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Canadian Museum of Nature General Invertebrate Collection

Latest version published by Canadian Museum of Nature on Feb 11, 2019 Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature's General Invertebrate collection contains groups such as the cnidarians, various free-living helminths and non-segmented worms, and the echinoderms. Most of the museum's 47,000 lots of general invertebrates are from Canadian aquatic and terrestrial habitats, including the Canadian Arctic.

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 14,101 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)
    14101
  • Multimedia 
    94

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 14,101 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 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:

Gagnon J (2018): Canadian Museum of Nature General Invertebrate Collection. v1.15. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_general_invertebrate&v=1.15

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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: b50dfef4-3f34-4829-9d6e-edd5fcdb2b29.  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:

Jean-Marc Gagnon
Curator, Invertebrate Zoology Collections
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4066
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/jean-marc-gagnon

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jean-Marc Gagnon
Curator, Invertebrate Zoology Collections
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4066
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/jean-marc-gagnon

Who filled in the metadata:

David Shorthouse
Assistant Collections Information Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Jean-Marc Gagnon
Curator, Invertebrate Zoology Collections
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4066
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/jean-marc-gagnon

Geographic Coverage

Mostly but not exclusively Canadian coverage, with surrounding waters.

Bounding Coordinates South West [2.811, -180], North East [90, -22.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

Protista, Porifera, Cnidaria, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, and other small taxonomic groups.

Domain  Protista
Phylum  Porifera (Sponges),  Cnidaria,  Brachiopoda (Lampshells),  Bryozoa,  Echinodermata

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period late 1800's to present

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b50dfef4-3f34-4829-9d6e-edd5fcdb2b29
http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_general_invertebrate