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Atlas of Danish Mammals

Latest version published by Danish Biodiversity Information Facility on Dec 5, 2016 Danish Biodiversity Information Facility

Dataset based on nationwide atlas survey in 10x10 km grid cells, of the 88 mammal species occurring in Denmark. Results and maps from the Atlas survey originally were published in 2007 as a book work by Gyldendal, in collaboration with the natural History Museum in Aarhus and the Zoological Museum (Natural History Museum of Denmark).

The book was edited by lic.scient Hans J. Baagøe (Natural History Museum of Denmark) and lic.scient Thomas Secher Jensen (Natural history Museum Aarhus) with contributions from more than 20 scientific writers. More than 4000 volunteers contributed to the survey with recordings of mammals from all over Denmark and surrounding seas.

The atlas project and book received generous funding from the Aage V. Jensens Foundations. The current dataset was created through thorough quality control and normalisation of data in the database originally created for the survey. This latest work was made possible through the generous funding from the Aage V. Jensen Nature Foundation.

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 57,421 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.


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 57,421 records in Danish (929 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Baagøe H J, Secher Jensen T (2016): Atlas of Danish Mammals. v1.1. Danish Biodiversity Information Facility. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Danish Biodiversity Information Facility. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6867ae37-74b8-43e7-805d-5dac0a6d447e.  Danish Biodiversity Information Facility publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Atlas survey; Mammalia; Mammals; Denmark; Citizen Science


Who created the resource:

Hans J. Baagøe
Thomas Secher Jensen

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jesper Bladt
Aarhus University, Denmark Grenaavej DK-8660 Roende, Denmark DK 87158883

Who filled in the metadata:

Isabel Calabuig
Node manager & data curator
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility DK

Who else was associated with the resource:

Aksel Bo Madsen
Anders Højgård Petersen
Birger Jensen
Bjarne Søgaard
Carl Christian Kinze
Hans J. Baagøe
Helle Vilhelmsen
Janne Aaris-Sørensen
Julie Dahl Møller
Jens Lodal
Johs. Erritzøe
Kim Aaris-Sørensen
Marianne Ujvári
Morten Elmeros
Mette Hammershøj
Nanna Ryssel Ramsgaard
Poul Hald-Mortensen
Sussie Pagh
Svend Tougaard
Tommy Asferg
Tine Sussi Hansen
Tine Stausholm Christiansen
Thomas Secher Jensen
Vicki Sørensen

Geographic Coverage

Denmark DK

Bounding Coordinates South West [54.5, 7.2], North East [57.9, 15.4]

Taxonomic Coverage

Mammalia Mammals

Class  Mammalia (Mammals)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2000-2003, but for some species supplemented with data from 1973-current

Bibliographic Citations

  1. H. J. Baagøe & T. S. Jensen, Editors (2007): Dansk Pattedyratlas, 392 pages, Gyldendal, Denmark ISBN : 9788702055061

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