IMOST (Ibero-Balearic and Macaronesian Ostracod database) is a non-marine ostracod database with georeferenced locations for the Iberian Peninsula, and the Balearic and Macaronesian Islands
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 7,548 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:
Castillo-Escrivà A, Baltanás Á, Horne D J, Mesquita-Joanes F (2023): IMOST: Ibero-Balearic and Macaronesian non-marine ostracods. v2.2. Ecology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15470/wxb6hm
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ecology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e17b874d-94c7-4eb3-807b-1efedac8e3ba. Ecology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.
Occurrence; Observation; Ostracoda; Podocopida; Iberian Peninsula; Balearic Islands; Macaronesia; Freshwater
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Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde)
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [15, -32], North East [44, 5]|
|Superfamily||Darwinuloidea, Cypridoidea, Cytheroidea|
|Start Date / End Date||1888-01-01 / 2022-12-15|
Data from the literature and unpublished, samples with a variety of methods, including hand nets
|Study Extent||Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira, Cape Verde|
Method step description:
- The present database (IMOST) compiled georeferenced occurrences of non-marine ostracods in the study area from 1887 to 2022. These data originate both from published records and from unpublished observations. Initially, we checked and added the occurrences previously included in NODE (Horne et al., 1998) for the study area, and then further added published and unpublished records not included in NODE. Most ostracod records in the database originated from field samples fixed in the field (e.g., with ethanol), and transported to the laboratory for inspection. Ostracod individuals are usually sorted out from these samples under a binocular microscope in the laboratory and identified using standard references (e.g. Meisch, 2000). Samples of living ostracods can be collected by pulling a plankton or hand net close to the sediment or through the vegetation . Additionally, some studies also record empty carapaces or unarticulated valves (i.e. exuviae or dead animal remains) from sediment. We include all these records in a homogeneous format, considering the ostracod community of each sample, with all the species found in it, although we later split each sample into its corresponding species records to allow easy database sharing in a standard structure for biodiversity data repositories, as in NODE or GBIF