University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ornithology Collection (UAMZ)

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

The Ornithology Collection contains more than 7,000 bird specimens from around the world, with strong representation from Western Canada. The collection primarily consists of whole bird skins, numerous skeletons, striking mounted birds, and a collection of eggs, beaks, feet and wings. There are many rare and historically important specimens, representing species now endangered. The collection is used for teaching and research, and is valued for its potential in genetic analysis as many species in Alberta are at the northern or western limit of their range.

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 7,918 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    7918
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    5935

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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 7,918 records in English (492 KB) - Update frequency: daily
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

(2015): University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Ornithology Collection (UAMZ). v2.37. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/srgkci

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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: 84f728be-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:

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
Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences)
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
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: Aves, Passeriformes, Galliformes, Charadriformes, Anseriformes, Fringillidae, Phasianidae

Class  Aves (Birds)
Order  Passeriformes (Perching Birds),  Galliformes (Fowl),  Anseriformes (Waterfowl),  Charadriformes (Shorebirds)
Family  Fringillidae (Finches),  Phasianidae (Partridge, Turkey, Grouse, Pheasant)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1874-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Museum of Zoology
Collection Identifier UAMZ
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Mounted,  Other

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/srgkci
84f728be-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=uamz_ornithology