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KUBI Herpetology Collection

Latest version published by University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on Oct 6, 2017 University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

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 343,175 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.

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 343,175 records in English (13 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)

Versions

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

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: dce00a1f-f6b4-4e11-9771-92c62c40ad80.  University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rafe Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3403
http://herpetology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rafe Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3403
http://herpetology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Rafe Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3403
http://herpetology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US
Curator
Linda Trueb
Curator of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-1204
http://herpetology.biodiversity.ku.edu/
Curator
Richard Glor
Curator of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US
http://herpetology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Additional Metadata

Additional information for data from the Philippines are available upon request. http://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms

Alternative Identifiers dce00a1f-f6b4-4e11-9771-92c62c40ad80
http://ipt.nhm.ku.edu/ipt/resource?r=kubi_herps