Ouellet-Robert entomological collect…

Occurrence dataset published by Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

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Summary

Full Title

Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR)

Description

The Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR) is one of the larger Canadian university entomological collections and the second largest in Quebec. It comprises 1.5 million specimens, covering more than 20,000 species. Aquatic insects from many regions of the world are particularly well-represented. This dataset includes 38,295 digitized lots from the collection (192,000+ individuals), representing the orders Odonata, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: 1930-present

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Administrative contact
Colin Favret
Curator
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec Canada 514-343-2158
Metadata author
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec Canada
Originator
Peter Desmet
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec Canada

Published by

Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

Publication Date

Jul 11, 2014

Registration Date

Oct 14, 2011

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Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset includes all Odonata (25,500+) and Trichoptera (7,100+) specimens in the collection. Digitization has started for Ephemeroptera (5,500+ specimens so far), but most orders in the collection have not yet been digitized.

KINGDOM
Animalia (Animals)
ORDER
Odonata (Dragonflies), Trichoptera (Caddisflies), Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)

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Description

Global terrestrial coverage (except Antartica). Over 90% of the specimens in this dataset are collected in Canada, of which 95% in the province Quebec.

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Geographic Coverage

Global terrestrial coverage (except Antartica). Over 90% of the specimens in this dataset are collected in Canada, of which 95% in the province Quebec.

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Associated parties

Publisher
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec Canada
Programmer
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec Canada
Content provider
Annie Webb

Methodology

Study extent

Digitization of the Odonata, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera from the Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR).

Sampling description

All data are manually digitized as text from specimen labels. No images were taken.

Quality control

No legacy data were present, so all data were entered using controlled vocabularies where relevant. All fields have been checked for inconsistencies.

Method Steps

  1. Examine specimen and any attached/included labels.
  2. Create new record in collection database and populate fields with the information on the specimen label. Use controlled vocabularies where relevant. Determinations are recorded in a related table (included in this dataset as http://rs.gbif.org/extension/dwc/identification.xml), as are groups of individuals (e.g. 2 males, 1 female).
  3. Attach the newly generated specimen number to the physical specimen.

Specimen Preservation method

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