DMNS Marine Invertebrate Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Jul 9, 2020 Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Marine Invertebrate Collection dates to the early 1900s. It is a diverse collection of worldwide specimens, the largest portion being marine shells. It also has specimens of echinoderms, corals, sponges, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Despite its name, it includes a substantial collection of land and freshwater snail shells. The collection contains nearly 50,000 lots, of which more than half are databased in Arctos with more being added to the database each week. More than half of the databased lots are geolocated, and over 1,000 specimen records have images. Specimens in the collection represent nearly 6,000 species in over 450 families. Specimens come from over 150 countries with the majority from the United States and most of those from Florida and Hawaii. All specimens have been donated to the Museum by shell collectors, including many self-collected specimens.

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 29,612 records. 1 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)
    29612
  • Multimedia 
    1715

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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 29,612 records in English (6 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (13 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science Marine Invertebrate Collection

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5a6977c1-ece6-44b8-b71d-43cb1d4e0919.  Denver Museum of Nature & Science publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paula Cushing
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6442
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/paula-cushing/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Paula Cushing
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6442
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/paula-cushing/

Who filled in the metadata:

Paula Cushing
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6442
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/paula-cushing/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum
Point Of Contact
Phyllis Sharp
Departmental Associate
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 720-273-2764
Point Of Contact
Bryan Johnson
Departmental Associate
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-842-3159
Point Of Contact
Andrew Doll
Assistant Collections Manager, Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-8387
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/andrew-doll/

Geographic Coverage

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Marine Invertebrate Collection is global, with an emphasis on Hawaii, Mexico, coastal (east and west) U.S., and Australia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Gastropoda,  Bivalvia,  Anthozoa,  Echinoidea,  Polyplacophora,  Cephalopoda,  Scaphopoda,  Articulata,  Asteroidea,  Magnoliopsida,  Hydrozoa,  Demospongiae,  Liliopsida,  Rhynchonellata,  Inarticulata,  Merostomata,  Maxillopoda,  Hexactinellida

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1900-present

Additional Metadata

Purpose Natural History Research and Education
Alternative Identifiers 5a6977c1-ece6-44b8-b71d-43cb1d4e0919
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=dmns_inv