HBRG Vertebrates (not Badger) Dataset

Occurrence dataset published by Highland Biological Recording Group

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HBRG Vertebrates (not Badger) Dataset


All records of vertebrates (apart from birds, which we do not store routinely, and Badger) available to HBRG including all those previously held on the database at IMAG. Assembly and mobilisation of this dataset has been funded by grants from Scottish Natural Heritage since 2004, and by members of the Highland Biodiversity Partnership from 2011. For bird records, consult RSPB/BTO/SOC.


Casual recording, but HBRG interests have included targeted recording of some species.

Additional Information

All records included in the HBRG mammal atlas are included. Details are on the website www.hbrg.org.uk. HBRG can provide limited interpretation and analysis of data, for which a fee may be charged..

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1850 - Aug 1, 2016

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Highland Biological Recording Group
Metadata author
Highland Biological Recording Group
Administrative contact
Highland Biological Recording Group Admininistrator


Published by

Highland Biological Recording Group

Publication Date

Aug 11, 2016

Registration Date

Sep 15, 2010

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

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NBN Atlas

External Data

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32,845 Georeferenced data

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Concentrated in Highland, but any records submitted from within UK are included. Coverage will reflect observer location and activity. The majority of reco… more


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Taxonomic Coverage

Anguilla anguilla, Anguis fragilis, Apodemus sylvaticus, Arvicola amphibius, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera physalus, Balistes capriscus, Brama brama, Bufo bufo, Capra hircus, Capreolus capreolus, Caretta caretta, Cervus elaphus, Cervus nippon, Cetorhinus maximus, Chirolophis ascanii, Chiroptera, Conger conger, Cyclopterus lumpus, Dama dama, Delphinus delphis, Dermochelys coriacea, Dicentrarchus labrax, Dipturus batis, Enchelyopus cimbrius, Entelurus aequoreus, Erignathus barbatus, Erinaceus europaeus, Esox lucius, Felis, Felis catus, Felis silvestris, Gasterosteus aculeatus, Globicephala melas, Grampus griseus, Halichoerus grypus, Hyperoodon ampullatus, Lagenorhynchus acutus, Lagenorhynchus albirostris, Lampetra planeri, Lepidochelys kempii, Lepus, Lepus europaeus, Lepus timidus, Lissotriton, Lissotriton helveticus, Lissotriton vulgaris, Lutra lutra, Martes martes, Megaptera novaeangliae, Merlangius merlangus, Mesoplodon bidens, Microtus agrestis, Mola mola, Muridae, Mus musculus, Mustela, Mustela erminea, Mustela nivalis, Mustela putorius, Mustela putorius subsp. furo, Myodes glareolus, Myotis, Myotis daubentonii, Myotis nattereri, Neomys fodiens, Neovison vison, Nyctalus, Nyctalus noctula, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Orcinus orca, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Ovis aries, Petromyzon marinus, Phoca vitulina, Phocoena phocoena, Pholis gunnellus, Phoxinus phoxinus, Physeter macrocephalus, Pipistrellus, Pipistrellus nathusii, Pipistrellus pipistrellus sensu stricto, Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Platichthys flesus, Plecotus auritus, Pomatoschistus minutus, Procyon lotor, Rana temporaria, Rangifer tarandus, Rattus norvegicus, Salmo salar, Salmo trutta, Salmo trutta subsp. fario, Salvelinus alpinus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus vulgaris, Scyliorhinus canicula, Sorex, Sorex araneus, Sorex minutus, Stenella coeruleoalba, Sus scrofa, Talpa europaea, Taurulus bubalis, Thunnus thynnus, Trachipterus arcticus, Triturus cristatus, Tursiops truncatus, Vespertilionidae, Vipera berus, Vulpes vulpes, Ziphius cavirostris, Zootoca vivipara


Quality control

Records are only included if considered accurate. Errors that come to light are dealt with immediately in the local database and on the Gateway at the first opportunity. Data do not have comprehensive geographic or taxonomic coverage. They have not been reassessed in light of recent taxonomic splits or aggregations, and should be checked against original sources if there is doubt. The Record cleaner was not used. Records of Triturus helveticus and T. vulgaris are currently being reassessed in the light of recent finds. Records of these which cannot be confidently assigned to species are listed under the genus, and a note made in the Comment of the original reported determination. Records of Pipistrellus pipistrellus from before the split are listed under the genus only, and subsequent records are only assigned to species if confirmed by a specimen or bat detector. ERROR - The record of Lissotriton helveticus from NG3596 should from NM3596.

Method Steps

  1. Field observation.