Natural History Museum Rotterdam - Observations

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A set of 886,902 observations of Lepidoptera made between 1947 and 2020 in the Netherlands, partially including phenological data, 53,463 observations of Lepidoptera made between 1965 and 2015 on Goeree (the Netherlands), and 17,067 observations of Amphibia made between 1982 and 2015 on Goeree (the Netherlands).

Data Records

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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)

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Slieker F (2021). Natural History Museum Rotterdam - Observations. Version 4.6. Natural History Museum Rotterdam. Occurrence dataset accessed via on [insert date here]


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6db2a74e-98c5-4be3-ae30-3ec8dc68b0f4.  Natural History Museum Rotterdam publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.


Lepidoptera; Amphibia; Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence


Frans Slieker
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Bram Langeveld
  • Point Of Contact
Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark)
NL-3015 AA Rotterdam
Niels Raes
  • Processor
Node Manager
PO Box 9517
NL-2300 RA Leiden
Jeroen Creuwels
  • Programmer
Data manager
PO Box 9517
NL-2300 RA Leiden

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands, provinces of Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Noord-Brabant, Utrecht and Gelderland

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.207, 3.45], North East [52.935, 7.119]

Taxonomic Coverage

Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths Amphibia, amphibians

Class Amphibia (amphibians)
Order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1947-01-01 / 2020-12-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 6db2a74e-98c5-4be3-ae30-3ec8dc68b0f4