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Description

The Arthropod Collection is the most numerous and diverse of all the Museum’s collections and houses over half the total number of its specimens. The exact number of specimens is difficult to estimate but lies somewhere in the range 1,750,000–1,900,000. Most of the orders of all the different subphylums (Chelicerata, Crustacea, Uniramia) that constitute the Arthropoda are represented, although the Hexapoda are the best represented group given the high number of insect specimens. The collections of Artur Martorell and Daniel Müller were the first to be incorporated into the Museu Martorell in 1901 and 1903, respectively, and as such are highly important in terms of the Museum’s history and heritage. However, their scientific value is somewhat diminished by the lack of data associated with the specimens. In 1916, Ascensi Codina deposited in the Museum the first rigorously scientific collection, which included an important number of tiger beetles (Cicindellidae: Coleoptera) from all over the world. Many other important collections followed. Many important collections have followed on from these first donations, such as R. Zariquiey, L. Navàs or I. de Sagarra but an special mention should be made of the collection based on the work of the scientist Dr. Francesc Español, curator and director of the MZB (from the 1930s to the 1990s). His legacy is of great scientific interest and includes a large number of new taxa, most still currently valid, and new geographical distribution records. His training of a generation of young entomologists has borne its fruit as his disciples are continuing with his entomological research. This has led to the creation of a very dynamic collection that year after year receives a large number of queries, as well as much new material deposited by Museum collaborators who thus ensure that the Museum’s arthropod collection continues to grow.

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 57,710 records.

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57710
Multimedia 
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ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
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How to cite

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Colección de Artrópodos, MCNB

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7a498826-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.

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Contacts

Berta Caballero López
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Passeig Picasso s/n
E-08003 Barcelona
Catalunya
ES
+34 932562200
Jordi Agulló Villaronga
  • Metadata Provider
Collection manager
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Passeig Picasso s/n
E-08003 Barcelona
Catalunya
ES
+34 932562200

Geographic Coverage

Although most of the specimens in the collection originate from the Palaearctic region, for historical reasons some insect groups such as the Anobiidae, Cicindelinae, Tenebrionidae and Neuroptera are represented by specimens from practically all of the planet’s bioclimatic regions.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Most of the orders of all the different subphylums (Chelicerata, Crustacea, Uniramia) that constitute the Arthropoda are represented, although the Hexapoda are the best represented group given the high number of insect specimens.

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata, Crustacea, Unirramia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1879-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Colección de Artrópodos
Collection Identifier 7a498826-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
Parent Collection Identifier NA
Specimen preservation methods Pinned
Curatorial Units Between 1,750,000 and 1,900,000 Ejemplares

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7a498826-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
doi:10.15468/pewzzr
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=mcnb-art