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Canadian Museum of Nature Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Version 1.30 published by Canadian Museum of Nature on Jul 17, 2019 Canadian Museum of Nature

Our Amphibian and Reptile Collection contains more than 251 470 specimens in 37 925 lots, most of which are fluid-preserved, with some skeletons, skins and mounted specimens. It also boasts a very good collection of dried frog skins mounted on sheets of paper, like plants; they offer a very good source of tissue for DNA extraction. Our emphasis is on geographic and life history variation of common species in Canada. Approximately 83% of the collection comprises Canadian specimens. This collection counts representatives from some 930 species in 67 families. One hundred and thirty-eight are type specimens, including two holotypes, among which one is a Canadian holotype and five are Canadian paratypes.

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 37,667 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)
    37667
  • Multimedia 
    133

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 37,667 records in English (5 MB)  - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Please be aware, this is an old version of the dataset.  Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Khidas K (2018): Canadian Museum of Nature Amphibian and Reptile Collection. v1.30. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_amphibian_reptile&v=1.30

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Canadian Museum of Nature. 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: 74f92761-3a24-4d85-9bfb-00b1fee0119d.  Canadian Museum of Nature 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:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Stéphanie Tessier
Manager, Amphibian and Reptile Collection
Canadian Museum of Nature PO Box 3443, Station D K1P 6P4 Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4087

Who filled in the metadata:

David Shorthouse
Assistant Collections Information Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Processor
Stéphanie Tessier
Manager, Amphibian and Reptile Collection
Canadian Museum of Nature K1P 6P4 Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4087
Processor
Marie-Hélène Hubert
Collection Technician
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA
Processor
Gregory Rand
Assistant Collection Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 74f92761-3a24-4d85-9bfb-00b1fee0119d
830a1f84-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_amphibian_reptile