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

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This collection contains herptile specimens collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling from a single trap (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 (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: ded8d37e-cf95-4855-bf07-07e1de23e526
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/c113d947-5dcf-4a52-aaa2-735dba1089b7
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2024). NEON Biorepository Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Trap Sorting). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/zhkuay accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, https://biorepo.neonscience.org/ on 2024-04-14.
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Collection Statistics
  • 2,472 specimen records
  • 2,472 (100%) georeferenced
  • 2,371 (96%) with images (4,739 total images)
  • 2,331 (94%) identified to species
  • 22 families
  • 43 genera
  • 116 species
  • 134 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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