NMNH Paleobiology Specimen Records

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution on Nov 15, 2019 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Public records from the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. These data cover accessioned specimens representing fossil invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants from all over the world and include more than 139,000 paleobiological 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 668,643 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    668643
  • Multimedia 
    12237

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 668,643 records in English (68 MB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Orrell T (2019): NMNH Paleobiology Specimen Records. v1.22. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dataset/Occurrence. https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/ipt/resource?r=nmnh_paleo_dwc-a&v=1.22

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 been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c8681cc2-9d0a-4c5f-b620-5c753abfe2bc.  National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Thomas Orrell
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.nmnh.si.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thomas Orrell
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.nmnh.si.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Thomas Orrell
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.nmnh.si.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Holly Little
Collections Management
Department of Paleobiology, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012, MRC 121 20013-7012 Washington DC US 202-633-5340
http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/paleo/

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),  Plantae (Plants),  Protoctista (Protists)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 19th Century - current

Additional Metadata

While every effort is made to provide accurate information, use of these databases is entirely at your own risk. The National Museum of Natural History makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of the information in the databases or its suitability for any particular purpose. Where the use of this data is critical to scientific investigation, scholarly publication, or policy decisions, the user is responsible for verifying identities and provenance against specimens and other primary data sources.

Alternative Identifiers c8681cc2-9d0a-4c5f-b620-5c753abfe2bc
https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/ipt/resource?r=nmnh_paleo_dwc-a