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NCSM Ichthyology Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Oct 27, 2017 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Ichthyology Collection contains approximately 1.3 million specimens (110,000+ lots). It is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States and currently meets the criteria of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists for recognition as a National Center Ichthyological Collection. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 75% North Carolina material, although 48 states, 42 countries, and more than 1948 species are represented. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke, North Carolina State, Stockton State, and Western Carolina universities, Mars Hill College, and the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, cleared and stained material, skeletons, tissues for molecular analyses, 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 92,562 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 92,562 records in English (10 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (21 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 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:

Hogue G, Dornburg A, Norton MB (2014): NCSM Ichthyology Collection. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_fishes

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2a79f202-3f3a-4d54-88fa-09aa8de1ac73.  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

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:

Gabriela Hogue
Collections Manager of Fishes
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-8868

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

The ichthyology collection covers more than 40 countries across the globe

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Petromyzontida,  Chondrichthyes,  Sarcopterygii,  Myxini,  Actinopterygii
Order  Acipenseriformes,  Albuliformes,  Amiiformes,  Anguilliformes,  Aphredoderiformes,  Ateleopodiformes,  Atheriniformes,  Aulopiformes,  Batrachoidiformes,  Beloniformes,  Beryciformes,  Carcharhiniformes,  Ceratodontiformes,  Characiformes,  Chimaeriformes,  Clupeiformes,  Cypriniformes,  Cyprinodontiformes,  Echinorhiniformes,  Elopiformes,  Esociformes,  Gadiformes,  Gasterosteiformes,  Gonorynchiformes,  Gymnotiformes,  Heterodontiformes,  Hexanchiformes,  Hiodontiformes,  Lamniformes,  Lampriformes,  Lepisosteiformes,  Lophiiformes,  Mugiliformes,  Myctophiformes,  Myliobatiformes,  Myxiniformes,  Ophidiiformes,  Orectolobiformes,  Osmeriformes,  Osteoglossiformes,  Perciformes,  Percopsiformes,  Petromyzontiformes,  Pleuronectiformes,  Polymixiiformes,  Pristiformes,  Rajiformes,  Salmoniformes,  Scorpaeniformes,  Siluriformes,  Squaliformes,  Squatiniformes,  Stomiiformes,  Synbranchiformes,  Tetraodontiformes,  Torpediniformes,  Zeiformes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1869-01-01 / 2013-09-09

Collection Data

Collection Name Ichthyology Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-Fishes
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 2a79f202-3f3a-4d54-88fa-09aa8de1ac73
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_fishes