NCSM Non-molluscan Invertebrates Collection
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Non-molluscan Invertebrate Collection houses well over 250,000 specimens representing more than 20 phyla. With specimens dating back to the 1870s, the Collection reflects nearly a century and a half of collecting in freshwater, terrestrial, and near- and far-shorts marine habitats of the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic Region, and southeastern USA. It includes one of the largest collections of freshwater crayfish in, and of the southeastern USA, a substantial and internationally significant myriapod collection, and one of the largest and most historically important collections of marine invertebrates in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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 12,497 records.
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Williams, B, Fagundo, R, Norton B (2017): NCSM Non-molluscan Invertebrates Collection. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_nmi
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The Non-molluscan Invertebrates Collection covers 42 countries across all seven continents.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, -180]|
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|Phylum||Annelida, Porifera, Nemertea, Bryozoa, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Foraminifera, Ciliophora, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Nematomorpha|
|Collection Name||Non-molluscan Invertebrates Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences|