Natural History Museum Rotterdam - Specimens

Latest version published by Natural History Museum Rotterdam on May 29, 2020 Natural History Museum Rotterdam

Specimen database of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. The total collection is estimated to hold 373.200 specimens, of which around 85% are digitized at the specimen level and contained in this dataset. Arthropods (56%; mostly European) and molluscs (30%; worldwide recent specimens, fossil specimens from North-West Europe) make up the bulk of the collection. Chordates make up 9% of the collection and include a significant amount of fossil terrestrial and marine vertebrates from the Netherlands and the southern North Sea, while recent specimens predominantly originate from the Netherlands. Plants make up 5% of the collection and originate almost exclusively from the Netherlands. The collections of other taxonomic groups, e.g. Fungi and various marine invertebrates, are small, but do contain well documented interesting 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 324,274 records. 2 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)
    324274
  • Multimedia 
    18688
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    5738

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 324,274 records in Multiple languages (15 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 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.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum Rotterdam. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a307e4d7-1de2-4adc-95d5-a0a8d5f57236.  Natural History Museum Rotterdam publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bram Langeveld
Conservator
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31.10.2660463
https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl
Jeroen Creuwels
Data manager
NLBIF PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden NL +31.71.7519362
http://www.nlbif.nl
Frans Slieker
Honorary curator
Natural History Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL
https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl
Henry van der Es
Collection manager
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL
https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bram Langeveld
Conservator
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31.10.2660463
https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl

Who filled in the metadata:

Bram Langeveld
Conservator
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark) NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31.10.2660463
https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl

Who else was associated with the resource:

Processor
Niels Raes

Geographic Coverage

Global distribution

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

Taxonomic Coverage

All life, both fossil and recent, with emphasis on Arthropoda, Mollusca, Chordata and Plantae.

Kingdom  Plantae (plants)
Phylum  Arthropoda (arthropods),  Mollusca (molluscs),  Chordata (vertebrates)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1750-current

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a307e4d7-1de2-4adc-95d5-a0a8d5f57236
http://ipt.nlbif.nl/resource?r=nmr_specimens