Brian A. Curador

Unido: 08.nov.2018 Última actividad: 28.feb.2024 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde diciembre 2022

It’s great to be a part of a community that is excited about the natural world around us; exploring, sharing, & learning about our diverse natural surroundings.

For me iNaturalist blends my passions for wildlife biology and outdoor recreation with my work in the zoology program of the California Natural Diversity Database, California’s natural heritage program within the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The CNDDB tracks special status species throughout the golden state to help inform conservation and land use planning. So, don’t be surprised if I associate one of your observations with the CNDDB iNaturalist project, leveraging citizen science to inform conservation and land use planning.

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This is the type specimen for California tiger salamander. Here's the crazy part: this was drawn from "life" of an individual captured in Monterey County and shipped alive to London, and then displayed for awhile, way back in 1853, over 170 years ago. Gray, J. E. 1853. On a new species of salamander from California. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.

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I thought this was pretty cool, a Western Pond Turtle plate from ~160 years ago. This turtle was collected from Poso Creek, Kern County during the Pacific Railroad Expeditions between 1853-1856; see for yourself on Biodiversity Heritage Library (Plate I).

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