nmnh_occurrence_archive

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution on Jul 2, 2018 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

This unregistered data source includes catalog numbers that have been appended with additional identifiers for uniqueness, for users who rely on institutionCode, collectionCode, and catalogNumber triplets. These catalogNumber values should not be cited in publications etc. It also does not include the Audubon Media extension. We recommend use of "NMNH Extant Specimen Records" and "NMNH Paleobiology Specimen Records" if at all possible. More than 6 Million public records of specimens accessioned at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Departments of Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology (Amphibians & Reptiles, Birds, Fishes, Mammals), Paleobiology, Mineral Sciences, and Anthropology. These include more than 290,000 Primary Type specimen records.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 7,112,112 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 7,112,112 records in English (1,143 MB) - Update frequency: as needed
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Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Thomas Orrell
Branch Chief, NMNH Informatics
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136 20013-7012 Washington DC US 202-633-2151
http://collections.mnh.si.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thomas Orrell
Branch Chief, NMNH Informatics
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136 20013-7012 Washington DC US 202-633-2151
http://collections.mnh.si.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Tom Hollowell
Information Technology Specialist
Informatics Branch, National Museum of Natural History P.O. Box 37012, MRC 136 20013-7012 Washington DC US 202-633-0849
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Tom Hollowell

Geographic Coverage

Global collections, National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals)

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae (Plants)

No Description available

Kingdom  Protista

No Description available

Kingdom  Fungi

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 19th Century to Present

Collection Data

Collection Name Botany
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/i75d-97nn
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Invertebrate Zoology
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/abck-1zsq
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Entomology
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/1wcv-afpg
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Amphibians and Reptiles
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/8vm7-e9x1
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Birds
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/e49n-75xd
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Fishes
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/22s5-q4hk
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94
Collection Name Mammals
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/cy7i-ptxq
Parent Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/142r-0w94

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/ipt/resource?r=nmnh_occurrence_archive