Specimen database of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. The total collection is estimated to hold 420.000 specimens, of which over 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. The dataset can also be accessed through the GBIF hosted portal at https://specimens.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl/.
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 378,996 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.
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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
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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.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
All life, both fossil and recent, with emphasis on Arthropoda, Mollusca, Chordata and Plantae.
|Phylum||Arthropoda (arthropods), Mollusca (molluscs), Chordata (vertebrates)|