Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Trap Sorting) (NEON-HEVC-GBTS)

This collection contains herptile specimens collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. 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 Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ded8d37e-cf95-4855-bf07-07e1de23e526
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/c113d947-5dcf-4a52-aaa2-735dba1089b7
Collection Statistics
  • 1,608 specimen records
  • 1,606 (100%) georeferenced
  • 1,506 (94%) identified to species
  • 21 families
  • 41 genera
  • 100 species
  • 114 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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