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Canadian Museum of Nature Fossil Vertebrate Collection

Latest version published by Canadian Museum of Nature on Jan 3, 2019 Canadian Museum of Nature

Our Vertebrate Fossil Collection contains more than 61 620 specimens, and includes a broad range of fauna from the Devonian to the Pleistocene. The following are well represented in the collection: Cretaceous dinosaurs; Palaeogene mammals; Cretaceous and Devonian fishes. Of particular note are our dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous from western Canada, especially hadrosaurs and ceratopsians. The museum's Quaternary mammals, collected in northern Canada, constitute the finest and most comprehensive collection of its type.

Our collections have good representation from localities from across Canada especially the north and west. Pleistocene mammals, Devonian fish, and Cretaceous dinosaurs are both research and exhibit highlights. This is in line with our traditional research activities and historically the manner in which the collection developed.

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 50,125 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)
    50125
  • Multimedia 
    85

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Shepherd K (2018): Canadian Museum of Nature Fossil Vertebrate Collection. v1.4. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_fossil_vertebrate&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Canadian Museum of Nature. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e9c27954-85d1-4a87-bce4-1715bd606268.  Canadian Museum of Nature publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kieran Shepherd
Curator, Palaeobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4054
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kieran-shepherd

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kieran Shepherd
Curator, Palaeobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4054
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kieran-shepherd
Margaret Currie
Collection Technician
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-566-4251

Who filled in the metadata:

Kieran Shepherd
Curator, Palaeobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4054
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kieran-shepherd
David Shorthouse
Assistant Collections Information Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Kieran Shepherd
Curator, Palaeobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4054
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kieran-shepherd
Point Of Contact
Kieran Shepherd
Curator, Palaeobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4054
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kieran-shepherd

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e9c27954-85d1-4a87-bce4-1715bd606268
http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_fossil_vertebrate