Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona: MCNB-Cord

Latest version published by Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona on Nov 30, 2018 Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

The Chordate collection (except Tissue Bank) contains more than 30,000 specimens, 24.000 of which have geographical origin documented. Collection grows annually by donations and passive recollections. Specimens come from several sources: nature, the Zoological Park of Barcelona, and animal recovery centers in Catalonia. There is a Laboratory where specimens are prepared (study skins, mounted, skeletons, tissues, etc). Chordates are primarily used for scientific and educational purposes. Chondrichthyes collection consists of 580 specimens; Actinopterygii collection contains 9.600 specimens. In both cases, are whole animals alcohol preserved, collected in Spain and Africa. Amphibians, 1.400 specimens, are preserved in alcohol; nearly all come from the Iberian Peninsula. There are nearly 2.300 reptiles, half from Spain and the rest from America and Africa. With more than 14.000 specimens, mostly from Spain, birds make up the largest part of the Chordate collection. Bird collection contains specimens from Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador and Vietnam. The mammal collection (more than 5.000 specimens) is largely a study collection. Half of the mammals in the collection come from fieldwork carried out on the Iberian Peninsula. Highlights include the collection of African mammals, with a few American and Asiatic mammals.

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 29,221 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    29221
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    11223
  • Multimedia 
    2545

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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Colección de Cordados, MCNB

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. 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: 71d58564-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.

Keywords

Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Taxo&Maphttp://taxomap.bioexplora.cat/web/index.php?lang=en UTF-8 CSV,KML,SHP
Zoological collections on linehttp://zoologiaenlinia.museuciencies.cat/?lang=en UTF-8 html 5

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Javier Quesada Lara
Conservador
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya ES +34 932562224
http://www.museuciencies.cat

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Javier Quesada Lara
Conservador
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya ES +34 932562224
http://www.museuciencies.cat

Who filled in the metadata:

Jordi Agulló Villaronga
Collection manager
Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Passeig Picasso s/n E-08003 Barcelona Catalunya ES +34 932562200
http://www.museuciencies.cat

Geographic Coverage

Pincipalmente noreste de la Península Ibérica, algunos de Vietnam, Ecuador, Guinea Ecuatorial, y resto del mundo.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Chordata

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1864-01-01 / 2013-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Colección de Cordados
Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.org/dataset/71d58564-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
Parent Collection Identifier NA
Curatorial Units Count 34,429 +/- 0 Ejemplares

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 71d58564-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
doi:10.15468/yta7zj
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=mcnb-cord