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2013 Bee specimen dataset from Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge and Buffalo Lake National Wildlife. National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Muleshoe, Texas DOI:

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2022

Collections were made on Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge and Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attributed specimens with information on the date (month, day, year) and collection location (coordinates). The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pollinating Insects Research Unit, Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA (hereafter BBSL) made final identification of each specimen, and accession of specimens into their larger museum collection followed identification. The BBSL subsequently attributed specimen records with information such as species name and associated taxonomy. The BBSL also assigned each specimen a unique identification number (catalog number) so physical specimens can readily be associated with electronic data records.

Information in this dataset was exported from the BBSL larger dataset, thus it is the subset of data that pertains to the Muleshoe and Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge specimens. The BBSL uses Darwin Core terms to describe data fields for each record. The definitions below are taken directly from the Darwin Core Terms quick reference guide (, although some have been modified to more accurately describe information attributed to specimens in this data set. Users of the dataset should refer to Darwin Core terms reference guide if more clarity is needed about a given field, or how it might relate to information assembled in other databases.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date September 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2022

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI DCAT-US harvest source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2022
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier FWS_ServCat_93097
Data First Published 2019-01-01
Data Last Modified 2019-01-01
Category Tabular Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
Metadata Context
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id bee011ae-6f4a-4b9b-bef9-6c8b6453c562
Harvest Source Title DOI DCAT-US harvest source
Homepage URL
Old Spatial -103.118027,33.9293365,-102.079506,34.9345474
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 2acb14e76ef3e25c6d556a1369ab6aa905a6ab39
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2013-01-01/2013-01-01

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