BANDASCA, BAse de DAtos sobre SCArabaeidae

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These data proceed from BANDASCA, a database which compiles all the available information from literature, museum and private collections, doctoral thesis, as well as other unpublished data available for the entire Iberian Peninsula (see structure in Lobo and Martín-Piera 1991). At present, it contains the information of 96 981 individuals of the 53 Iberian Scarabaeinae species. A database-record was defined as a pool of specimens of a single species with identical database field values (locality, UTM coordinates, altitude, date of capture (day/month/year), type of habitat and food resource; among others) regardless of the number of specimens; so any difference in any database field value gave rise to a new database-record.

Note: this dataset was previously orphaned. It has been rescued by ① extracting it from the index (see GBIF Download in External Data) and ② republishing it on this IPT data hosting centre as version 1.0.

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Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC). BANDASCA, BAse de DAtos sobre SCArabaeidae. Occurrence Dataset accessed via on 2018-02-06.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7b8f1304-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.



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Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC)
Jorge Miguel Lobo
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Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC)

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Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15468/ayfqiz