Occurrence record: Herpetology:112

PreservedSpecimen of Ambystoma gracile (Baird, 1859) | Northwestern Salamander recorded on 1940-05-25


Data resource Royal BC Museum - Herpetology Collection
Institution code Royal British Columbia Museum
Supplied institution code "RBCM"
Collection code Royal British Columbia Museum - Herpetology Collection
Catalog number 112
Occurrence ID RBCM:Herpetology:112
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations Specimen Nature: wet | Preservative: Isopropanol - 40%
Identified by Stan Orchard
Identified date 1989-03-02
Collector Mctaggart-Cowan, I. Ian
Supplied as "Ian McTaggart-Cowan"
Sex female
Individual count 1
Life stage nestling
License CC-BY-NC
Supplied as https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Owner institution code RBCM
Rightsholder Royal BC Museum
Dataset name Royal BC Museum - Herpetology Collection
Language en
Occurrence status present
Institution ID http://grbio.org/cool/gayt-20cg
Collection code Herpetology
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 1989-03-02


Collecting date 1940-05-25
Supplied as year:1940  month:05  day:25 
Date precision Day
Event remarks spring


Scientific name Ambystoma gracile (Baird, 1859)
Supplied scientific name "Ambystoma gracile gracile"
Taxon rank species
Supplied as "subspecies"
Common name Northwestern Salamander
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Caudata
Family Ambystomatidae
Genus Ambystoma
Species Ambystoma gracile
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Higher taxon match
The match is based on the higher level classification.
Name parse type wellformed
Infraspecific epithet gracile
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Country Canada
State / Province British Columbia
Locality Mt. Arrowsmith
Latitude 49.233333333
Longitude -124.58333333
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Minimum elevation in meters 1280.16
Maximum elevation in meters 1280.16
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference sources Herpetology Data Conversion
Continent North America
County Vancouver Island
Georeference remarks Lat/Long Approximate
Country code CA
Verbatim elevation 4200 ft.

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