Irish National Frog Database

Occurrence dataset published by National Biodiversity Data Centre

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Summary

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Irish National Frog Database

Description

A database of frog and frog spawn sightings from the Frogwatch and 'Hop to it' - Irish Frog Survey surveys.

Additional Information

Further information can be obtained from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council's website at http://www.ipcc.ie

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1979 - Jan 1, 2007

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Dr Catherine O'Connell
Irish Peatland Conservation Council Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Comhairle Chaomhnaithe Phortaigh na hÉireann, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare +353 45 860133
Metadata author
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland Beechfield house, Carriganore WIT West Campus County Waterford Ireland +353 (0)51 306 240
Administrative contact
National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland Beechfield house, Carriganore WIT West Campus Waterford County Waterford Ireland +353 (0)51 306 240

doi:10.15468/74njhj

Published by

National Biodiversity Data Centre

Publication Date

Nov 26, 2012

Registration Date

May 4, 2010

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Description

The island of Ireland

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Taxonomic Coverage

Species Groups recorded: amphibian.

Methodology

Quality control

The data was received by record cards submitted by the general public. The data was digitised from the record cards and some checking of locations and grid reference was done. As frogs and frog spawn are unlikely to be confused with any other species in Ireland, the assumption made is that mis-identification is not a significatn issue.

Method Steps

  1. The majority of records are of casual observations submitted from the general public on recording cards, originally to An Foras Forbartha (until 1984) and from 1997 to the present to the Irish Peatland Conservation Council.