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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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Distribution of specimens in the collection according to families.
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Figure 3: Distribution of specimens in the collection according to families.

Mentions: General taxonomic coverage description: The collection holds specimens from 313 species, 54 families and 19 orders (Fig. 3). Nonetheless, this is still a poor representation of the total number of species in Colombia (~17%) and the department of Antioquia (~37%). The three most represented families are Thraupidae (41 species, 96 specimens), Tyrannidae (35, 63) and Trochilidae (33, 69). Specimens of particular relevance in this collection are from Terenura callinota and Spizastur melanoleucus, representing the only specimens of these species in Antioquia. In addition, the collection includes specimens from three endemic and endangered species: Coeligena orina (1 specimen, CR), Diglossa gloriossisima (1, EN) and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster (2, VU).


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)

Distribution of specimens in the collection according to families.
© Copyright Policy - creative-commons-attribution
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4042709&req=5

Figure 3: Distribution of specimens in the collection according to families.
Mentions: General taxonomic coverage description: The collection holds specimens from 313 species, 54 families and 19 orders (Fig. 3). Nonetheless, this is still a poor representation of the total number of species in Colombia (~17%) and the department of Antioquia (~37%). The three most represented families are Thraupidae (41 species, 96 specimens), Tyrannidae (35, 63) and Trochilidae (33, 69). Specimens of particular relevance in this collection are from Terenura callinota and Spizastur melanoleucus, representing the only specimens of these species in Antioquia. In addition, the collection includes specimens from three endemic and endangered species: Coeligena orina (1 specimen, CR), Diglossa gloriossisima (1, EN) and Hypopirrhus pyrohipogaster (2, VU).

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.

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