Gridded Species Distribution, Version 1: Birds of the Americas Original GridsEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_SPECIES_BIRD_ORIG
Abstract: The Original Grids of the Gridded Bird Species Distribution of the Americas are converted 1- kilometer grid cell data in the Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) that cover North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. The input vector data were created by a consortium led by Natureserve. The grids are produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information ... Network (CIESIN). The purpose is provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species distribution at 1- kilometer spatial resolution, which in turn can be used in modeling efforts, wildlife conservation planning, natural resource management, policy-making, biodiversity studies and human-environment interactions.
The data in Band Interleaved by Line (BIL) format are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a gridded version of existing vector maps of bird species distribution at 1- kilometer that preserves the original coding (1=Extant, 2= Possibly present, 3=Probably extinct, 4=Extinct, 5=Extirpated purposely, 6=Occurs on indicated island chain, and 7=Subfossil/fossil).
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Start Date: 1991-11-15Stop Date: 1992-01-11
Paleo Temporal Coverage
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
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Quality Canterbury Museum holds over 2000 rock specimens from Antarctica. Most of these represent the lithologies of the Beacon Supergroup of rocks and were collected during several NZARP events over a number of seasons in the 1970s and 1980s. The collections were made at a number of sites in the Transantarctic Mountains of Victoria Land. In addition, small collections were made at Cape Adare and Cape ... Hallett.
Collected at the same time were fossils (in excess of 1200 specimens) of a variety of ages, but mostly Devonian (416-359 Ma), Permian (299-251 Ma) and Triassic (251-199 Ma). Represented among the fossils are plants, invertebrates (mostly arthropods, molluscs and brachiopods) and vertebrates (fish).
In the collections Antarctic rock have catalogue numbers with the prefix RA; fossils have the prefix AF. Rock samples and fossils specific to this expedition include:
Rocks RA2221-2338 from Cook Mountains, Boomerang Range and Lashly Mountains (Mt Crean)
Fossils AF1153-1245 Devonian fish and plants (Lashly Mountains; Cook Mountains)
Dr Norton Hiller
Curator of Geology
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013
Phone: +64 3 366 5000
Direct dial: +64 3 366 9429 ext 820
Fax: +64 3 366 5622
Access Constraints Access to samples follows the specifications of Canterbury Museum.
Data Set Progress
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3892
Fax: +64 3 364 2769
Email: margaret.bradshaw at canterbury.ac.nz
Department of Geological Sciences University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800
Postal Code: 8140
Country: New Zealand
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Antarctica New Zealand Private Bag 4745
Country: New Zealand
Long, J. South Victoria Land fossil discovery has Australian link. ANARE news 71/72: 22-23, 1992.
Long, J. Sharks from the Middle-Late Devonian Aztec Siltstone, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Western Australian Museum Records 17(3): 287-308, 1995.
Long, J.A. New groenlandaspidid arthrodire (Pisces; Placodermi) from the middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Western Australian Museum records 17(1): 35-41, 1995.
McLoughlin, S. Long, J.A. New records of Devonian plants from southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Geological magazine 131(1): 81-90, 1994.
Young, G.C. Long, J.A. Ritchie, A. Crosspterygian fishes from the Devonian of Antarctica: systematics, relationships and biogeographic significance. in: Records of the Australian Museum. Sydney South, NSW, Australia: Australian Museum. 1992. pp. [Supplement 14]
Woolfe, K.J. Long, J.A. Bradshaw, M.A. Harmsen, F. Kirkbride, M. Fish-bearing Aztec Siltstone (Devonian) in the Cook Mountains, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 33(3): 511-514, 1990.
Bradshaw, M. A. And Harmsen, F.J. 2007. The paleoenvironmental significance of trace fossils in Devonian sediments (Taylor Group), Darwin Mountain to the Dry Valleys, southern Victoria Land. USGS OF-2007-1047 extended abstract 133
Long, J.A., Choo, B., and Young, G.C. A new basal actinopterygian fish from the Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone of Antarctica. Antarctic Science 20 (4), 393-412, 2008
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-18