Current Distributions of Selected Amphibians in New York State (Shapefile : 2002)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Priya Nanjappa, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Originator: Laura (Leininger) Blackburn, Ball State University
Originator: Dr. Michael J. Lannoo, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Current Distributions of Selected Amphibians in New York State (Shapefile : 2002)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7321
Description:
Abstract: This data set portrays the distribution of 10 selected amphibians in New York State, based on historical literature and museum records from current and historical sources. The amphibians included are northern cricket frog, American toad, Cope's gray treefrog, gray treefrog, eastern newt, eastern red-backed salamander, northern two-lined salamander, mudpuppy, western lesser siren, and spring peeper.
Purpose: These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information: To create maps that are similar to the maps in the National Atlas <http://nationalatlas.gov/natlas/natlasstart.asp>, amphibt.dbf can be joined to the 2000 county boundaries available from the National Atlas download page, <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>. For more information please visit the following sites: U.S. Amphibians Distribution Maps: <http://nova.bsuvc.bsu.edu/~mlannoo/>; North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) web site: <http://www.mp1-pwrc.usgs.gov/amphibs.html>; North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations: <http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/narcam/>; and FrogWeb: Amphibian Declines & Deformities: <http://www.frogweb.gov/>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1941
Ending_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Theme_Keyword: Amphibians -- New York (State)
Theme_Keyword: Frogs -- New York (State)
Theme_Keyword: Toads -- New York (State)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Newts
Theme_Keyword: Treefrogs
Theme_Keyword: Mudpuppies
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000, 82 pp.
Theme_Keyword: Bufonidae
Theme_Keyword: Bufo americanus
Theme_Keyword: American toad
Theme_Keyword: Hylidae
Theme_Keyword: Acris crepitans
Theme_Keyword: northern cricket frog
Theme_Keyword: cricket frog
Theme_Keyword: Hyla versicolor
Theme_Keyword: gray treefrog
Theme_Keyword: Hyla chrysoscelis
Theme_Keyword: Copes gray treefrog
Theme_Keyword: Pseudacris crucifer
Theme_Keyword: spring peeper
Theme_Keyword: Plethodontidae
Theme_Keyword: Plethodon cinereus
Theme_Keyword: red-backed salamander
Theme_Keyword: eastern red-backed salamander
Theme_Keyword: redback salamander
Theme_Keyword: Eurycea bislineata
Theme_Keyword: northern two-lined salamander
Theme_Keyword: two-lined salamander
Theme_Keyword: Proteidae
Theme_Keyword: Necturus maculosus
Theme_Keyword: mudpuppy
Theme_Keyword: Salamandridae
Theme_Keyword: Notophthalmus viridescens
Theme_Keyword: eastern newt
Theme_Keyword: red-spotted newt
Theme_Keyword: Sirenidae
Theme_Keyword: Siren intermedia
Theme_Keyword: western lesser siren
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the primary sources used to acquire these data and (or) the National Atlas of the United States of America is appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Priya Nanjappa
Contact_Organization: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 12100 Beech Forest Road
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20708
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-497-5811
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: priya_nanjappa@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Excel97 converted to dBASE IV for the National Atlas of the United States of America.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: No checks for topological consistency were performed on this data set.
Completeness_Report: This data set includes distribution data for 10 species of amphibians in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Distributional History of Selected U.S. Amphibians
Other_Citation_Details: A complete source bibliography is included as a text file bundled with the downloadable data. The file is called atlas_amphib_sources.txt.
Type_of_Source_Media: Electronic mail system
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1941
Ending_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: amphibian_data
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The Microsoft Excel97 file, amphibian_data, containing fields for State, county, FIPS code, species status and data source information was received from Ball State University and modified by USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The file contained information about the distribution of 10 species of amphibians. Amphibian_data was converted to a text file and then into a dBASE IV database which is the format used by the National Atlas of the United States.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: amphibian_data
Process_Date: 2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description: In order to geoprocess spatial files for New York State from the National Atlas Data for distribution in CUGIR, the nationwide data files were added to a map document in ArcInfo 8.2. Using the geoprocessing wizard's clip function, the spatial files were clipped to the detailed New York polygon.
Process_Date: 200212

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (FIPS 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology. U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas (FIPS 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Amphibian distribution.
Entity_Type_Definition: Distribution of amphibians in the United States, by county.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition: The two-character abbreviation for the name of the State in which the county is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: The name of the county or county equivalent.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-4, 1990.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fips
Attribute_Definition: The State and county FIPS code for the county.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-4, 1990
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: XXXXXX
Attribute_Definition: Presence data for the amphibian species XXXXXX, where XXXXXX represents the species name: XXXXXX--Amphibian species Ac_cre--Acris crepitans (northern cricket frog) Bu_ame--Bufo americanus (American toad) Hy_chr--Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope?s gray treefrog) Hy_ver--Hyla vericolor (gray treefrog No_vir--Notophthalmus viridescens (eastern newt) Pl_cin--Plethodon cinereus (eastern red-backed salamander) Eu_bis--Eurycea bislineata (northern two-lined salamander) Ne_mac--Necturus maculosus (mudpuppy) Si_int--Siren intermedia (western lesser siren) Ps_cru--Pseudacris crucifer (spring peeper)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The amphibian species may be absent from the county; no survey data are available for the county and no voucher (museum specimen, collection, or confirmed sighting) data is known to exist for the county.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The amphibian species is believed present in the county and (or) is assumed present in the county but no current publication information or recent confirmed sightings, photographs, or collections of live animals are known to exist for the county.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The amphibian species is believed present in the county and has been documented by the existence of museum voucher specimens, the collection of live animals or animal tissue from live animals, or the existence of photographs or photographic vouchers of live animals from the county.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell Unversity provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a U.S. Geological Survey server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020329
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Gita Urban-Mathieux
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 521 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-5175
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: atlasmail@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None