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Ornithology Collection Non Passeriformes - Royal Ontario Museum

Latest version published by Royal Ontario Museum on Apr 3, 2018 Royal Ontario Museum

The collection is extremely strong in diversity of island species throughout the world. Also the collection contains significant historical collections of importance: James Henry Fleming, James A. Munro, Hoyes Lloyd, part of the Haverschmidt collection from the Guyanas, R. G. Lanning, H.B. Haugh collection of birds eggs from Southern Ontario. The Fleming collection, once considered the most comprehensive private collection of birds in North America, contains many unique collections from Africa, Europe, India, China, and Island Archipelagos of the world. Representative collections of the magnificent Birds of Paradise (Passeriformes; Paradisaeidae) and Bower Birds (Passeriformes; Ptilonorhynchidae) (from the Fleming Collection) has been described as within the top 10 in world by researchers. Sub-collections of the J.H. Fleming, J.A. Munro collections are considered historically significant to the Ornithological community. Other significant collections are The New World Sparrows (Passeriformes: Emberizidae); the North American Wood Warblers (Passeriformes: Parulidae); Shorebirds, Gulls and Auks (Charadriiformes) and the Chicken-like birds (Galliformes) of North America, New World Vireos and Allies (Passeriformes: Vireonidae). The study skin collection contains one of the largest collections in the world of extinct birds including 132 Passenger Pigeon specimens (skins) and New Zealand Huias famed for their sexually dimorphic bills. 1 specimen of the extinct Labrador Duck (1 of 54 mounted skins in world). 1 specimen of the extinct Great Auk (1 of 78 mounted skins in world), miscellaneous skeletal parts of Great Auk specimens, 14 specimens of the extinct Carolina Parakeet and many other species. The skin collection contains historically significant holdings of the highly endangered Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Passeriformes: Fringillidae Drepanididae) from the Fleming collection, 1840s through to 1913, and the famous Darwin’s finches. The frozen tissue collection contains the largest collection of blood and DNA from endangered kiwi populations in New Zealand, as well as bone shavings and DNA from the 14 extinct species of giant moas. Extensive series of New World Owls. Extensive series of New World Flycatchers. Large series of New World Sparrows.

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 61,258 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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Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Ontario Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 136560fa-9eb9-492f-866e-5bd110c52f74.  Royal Ontario Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; ROM; Royal Ontario Museum; Non-Passeriformes; Worldwide; North America; preserved specimens; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bradley Millen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5768

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mark Peck
Collections Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5523
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/mark-peck
Santiago Claramunt
Associate Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5520
https://sites.google.com/site/sclaramuntuy/home

Who filled in the metadata:

Bradley Millen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5768

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Santiago Claramunt
Associate Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5520
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/dr-santiago-claramunt

Geographic Coverage

Specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1800 to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Ornithology
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/4sz4-8rxx (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34954)
Parent Collection Identifier Royal Ontario Museum (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34778)
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 136560fa-9eb9-492f-866e-5bd110c52f74
http://gbif.rom.on.ca/ipt/resource?r=birdsnonpass