Northern Arizona University - Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection (NAU-WACA)

Northern Arizona University Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection (NAU-WACA) is an important collection of both specimens and associated images of arthropods within Walnut Canyon National Monument on the Colorado Plateau. The goal of the WACA collection, on behalf of the National Park Service and NAU, is to represent material relevant to ecologists, taxonomists, conservationists and the public. Mark Szydlo Biologist for the National Park Service, and Gary Alpert, Biologist at Northern Arizona University have been contributing specimens for curation into this collection.
Contacts: Gary D. Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Contacts: Mark Szydlo, mark_d_szydlo@nps.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d47171e9-de69-4b95-b3ea-8f05b5ec57ad
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 564 specimen records
  • 535 (95%) georeferenced
  • 389 (69%) with images (1,514 total images)
  • 139 (25%) identified to species
  • 150 families
  • 295 genera
  • 143 species
  • 130 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics