Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Archive Pooling) (NEON-HEVC-GBAP)

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This collection contains herptile specimens collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling and pooled across traps within a plot (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four (pre-2018) or 3 (2018 and beyond) traps are deployed in each of 10 (pre-2023) or 6 (2023 and beyond) plots at each terrestrial NEON site, with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Vertebrate bycatch is stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.


Contacts: NEON Biorepository, biorepo@asu.edu
Collection Manager: Laura Steger, lsteger@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
Imaging and Rehousing (2022): Ruby Sainz, rsainz1@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0001-8985-6216)
Specimen Rehousing (2023): Luisa Zamora Chavez, lzamorac@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0009-0003-8224-4614)
Specimen Rehousing (2023-2024): Jonna Urban, jhurban1@asu.edu
Imaging (2024): Leodivina Dodoo, lndodoo@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0009-0003-1693-7340)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6017b362-53ef-42ae-9c6f-157fdc5bf11b
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/c8e9fe8e-391b-44b9-ad94-a5d15f4b5788
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2024). NEON Biorepository Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Archive Pooling). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/5ta21z accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, https://biorepo.neonscience.org/ on 2024-06-16.
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Collection Statistics
  • 271 specimen records
  • 271 (100%) georeferenced
  • 265 (98%) with images (529 total images)
  • 271 (100%) identified to species
  • 10 families
  • 15 genera
  • 24 species
  • 25 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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