SDNHM Paleontology Collection
Latest version published by San Diego Natural History Museum on 29 October 2021 San Diego Natural History Museum

The SDNHM paleontology collections include over 153,000 numbered species lots. These lots vary in size from single specimens (e.g., an isolated mammal tooth) to suites of specimens (e.g., 300 shells of a particular species of marine snail), and represent over 1.5 million specimens. The specimens have been recovered from over 5,500 recorded collecting localities, primarily from southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. There are 574 primary and 730 secondary types

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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 142,363 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.

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Versions

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How to cite

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SDNHM Paleontology Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is San Diego Natural History Museum. 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: 8674480c-ebdc-42cf-8d42-c3762fe137d8.  San Diego Natural History Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kesler Randall
Collections Manager
SDNHM
PO Box 121390
92112-1390 San Diego
Carlifornia
US
+01 619-255-0310
https://www.sdnhm.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kesler Randall
Collections Manager
SDNHM
PO Box 121390
92112-1390 San Diego
Carlifornia
US
+01 619-255-0310
https://www.sdnhm.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Kesler Randall
Collections Manager
SDNHM
PO Box 121390
92112-1390 San Diego
Carlifornia
US
+01 619-255-0310
https://www.sdnhm.org/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
http://www.vertnet.org
Thomas Demere
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
92101 San Diego
CA
US
619-255-0232
Geographic Coverage

Global distribution with emphasis on southern California and northern Baja Mexico.

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

No Description available

Class  Aves,  Mammalia,  Reptilia
Temporal Coverage
Formation Period Cretaceous
Formation Period Paleogene
Formation Period Neogene
Formation Period Quaternary
Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 8674480c-ebdc-42cf-8d42-c3762fe137d8
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=sdnhm_paleo