Moluscos Marinhos de Augusto Nobre

Occurrence dataset published by Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto

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Summary

Full Title

Moluscos Marinhos de Augusto Nobre

Description

Marine mollusks collected along the continental Portuguese coast by Augusto Nobre (former director of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Porto) between 1884 and 1939. The collection consists of dry shells of specimens belonging to the Phylum Mollusca (classes Gastropoda, Polyplacophora, Bivalvia and Cephalopoda)

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1884 - Jan 1, 1939

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Administrative contact
António Santos
Curator
Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Portugal 351-220408000
Metadata author
António Santos
Curator
Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Portugal 351-220408000
Originator
António Santos
Curator
Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Portugal 351-220408000

Published by

Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto

Publication Date

Dec 17, 2013

Registration Date

Dec 17, 2013

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Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

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GBIF Portugal

External Data

Metadata Documents

Taxonomic Coverage

Phylum Mollusca

KINGDOM
Animalia
PHYLUM
Mollusca
CLASS
Polyplacophora, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda

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Description

Portuguese continental coast

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Geographic Coverage

Portuguese continental coast

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Principal investigator
António Santos
Curator
Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Portugal 351-220408000

Methodology

Study extent

The collection includes mostly coastal species (from intertidal to to 10-20m depth) collected by hand or by local fishermen, from the Portuguese coast, including some estuarine species.

Sampling description

Sampling extends from 1884 to 1939 and was done by Augusto Nobre on an occasional basis. The collection also includes a few specimens sampled by his contemporary fellows (namely the botanist G. Sampaio) or borrowed from other collections (e.g., G. Batalha).

Quality control

The collection is part of a larger set of specimens whichserved as the basis for Augusto Nobre's work "Moluscos Marinhos de Portugal" published between 1939-1940. It was recently revised bu Rolanda Matos in the late 1990s (work published in 2007) who records 885 boxes, each containing from one to several specimens. As of today, four boxes are missing, the remaining 881 being stored at the Museum of Natural History of the University of Porto and listed in the present data set. For most specimens there is a precise location and sampling date. According to Rolanda Matos (2007) sampling dates range from 1884 to 1939, with most being done during the 1930s. Some labels do not include a date, for which a range between 1884-1939 was attributed.

Method Steps

  1. The dataset was retrieved from the current database (indexrerum) and exported to specify. Latitude and longitude were estimated using GeoLocate (http://www.museum.tulane.edu/geolocate/). Determinations were done by Rolanda Matos (2007) and names were converted, when necessary, to fit the classification of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) used in WoRMS and COL.

Specimen Preservation method

Dried

Curational Units

  • 881 ± 4 boxes