamz_ichthyology