Compiled 'Presence Only' data for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis) in Nepal, Himalaya

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ganga Ram Regmi, Kamal Kandel, Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya, Sonam Tashi Lama, Yadav Prasad Ghimire
Publication_Date: 20121231
Title:
Compiled 'Presence Only' data for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis) in Nepal, Himalaya
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 1
Issue_Identification: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Global Primate Network-Nepal
Online_Linkage: NA
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consist of 154 compiled geo-referenced 'presence only' locations for Assam Macaque (also called Assamese Macaque; Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018) in Nepal. The data cover the time period 2005 til 2012 and are collected by 5 observers throughout most months of the mentioned years. Sightings are derived from transect surveys as well as from opportunistic surveys. Most sightings are based on fecal group recordings; direct sightings are also recorded. The geo-referencing is done with a eTREX 12 channel GPS and recorded decimal degrees, the WGS84 geographic datum is used. The bounding coordinates are latitude North 28.56708 to 26.93603, and longitude East 88.07867 to 83.597019. Some sightings include elevation ranging from c. +300 to +3176 meters above sea level. The surveyed regions include a variety of land types, including regions of Panchthar, Ilam, Sankhuwasabha, Makawanpur, Kathmandu, Rasuwa, Dhading, Palpa, Bhojpur, Myagdi and Dhankuta. The actual locations sampled consist of Lungrupa, Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamua, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Jamuna, Makalu Barun National Park, Hariharpur, Phulchowki Mountain Forest, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Langtang National Park, Mowa Khola, Mityal, Bhumlingtar, Dungma, Beg Khola, Kopche Pani and Mulghat.
Purpose:
To provide a solid data source for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis;TSN 573018) in Nepal and for distribution, mapping and predictions for a sustainable conservation management.
Supplemental_Information:
NA There are similar data and for Red Panda; please contact authors for details.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200507
Ending_Date: 201104
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Nepal; The bounding coordinates are latitude North 28.56708 to 26.93603, and longitude East 88.07867 to 83.597019. Some sightings include elevation ranging from c. +300 to +3176 meters above sea level. The surveyed regions include a variety of land types, including regions of Panchthar, Ilam, Sankhuwasabha, Makawanpur, Kathmandu, Rasuwa, Dhading, Palpa, Bhojpur, Myagdi and Dhankuta. The actual locations sampled consist of Lungrupa, Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamua, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Jamuna, Makalu Barun National Park, Hariharpur, Phulchowki Mountain Forest, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Langtang National Park, Mowa Khola, Mityal, Bhumlingtar, Dungma, Beg Khola, Kopche Pani and Mulghat.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 88.078670
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.597019
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.567078
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.936028
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 300.00
Altitude_Maximum: 3176.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
Assam Macaque (Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018
Theme_Keyword: Assamese Macaque
Theme_Keyword: Monkey
Theme_Keyword: Nepal
Theme_Keyword: Himalaya
Theme_Keyword: Hindu Kush Himalayas
Theme_Keyword: Asia
Theme_Keyword: Presence Only Data
Theme_Keyword: Opportunistic Surveys
Theme_Keyword: Transects
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Nepal
Place_Keyword: Himalaya
Place_Keyword: Hindu-Kush Himalayas
Place_Keyword: HKH
Place_Keyword: Lungrupa
Place_Keyword: Maimajhuwa
Place_Keyword: Mabu
Place_Keyword: Jamua
Place_Keyword: Puwamajhuwa
Place_Keyword: Prangbung
Place_Keyword: Jogmai
Place_Keyword: Sidin
Place_Keyword: Maipokhari
Place_Keyword: Jamuna
Place_Keyword: Makalu Barun National Park
Place_Keyword: Hariharpur
Place_Keyword: Phulchowki Mountain Forest
Place_Keyword: Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park
Place_Keyword: Langtang National Park
Place_Keyword: Mowa Khola
Place_Keyword: Mityal
Place_Keyword: Bhumlingtar
Place_Keyword: Dungma
Place_Keyword: Beg Khola
Place_Keyword: Kopche Pani
Place_Keyword: Mulghat
Place_Keyword: Panchthar
Place_Keyword: Ilam
Place_Keyword: Sankhuwasabha
Place_Keyword: Makawanpur
Place_Keyword: Kathmandu
Place_Keyword: Rasuwa
Place_Keyword: Dhading
Place_Keyword: Palpa
Place_Keyword: Bhojpur
Place_Keyword: Myagdi
Place_Keyword: Dhankuta
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Assam Macaque
Taxonomic_Keywords: Assamese Macaque
Taxonomic_Keywords: (Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018)
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: mammals
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Classification_System_Modifications: ITIS
Taxonomic_Procedures: Species and presence records were identified by the 5 observers
Taxonomic_Completeness: Data are complete
General_Taxonomic_Coverage: Only deals with Assam macaque monkeys
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mammalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Theria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eutheria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Primates
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Cercopithecidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Cercopithecinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Macaca
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Macaca assamensis
Applicable_Common_Name: Assam macaque
Access_Constraints: None, suggested to contact authors
Use_Constraints:
None, please use as 'presence only'. Suggested to contact authors for details.
Data_Set_Credit:
Global Primate Network-Nepal GPO Box 26288, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel +977 1 4334784 info@primatelife.org www.primatelife.org

Friends of Nature, GPO Box 23491, Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal, info@fonnepal.org www.fonnepal.org

Supported by:

Primate Society of Great Britain, UK (www.psgb.org) The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, UK (www.ruffordsmallgrants.org) American Society of Primatologists, USA (www.asp.org) Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (www.opcf.org.hk) IdeaWild,USA (www.ideawild.org) Primate Conservation Inc, USA (www.primate.org) Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (www.brookes.ac.uk)

Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: NA
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: NA
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel IBM PC
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: Excel data sheet; data can be mapped with ArcGIS
Tool_Access_Information:
Online_Linkage: NA
Tool_Access_Instructions: NA
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: Excle MSDOC PC IBM

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: NA; data should be good quality and checked for errors.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data are consistent.
Completeness_Report: Dataset is complete as delivered and described.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data are obtained with a GPS and accuracies reflect GPS technology, e.g. +- 15meters for location.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
The following 5 observers collected the data: Ganga Ram Regmi Kamal Kandel Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya Sonam Tashi Lama Yadav Prasad Ghimire
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070101
Ending_Date: 20111231
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Source_Contribution:
For information, similar data and methods were applied in: Kandel K. (2009) DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT USE OF RED PANDA (Ailurus fulgens CUVIER 1825) IN EASTERN NEPAL. A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ZOOLOGY CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY ECOLOGY PROGRAM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY KATHMANDU NEPAL DECEMBER 2009.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected in the field, written down into a notebook; some photos were taken, and information were written into an MS Excedl sheet. A field protocol was followed (for details contact authors, and/or see citations provided). Data were cleaned and prepared according to the basic Darwin Core format.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: contact authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Nepal, Himalaya: The survey locations include variety of land types, including the regions of Panchthar, Ilam, Sankhuwasabha, Makawanpur, Kathmandu, Rasuwa, Dhading, Palpa, Bhojpur, Myagdi and Dhankuta. The sampling locations include: Lungrupa Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamua, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Jamuna, Makalu Barun National Park, Hariharpur, Phulchowki Mountain Forest, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Langtang National Park, Mowa Khola, Mityal, Bhumlingtar, Dungma, Beg Khola, Kopche Pani, Mulghat.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722210088
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Presence only data Assamese Macaque
Entity_Type_Definition: Excel sheet MS office
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi, Nepal
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition: Year of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Month
Attribute_Definition: Month of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Day
Attribute_Definition: Day of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition: Region
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location
Attribute_Definition: Location
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Observer
Attribute_Definition: Observer
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey Type
Attribute_Definition: Survey type (Transect or Opportunistic)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sign type
Attribute_Definition: Sign type (fecal or visual)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Long
Attribute_Definition: Decimal Longitude (East; WGS84)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geographic Datum
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Datum WGS84 (taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elevation
Attribute_Definition: Elevation (in meters; taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Remarks
Attribute_Definition: Remarks
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kamal Kandel, Ganga Ram Regmi
Contact_Organization: Global Primate Network-Nepal
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: GPO Box 26288
City: Kathmandu
State_or_Province: Nepal
Postal_Code:
Country: Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +977 14334784
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: www.primatelife.org
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@primatelife.org
Resource_Description: Excel sheet with presence Only data
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XML
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification: Excel file that follows Darwin Core
ASCII_File_Structure:
Record_Delimiter: comma
Number_Header_Lines: 1
Description_of_Header_Content: see MS Excel sheet
Orientation: columnmajor
Case_Sensitive: N
Authentication: see files and ask authors
Quote_Character: "
Data_Field:
Data_Field_Name: Darwin Core (basic format)
Data_Field_Width: 1
Format_Information_Content: Regular basic Darwin Core, in MS Excel
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: Latest Standard
Compatibility_Information: latest formats and standards
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: Phone, email and regular mailing, office visit
Turnaround: office days
Technical_Prerequisites: IBM PC compatible, Excel or Open office

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120129
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann, Ganga Ram Regmi
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab; Ganga Ram Regmi
Contact_Position: Uni of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving 1; GPO Box 26288
City: Fairbanks-Alaska, Kathmandu-Nepal
State_or_Province: Alaska, Nepal
Postal_Code: 99775,
Country: USA, Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882;+97714334784
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu; ganga@primatelife.org
Hours_of_Service: Business hours
Contact_Instructions:
Contact via phone, email or regular mail and visit during business hours.
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: NA
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Na

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