The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science located in the Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai’i and is home to one of the world’s largest collections of natural history material from the Pacific region, with approximately 21 million specimens. The main collections include Entomology, Malacology, Botany, Ichthyology, Vertebrate Zoology (Birds, Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles) and Marine Invertebrates.
The filter criteria for this dataset restricts the complete dataset to only organisms taken from marine environments, and only records that have geo-reference coordinates assigned to them. The data consist primarily of vouchered specimens in the Ichthyology, Marine Invertebrate, and Algae collections of BPBM.
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 40,579 records.
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.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Pyle R (2016). Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Version 8.1. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/s6ctus accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-11-16.
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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence
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Primarily focused on the tropical Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on Oceania.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Recent and fossil plants, algae, fungi and animals.
|Kingdom||Animalia (Animals), Fungi (Fungi), Plantae (Plants, Algae)|
marine, harvested by iOBIS