Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Level of Taxonomic Identification | Collection Processing | Data Entry | Specimen Integration

Albi, Yvonne Z.

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Invertebrate Paleontology

Significance (Top)

One of the most significant aspects of the Yvonne Z. Albi collection is that it includes an outstanding worldwide collection of fossil echinoderms. Many other well-preserved specimens from other invertebrate groups are also included.

Background (Top)

Yvonne Albi collected most of the specimens during field trips throughout southern California and the surrounding area. She also acquired specimens through trade, purchase, and self collecting specimens from around the world. She was especially interested in echinoid echinoderms, but collected other taxa too. She was a contemporary of June Maxwell, Homer White, Harold Meals, and Bertram Draper and may have collected/published with some of them them.

Publications of Yvonne Z. Albi that are based on the studies of fossils in the collections of the Department of Invertebrate Paleontology

Albi, Y. 2005. Coralliochama orcutti White, 1885 (Plagioprychidae) a rudist bivalve. Festivus, 37(2): 13-25.

Albi, Y. 2002. Does the morphology of Pleistocene specimens of Crossata californica (Hinds, 1843) elucidate evolutionary patterns? Festivus, 34(3): 31-42. [Reprinted in the Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society in 2004, 36(5-6): 27-40].

Rigby, J. K., and Albi, Y. 1996. An upper Miocene hexactinellid sponge from the Puente Shale, Orange County, California. Journal of Paleontology, 70(6): 908-913.

Albi, Y. 1996. The multiformity of Astrodapsis tumidus. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 28(7-8): 56-65.

Albi, Y. 1994. A review of Dendraster gibbsii: a fossil sand dollar in the Pliocene of central California. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 26(5-6): 25-27.

Albi, Y. 1994. An addition of Agassizia sp. to the echinoids found in the Imperial Formation, southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 27(11-12): 95-104.

Albi, Y. 1991. Comments on Clementia (Ergesta) pertenuis (Gabb), a Miocene bivalve from California. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 23(5-6): 50-54.

Albi, Y., and Maxwell, J. 1991. Analyzing Astrodapsis sand dollars from the California Miocene. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 23(7-8):64-67. [Reprinted in the same journal in 2004, 36(9-10): 57-59].

Albi, Y. 1990. Pleistocene varieties of the southern California gastropod Forreria belcheri. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 22(5-6): 66-70.

Albi, Y. 1990. A Miocene Glycymeris from the Topanga Canyon Formation, Los Angeles. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 22(11-12): 131-132.

Albi, Y. 1985. A survey of the Clypeaster echinoids of southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society, 17(5-6): 50.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

The collection is mostly from localities in southern California (e.g., Pliocene,Imperial Formation, Fossil Canyon, Coyote Mountains, Imperial County, California), but numerous other specimens are from localities which span the globe.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

The collection is worldwide in scope and contains more than 6,000 uncataloged specimens of mostly echinoids, mollusks, brachiopods, and trilobites. Many of the specimens are identified to species level.

Documentation (Top)

Accession number F.A.3978.2005-3, 17 February 2005. Locality, species lists, and other data may be contained in file folders that came with the collection. These are likely stored with the collection.

Albi may also have publications which can be associated with the collections.

Description of Collection (Top)

Approximately 6 Lane cabinets of specimens at the South Grand facility. Four of these cabinets are located in the Northeast Sorting Room. Two additional cabinets are in the Permian area (section) of the main collections.

Collection Inventory (Top)

Most of the estimated 6000 specimens have been unpacked and placed into archival-grade specimen trays and stored in Lane cabinets for further cataloging and curation.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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Collection Processing (Top)

Date 5: Unpack, initial sorting of collection by locality. 4: Xerox/preserve existing label; photo document label/specimens and field notes. 3: Sort specimens from each locality into species lots. 2: Rehouse specimen lots into archival grade containers. 1: Rehousing complete.
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Data Entry (Top)

Date 4: Enter locality data into IP collection database. 3: Identify species. 2: Enter specimen lot identifications and specimen counts into IP collection database. 1: Data entry complete.
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Specimen Integration (Top)

Date 3: Place specimen lots, arranged by locality, into metal trays for final storage. 2: Integrate specimen trays into the main collection. 1: Specimen integration complete.
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