Collections Inventory Technical Details

The Regional Biological Research Collections database is built upon the ITIS taxonomic database. Core ITIS tables are used for taxa, kingdom, taxonomic rank, and common name information. The schema includes other tables to hold ancillary data such as the institution information, and spatial data.

The ITIS taxonomic database is used by the NBII for a variety of relational database projects including invasive species, biological research collections, ArcIMS applications using GAP data, and others. By using the ITIS taxonomic database, uniformity is achieved within our applications and interoperability with other databases is greatly improved. The database is available as an Informix unload. At the CSWGCIN node, the database is converted for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The script for converting and updating the database is also available.

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CSWGCIN Biological Collections
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CollapseAmphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center
Description: From the site: "The Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center originally started as a natural history specimen collection at the University of Texas at Arlington. The collection was founded in 1956 by UTA professor emeritus William F. Pyburn. The primary purpose of the collection was to assist students in the classroom when unfamiliar aspects of animal anatomy or natural history were being discussed. For this purpose a variety of mammal, birds, reptile, and amphibian specimens were acquired. However, the collection also started to serve as a depository for specimens collected from field expeditions. Asides from housing a major herpetological collection, the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington has hosted and facilitated the academic pursuits of a diverse student body. This has also provided inherent benefits to the museum collection as well. The collection currently holds the world’s largest assemblage of reptiles and amphibians from Guatemala as well as significant holdings from Texas, Bolivia, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Honduras, and Mexico."
Resource Type: Museum Collections
Resource Format: URL
Publisher: University of Texas-Arlington
ExpandAtrium: Biodiversity Information System for the Andes to Amazon Botany Program
ExpandBrakenridge Field Laboratory
ExpandButterflies of Texas: From the collection of the Texas Memorial Museum
ExpandCentennial Museum: Laboratory for Environmental Biology
ExpandCheck List for Organizing Field Collection and Management of Data (PDF, 2 pp., 105 KB)
ExpandChecklist of Coleoptera Known from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
ExpandCollection of Birds at LSU Museum of Natural Science
ExpandCollection of Fishes at LSU Museum of Natural Science
ExpandCollections towards a Flora of the Territory of Arkansas
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