KUBI Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

Latest version published by University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on Aug 3, 2020 University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

The vertebrate paleontology program at the University of Kansas has, for over a century, sustained a national and international reputation. The reputation of the collection has been based more on intensive use than on sheer size. We now hold over 150,000 cataloged specimens (>75,000 are available in digital format) and around 400 publications related to our collections have been published in the last 35 years. Research strengths include: Paleozoic and Mesozoic fishes, Paleozoic tetrapods, Mesozoic marine vertebrates, Cenozoic small mammals and Natural Trap Cave fauna.

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 84,582 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 92,055 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 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:

University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

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: 5b0cfab4-9145-4fe2-89e3-fcbc294aa5b2.  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

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Megan Sims
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-0653
http://vertebratepaleontology.biodiversity.ku.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Megan Sims
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-0653
http://vertebratepaleontology.biodiversity.ku.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Megan Sims
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-0653
http://vertebratepaleontology.biodiversity.ku.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
K. Christopher Beard
Senior Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
KU Biodiversity Institute
http://vertebratepaleontology.biodiversity.ku.edu
Point Of Contact
David Burnham
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute
http://www.vertnet.org

Geographic Coverage

We or our students have conducted fieldwork throughout the United States and in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Germany, Korea, China, and Ethiopia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  MAMMALIA,  REPTILIA,  ACTINOPTERYGII,  AVES,  CHONDRICHTHYES,  AMPHIBIA,  DIPNOI,  PLACODERMI,  AGNATHA,  ACANTHODII,  CROSSOPTERYGII,  OSTEICHTHYES