The echinoderm collection (IE) 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 echinoderm 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 aim of the full dataset is to provide a general view of the echinoderm collection of the Paris Museum, which is primarily a scientific collection. The naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, one of the founders of the Theory of Evolution, was the first to really establish the collection of echinoderms at the Paris Museum. There are both dry and alcohol-preserved lots. Some sea cucumber specimens are preserved as microscopic preparations on slides. The number of lots is estimated at 500,000, of which 0.4% are types. Echinoderms have been collected in all oceans, at all latitudes. The largest numbers of specimens were collected relatively recently in the Indo-West Pacific. Echinoderms live exclusively in marine waters and at all depths. For 25 years intensive research programs have permitted huge collections to be obtained, especially from the Indo-Pacific and Antarctic regions. Most of the data entered so far are from these regions.

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 14,666 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 14,666 records in English (612 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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:

MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle: The echinoderm collection (IE) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) doi:10.15468/tp2nxo

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:

Nadia Ameziane
Correspondant
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) 57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris FR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

MNHN
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, -130], North East [0, 140]

Taxonomic Coverage

Echinoderms

Phylum  Echinodermata

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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