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Paleontological Research Institution Collections

Latest version published by Paleontological Research Institution on Feb 28, 2018 Paleontological Research Institution

The collection of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) includes between 2 and 3 million specimens, making it among the 10 largest invertebrate paleontology collections in the United States. Most of the collection consists of invertebrate fossils (representing almost every major group of organisms from around the world over the past 2 billion years), with major strengths in Cenozoic marine mollusks of the Western Hemisphere, Paleozoic marine invertebrates of New York State, and Cenozoic benthic foraminifera of the U.S. Coastal Plains and Caribbean. The collection also includes significant holdings of Recent mollusks. PRI houses all non-botanical fossils and Recent mollusks formerly held at Cornell University. PRI's collection of Type and Figured specimens (also one of the nation's 10 largest) includes more than 15,000 specimens, many of which were published in PRI’s journal, Bulletins of American Paleontology—one of the oldest peer-reviewed paleontological journals in the world.

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 19,541 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)
    19541
  • Multimedia 
    201

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 19,541 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Paleontological Research Institution. 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: f5783452-6ff5-4bef-8f30-9adfeba81bd7.  Paleontological Research Institution 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:

Leslie Skibinski
Collections Manager
Paleontological Research Institution 1259 Trumansburg Road 14850 Ithaca NY US +01 607-273-6623 ext. 28
http://www.priweb.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Leslie Skibinski
Collections Manager
Paleontological Research Institution 1259 Trumansburg Road 14850 Ithaca NY US +01 607-273-6623 ext. 28
http://www.priweb.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Leslie Skibinski
Collections Manager
Paleontological Research Institution 1259 Trumansburg Road 14850 Ithaca NY US +01 607-273-6623 ext. 28
http://www.priweb.org/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Curator
Gregory Dietl
Director of Collections
Paleontological Research Institution 1259 Trumansburg Road 14850 Ithaca NY US +01 607-273-6623 ext. 17
http://www.priweb.org/

Geographic Coverage

Most of the collections consist of invertebrate fossils (representing almost every major group of organisms from around the world over the past 2 billion years), with major strengths in Cenozoic marine mollusks of the Western Hemisphere, Paleozoic marine invertebrates of New York State, and Cenozoic benthic foraminifera of the U.S. Coastal Plains and Caribbean.

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

Additional Metadata

Specific locality or collection event information may be available. https://www.priweb.org/files/Collections/Collections-Data_Use_Policy.pdf, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ and http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers f5783452-6ff5-4bef-8f30-9adfeba81bd7
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=pri_paleo