LACM Rancho La Brea

Latest version published by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on May 13, 2020 Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The LACM Rancho La Brea collections hold 3-5 million fossil specimens covering ~50,000 years to near present day. They hold the world's largest collection of extinct megafauna and are particularly well known for the vast osteological collections of carnivores and birds. In addition, the collections include botany, arthropods, molluscs and small vertebrates, including fishes, amphibian, reptiles and mammals, as well as a few artifacts. The collections are all from the vicinity of the Rancho La Brea National Natural Landmark, mostly within the Los Angeles County park called Hancock Park.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 18,615 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    18615
  • Multimedia 
    394

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 18,615 records in English (785 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (12 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Farrell A, Takeuchi G, Mertz W, Howard C (2020): LACM Rancho La Brea. v1.1. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-rlb&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 37eeb5de-fec3-404a-ba4f-62218ac6c860.  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Aisling Farrell
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Gary Takeuchi
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Carrie Howard
Preparator
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90036 Los Angeles CA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Aisling Farrell
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Gary Takeuchi
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who filled in the metadata:

Aisling Farrell
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Gary Takeuchi
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Erica Krimmel
Assistant Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Geographic Coverage

The LACMRLB collection has a very narrow geographic and temporal range.

Bounding Coordinates South West [34.058, -118.366], North East [34.068, -118.349]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Plantae (plants),  Arthropoda (arthropods),  Mollusca (molluscs)
Superclass  Osteichthyes (fishes)
Class  Amphibia (amphibians),  Reptilia (reptiles),  Aves (birds),  Mammalia (mammals)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period late Rancholabrean NALMA
Living Time Period Holocene

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-rlb