NIWA Invertebrate Type Collection

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Aug 8, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla. This is a result of about half a century of marine taxonomic and biodiversity research in the New Zealand region, the South West Pacific and the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

New Zealand lies in the South West Pacific, a region that harbours one of the world’s highest species diversity in some marine invertebrate groups with a high proportion of endemic species (that don't occur anywhere else). This huge diversity is, amongst other things, related to the variable seafloor relief and New Zealand’s ancient geological history. NIWA is fortunate to hold a significant representation of New Zealand’s marine biodiversity in the NIWA Invertebrate Collection at Greta Point in Wellington.

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 3,698 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 3,698 records in English (201 KB) - Update frequency: annually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 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:

NIWA (2018): NIWA Invertebrate Type Collection. v3.02. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=nitc&v=3.02

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c5a06371-1327-4463-9b69-f6d0cce6a7bc.  The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sadie Mills
Collection Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
https://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/nic

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sadie Mills
Collection Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ
https://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/nic

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Private Bag 14-901 6241 Kilbirnie Wellington NZ

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

Mainly around New Zealand and the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers c5a06371-1327-4463-9b69-f6d0cce6a7bc
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=nitc