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

Latest version published on Aug 8, 2018
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

This dataset is a subset of the crustaceans 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 covers all groups of crustaceans (except the very rare Remipedia and Tantulocarida). Consisting of some 100 000 inventoried lots arranged in systematic order, and with about 6000 type specimens, this collection is one of the richest in the world for its diversity. The collection was established before 1800 with the collections of the explorer naturalists (voyages of Bougainville, Savigny, Dumont D'Urville ...) and then continued, notably with those of the Travailleur and the Talisman. The collection has benefited from the work of prestigious scientists like Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Latreille, H. and A. Milne-Edwards, and Chevreux. The specimens, measuring 1 mm to over 2 m in size, are mainly preserved in alcohol. Some are kept dry (old collections such as the historical collection of crabs), others as slide preparations. The collection includes worldwide material of marine, freshwater and terrestrial crustaceans (including pest species). The collection grows 1 to 1.5% per year on average, varying according to the group, thanks to numerous donations and deposits. For 25 years the "Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos" (formely MUSORSTOM) expeditions have resulted in the largest collection in the world from the deep-water (bathyal) environment.

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 31,562 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 31,562 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
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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:

MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle: The crustaceans collection (IU) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) doi:10.15468/qgvvhd

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paula Martin-Lefèvre
Correspondant
MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

MNHM
Originator
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR

Who filled in the metadata:

Simon Chagnoux
Metadata author
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR

Geographic Coverage

Southwest Pacific Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-60, -150], North East [0, 140]

Taxonomic Coverage

Crustaceans

Subphylum  Crustacea

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mnhn_crustaceans