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Summary

Full Title

Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) - Coleoptera

Description

Database contains specimen records from the Coleoptera collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands). The specimens come from the National Museum of Natural History (RMNH; Rijksmuseum voor Natuurlijke Historie), later National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis in Leiden, Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMA) (mostly not digitised) and Wageningen University. This dataset is an abstract of the Naturalis production database (BRD) of 12-Dec-2012. The dataset "Zoological Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (NL) - Coleoptera_Types_Orient" is still separately hosted at GBIF, and not included in this dataset. The collection is largely arranged according to the Coleopterorum Catalogus but the family classification is currently updated to Bouchard e.a. 2011. Therefore classification can be inconsistent at the moment. The bulk of the data originate from a digitization project and need further clean up. Many taxa are not digitised below generic level. Important collections come from the Netherlands, the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and Surinam (formerly Dutch Guyana).

Administrative contact
Luc Willemse
Head Entomological collections
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.5687600
Metadata author
Jeroen Creuwels
IPT Administrator
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.5687600
Originator
Jeroen Creuwels
IPT Administrator
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.5687600

Published by

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Publication Date

Feb 19, 2014

Registration Date

Jan 9, 2013

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Naturalis Biodiversity Center IPT

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Taxonomic Coverage

The collection is largely arranged according to the Coleopterorum Catalogus but the family classification is currently updated to Bouchard e.a. 2011. Therefore classification can be inconsistent at the moment. The bulk of the data originate from a digitization project and need further clean up.

ORDER
Coleoptera (Beetles)

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Methodology

Study extent

n/a

Sampling description

n/a

Method Steps

  1. The original temporal information of the records includes both single dates and time intervals (e.g. 17 June 1980 or June 1980, which could be any date between 1980-06-01 and 1980-06-30). Since GBIF cannot handle time intervals, only the first day of a period is recorded in the eventDate term. The original date is stored in the verbatimEventDate term.