The molluscs collection (IM) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) in the southwest Pacific region

Latest version published on Nov 15, 2018
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

This dataset is a subset of the mollusc collection of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) extracted from GBIF and filtered for the southwest Pacific region and for marine species only.

The full collection of marine, terrestrial and freshwater molluscs is primarily a scientific but also a historical and museological collection. It includes about 800 000 lots, totaling approximately 5 million specimens from around the world. These specimens are preserved as either dry collection (dried animals, shells) or in alcohol. The type collection contains 11 000 types of nominal species. The collection dates back to Michel Adanson (shells of Senegal, 1757) and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. It then increased through donations of amateur collectors, institutional legacies and purchases, and the activity of scientists from both the Museum and other institutions. This diversity of sources continues today, but large expeditions have been very important from the late eighteenth century through to the colonial era, a role they continue to play to this day. The "Tropical Deep-Sea benthos" oceanographic expeditions (formerly MUSORSTOM), launched in the early 1980s to sample the benthos of the tropical South and West-Pacific, have resulted in the collection becoming the best in the world for deep-sea faunas (100-1.500 m bathymetric zone). It is particularly rich in micromolluscs. Historical sections of the collection contain representatives of terrestrial and freshwater molluscs that are now extinct.

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 80,194 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.

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 80,194 records in English (3 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

GBIF.org (1st February 2017) GBIF Occurrence Download http://doi.org/10.15468/dl.nikkbj

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

MNHN Museum national d'Histoire naturelle
Host organisation
MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR
http://www.mnhn.fr

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Pierre Lozouet
Correspondant
MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR
http://www.mnhn.fr

Who filled in the metadata:

Simon Chagnoux
Metadata author
MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR
http://www.mnhn.fr

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Kevin Mackay
OBIS Node Manager
Southwest Pacific OBIS node Private Bag 14-901 6241 Wellington New Zealand NZ
http://nzobis.niwa.co.nz

Geographic Coverage

Southwest Pacific Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-60, -160], North East [0, 145]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Mollusca

Bibliographic Citations

  1. MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle: The molluscs collection (IM) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris): The molluscs collection (IM) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris). 81,992 records from this dataset included at time of download doi:10.15468/xgoxap

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mnhn-molluscs