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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

1000 E. University Ave.

Department 3381

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3023

Email: wyndd@uwyo.edu

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Vertebrate Zoology


The WYNDD Vertebrate Zoology Program collects and disseminates information regarding the distribution, conservation status, and habitat associations Wyoming’s amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, and reptile taxa. This information is obtained through field research, literature review, and data received from our partners across the state. Information generated by the Vertebrate Zoology Program is disseminated through WYNDD’s database, web applications, and project reports.


Program highlights

  • Reviewed content for 132 species accounts that are now available in the Wyoming Field Guide, in 2019
  • Updated range maps and quality control rules, and evaluated questionable records for the 27 vertebrate species with the highest number of questionable records, in 2019
  • Updated avian taxonomy following the American Ornithological Societies’ 2019 checklist,
    in 2019

Expertise

  • Species inventory
  • Population monitoring
  • Acoustic monitoring of bats, amphibians, and owls
  • Disease surveillance for White-nose Syndrome and amphibian chytrid fungus
  • Taxonomy of Wyoming’s vertebrates
  • Study design
  • Statistical analysis

2020 Program Focus

  • Continue to increase its focus on developing and updating our core products and services
  • Update predictive species distribution models for Wyoming’s bird and mammal Species of Greatest Conservation Need
  • Update range data, range maps, and evaluate conflicted records for all of Wyoming’s SGCN bird and mammal species
  • Develop content for vertebrate species accounts within the Wyoming Field Guide
  • Carry out field projects to better understand the distribution, status, and habitat associations of Wyoming’s vertebrates
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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

1000 E. University Ave.

Department 3381

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3023

Email: wyndd@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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