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Summary

Full Title

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona: MCNB-Art

Description

The Arthropods collection is the Museum’s largest and most diverse collection as it contains more than half the total number of specimens held in the Museum collections overall. It is difficult to estimate the exact number of specimens but it is somewhere between 1,750,000 and 1,900,000. The Artur Martorell and Daniel Müller collections were the first to be accessioned into the Martorell Museum in 1901 and 1903, respectively. Their historical and heritage value is therefore considerable, although they are of little scientific value because of the limited data available on their harvesting. The first scientifically rigorous collection was made over in 1916 by Ascensi Codina and is notable for its Coleoptera Cicindelinae (tiger beetles) from all over the world. Many other important collections followed such as R. Zariquiey, L. Navàs or I. de Sagarra, but the one created as the result of the harvesting and scientific work done by Dr. Francesc Español. Who was curator and Director of the Museum from the 1930s to the 1990s, is especially worth mentioning, as it was a legacy of great scientific interest, containing a large number of new taxa –nearly all of which are still valid today– and new geographical sites. His activity in teaching and training new entomologists was also highly productive as his pupils continued his entomological research. It has thus become a considerably dynamic collection, receiving numerous consultations year after year as well as large numbers of items from Museum collaborators, which further expand its resources

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1879 - Jan 1, 2017

Language of Metadata

SPANISH

Language of Data

SPANISH

Originator
Glòria Masó Ros
Curator
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya Spain +34 932562213
Metadata author
Jordi Agulló Villaronga
Collection manager
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya Spain +34 932562200
Administrative contact
Glòria Masó Ros
Curator
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya Spain +34 932562213

doi:10.15468/pewzzr

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Natural History Museum of Barcelona

Publication Date

Feb 10, 2017

Registration Date

May 8, 2010

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Description

Most of the arthropods collection is sourced from the Palaearctic region but, due to historical reasons, the collections of some groups of Coleoptera, such as Anobiidae, Cicindelidae, Tenebrionidae an… more

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Curator
Berta Caballero López
Curator
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n 08003 Barcelona Barcelona Spain +34 932562211

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes examples of most of the different subphylum orders (Chelicerata, Crustacea, Uniramia) that comprise the phylum Arthropoda, although the Hexapoda group is the most amply represented with a considerable number of insects.

PHYLUM
Arthropoda
SUBPHYLUM
Chelicerata, Crustacea, Unirramia

Methodology

Collections

Collection name

Colección de Artrópodos

Collection Identifier

7a498826-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a

Parent Collection Identifier

NA

Specimen Preservation method

Pinned

Curatorial Units

  • 1,750,000 - 1,900,000 ejemplares