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NCSM Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jul 27, 2016 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Invertebrate Paleontology Collection contains approximately 56,000+ specimens (11,000+ lots). Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 40 states, 39 countries, and more than 1400 species are represented. The Invertebrate Paleontology Collection currently contains 17 holotype and 54 paratype specimens, a representative North Carolina and Southeast regional collection of Cenozoic and Mesozoic molluscan, echinoderm and crustacean fossils, along with a small but significant collection of Ediacaran body and trace fossils from south central North Carolina. The Invertebrate Paleontology Collection houses individual specimens, slabs containing multiple specimens, microfossils, matrix samples, and all supporting legacy data.

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 11,877 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 11,877 records in English (787 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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:

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bea28c6b-4282-4e0e-894d-7c65d050ffa9.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Trish Weaver
Collections Manager of Paleontology/Geology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9943

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

Coverage spans 36 countries across the globe

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Annelida,  Archaeocyatha,  Arthropoda,  Brachiopoda,  Bryozoa,  Cnidaria,  Coelenterata,  Echinodermata,  Graptolithina,  Hemichordata,  Mollusca,  Petalonamae,  Porifera,  Protista

Collection Data

Collection Name Invertebrate Paleontology Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-InvertPaleo
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers bea28c6b-4282-4e0e-894d-7c65d050ffa9
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource.do?r=ncsm_invertpaleo