Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection (DUGWAY-DUG-INVERT)

The Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection houses more than 1,100 specimens of plants, insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals collected primarily from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground but also include some areas just outside the installation within Tooele County. The collection is used in support of the Army Mission on the West Desert of Utah, in scientific research, education and outreach efforts. One objective of this collection is to ensure preservation of species of concern and document localities and habitats for management of sensitive and/or rare species mandated by the endangered species act.
Contacts: Robert Delph, robert.delph@colostate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad0287b2-8a83-4cad-ba04-581b7d90c087
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection
Collection Statistics
  • 45 specimen records
  • 40 (89%) georeferenced
  • 45 (100%) with images (45 total images)
  • 17 (38%) identified to species
  • 11 families
  • 15 genera
  • 9 species
  • 9 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Physa (1)
  • Physella (7)
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled "Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy" (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.