Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

Williams and Bunkley Isopod Collection 2013

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

Personal voucher collection of Ernest H. Williams, Jr. and Lucy Bunkley-Williams.

Background (Top)

This is the personal research collection of Williams and Bunkley. In their publications paratypes were erected using this collection and the specimens were retained throughout their working career. Upon retirement, Williams and Bunkley gifted their entire voucher collection, paratypes included, to the NHM. The paratypes received LACM numbers and were entered into the MBC database.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Puerto Rico, Panama, Bahama Islands, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad, United State Virgin Islands 1975-1984, 2003

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Agarna cumulus, Anilocra acanthuri, Anilocra chaetodontis, Anilocra chromis, Anilocra haemuli, Anilocra holacanthi, Anilocra holocentri, Excorallana antillensis, Excorallana sp., Excorallana tricornis,


Anilocra abudefdufi (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Anilocra acanthuri (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Anilocra chaetodontis (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Anilocra chromis (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Anilocra haemuli (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Anilocra myripristis (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1981; Glossobius hemiramphi (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1985; Renocila colini (Paratype) Williams & Williams, 1980

Documentation (Top)

No information available.

Description of Collection (Top)

Wet preserved voucher collection that is taxonomically distributed in the NHM Crustacea Collection room. Originally fixed in formalin then preserved in 70% ethanol.

Collection Inventory (Top)

Collection contains 134 lots identified to species.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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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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