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Birds of Antioquia: Georeferenced database of specimens from the Colección de Ciencias Naturales del Museo Universitario de la Universidad de Antioquia (MUA).

Rozo AM, Valencia F, Acosta A, Parra JL - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: We curated all the information associated with the bird specimens, including the georeferences and taxonomy, and published the database through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network.The collection holds specimens from three endemic and endangered species (Coeligena orina, Diglossa gloriossisima, and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster), and includes localities poorly represented in other collections.The information contained in the collection has been used for biodiversity modeling, conservation planning and management, and we expect to further facilitate these activities by making it publicly available.

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Affiliation: Instituto de Biología, Grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Vertebrados, Universidad de Antioquia, calle 67 No 53-108, Medellín, Colombia.

ABSTRACT
The department of Antioquia, Colombia, lies in the northwestern corner of South America and provides a biogeographical link among divergent faunas, including Caribbean, Andean, Pacific and Amazonian. Information about the distribution of biodiversity in this area is of relevance for academic, practical and social purposes. This data paper describes the dataset containing all bird specimens deposited in the Colección de Ciencias Naturales del Museo Universitario de la Universidad de Antioquia (MUA). We curated all the information associated with the bird specimens, including the georeferences and taxonomy, and published the database through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network. During this process we checked the species identification and existing georeferences and completed the information when possible. The collection holds 663 bird specimens collected between 1940 and 2011. Even though most specimens are from Antioquia (70%), the collection includes material from several other departments and one specimen from the United States. The collection holds specimens from three endemic and endangered species (Coeligena orina, Diglossa gloriossisima, and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster), and includes localities poorly represented in other collections. The information contained in the collection has been used for biodiversity modeling, conservation planning and management, and we expect to further facilitate these activities by making it publicly available.

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Map of Colombia showing the collection localities for all bird specimens held in the MUA (white dots) and all specimens from Antioquia held in other collections (black dots). The upper right inset highlights Colombia within South America and the lower right inset provides a closer look at the distribution of points in Antioquia.
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Figure 1: Map of Colombia showing the collection localities for all bird specimens held in the MUA (white dots) and all specimens from Antioquia held in other collections (black dots). The upper right inset highlights Colombia within South America and the lower right inset provides a closer look at the distribution of points in Antioquia.

Mentions: The department of Antioquia lies in the northwestern corner of Colombia and is one of the most biodiverse regions in the country. Several factors contribute to the concentration of biodiversity within this area, including high environmental heterogeneity and the confluence of the Panamanian and Neotropic zoogeographical regions (Holt et al. 2013). Currently, Antioquia is under severe pressure from mining and hydroelectric projects (Finer and Jenkins 2012). Knowledge of the spatial distribution of biodiversity in the department is of critical importance for assessing the impacts of these activities and deciding where to grant exploitation licenses. Nonetheless, spatially explicit information about the occurrence of birds in this region is relatively unusual, apart from data from museum collections. However, most of this information is still not available in the public domain in databases such as ORNIS or global networks such as GBIF (Fig. 1). Thus, our primary motivation is to make the information present in the collection of the Universidad de Antioquia available for the general public. Despite its small size (663 specimens), the collection holds specimens that are rare in other collections, including three endemic and endangered birds, and localities that have been poorly sampled such as the eastern flank of the Central Andes (Fig. 1). By making this information available we expect it to be further used in academic endeavors such as ecological niche modeling (e.g., Velásquez-Tibatá et al. 2012) and for practical purposes related to conservation planning and management (e.g., Krabbe et al. 2005).


Birds of Antioquia: Georeferenced database of specimens from the Colección de Ciencias Naturales del Museo Universitario de la Universidad de Antioquia (MUA).

Rozo AM, Valencia F, Acosta A, Parra JL - Zookeys (2014)

Map of Colombia showing the collection localities for all bird specimens held in the MUA (white dots) and all specimens from Antioquia held in other collections (black dots). The upper right inset highlights Colombia within South America and the lower right inset provides a closer look at the distribution of points in Antioquia.
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Figure 1: Map of Colombia showing the collection localities for all bird specimens held in the MUA (white dots) and all specimens from Antioquia held in other collections (black dots). The upper right inset highlights Colombia within South America and the lower right inset provides a closer look at the distribution of points in Antioquia.
Mentions: The department of Antioquia lies in the northwestern corner of Colombia and is one of the most biodiverse regions in the country. Several factors contribute to the concentration of biodiversity within this area, including high environmental heterogeneity and the confluence of the Panamanian and Neotropic zoogeographical regions (Holt et al. 2013). Currently, Antioquia is under severe pressure from mining and hydroelectric projects (Finer and Jenkins 2012). Knowledge of the spatial distribution of biodiversity in the department is of critical importance for assessing the impacts of these activities and deciding where to grant exploitation licenses. Nonetheless, spatially explicit information about the occurrence of birds in this region is relatively unusual, apart from data from museum collections. However, most of this information is still not available in the public domain in databases such as ORNIS or global networks such as GBIF (Fig. 1). Thus, our primary motivation is to make the information present in the collection of the Universidad de Antioquia available for the general public. Despite its small size (663 specimens), the collection holds specimens that are rare in other collections, including three endemic and endangered birds, and localities that have been poorly sampled such as the eastern flank of the Central Andes (Fig. 1). By making this information available we expect it to be further used in academic endeavors such as ecological niche modeling (e.g., Velásquez-Tibatá et al. 2012) and for practical purposes related to conservation planning and management (e.g., Krabbe et al. 2005).

Bottom Line: We curated all the information associated with the bird specimens, including the georeferences and taxonomy, and published the database through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network.The collection holds specimens from three endemic and endangered species (Coeligena orina, Diglossa gloriossisima, and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster), and includes localities poorly represented in other collections.The information contained in the collection has been used for biodiversity modeling, conservation planning and management, and we expect to further facilitate these activities by making it publicly available.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto de Biología, Grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Vertebrados, Universidad de Antioquia, calle 67 No 53-108, Medellín, Colombia.

ABSTRACT
The department of Antioquia, Colombia, lies in the northwestern corner of South America and provides a biogeographical link among divergent faunas, including Caribbean, Andean, Pacific and Amazonian. Information about the distribution of biodiversity in this area is of relevance for academic, practical and social purposes. This data paper describes the dataset containing all bird specimens deposited in the Colección de Ciencias Naturales del Museo Universitario de la Universidad de Antioquia (MUA). We curated all the information associated with the bird specimens, including the georeferences and taxonomy, and published the database through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network. During this process we checked the species identification and existing georeferences and completed the information when possible. The collection holds 663 bird specimens collected between 1940 and 2011. Even though most specimens are from Antioquia (70%), the collection includes material from several other departments and one specimen from the United States. The collection holds specimens from three endemic and endangered species (Coeligena orina, Diglossa gloriossisima, and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster), and includes localities poorly represented in other collections. The information contained in the collection has been used for biodiversity modeling, conservation planning and management, and we expect to further facilitate these activities by making it publicly available.

No MeSH data available.