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Entomology Department Collections, Natural History Museum of Denmark

Latest version published by Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark on Apr 28, 2014 Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark

The entomological collections include insects and other terrestrial arthropods: myriapods and arachnids (but not terrestrial crustaceans). The collections include more than 3 million pinned insects plus a similar number of alcohol-preserved specimens; they thus range among the largest in Europe. All regions of the World are covered, but some areas are particularly well-represented. This is true of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland for all groups; of the Philippine and Bismarck Islands for most insects groups (the "Noona Dan" Expedition 1961-62); and of further geographical areas for particular groups as specified below. Important acquisitions are due to recent collecting efforts by staff members in Denmark, Greenland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, South India, Thailand, Tanzania and southern Argentina/Chile. A large proportion of the holdings (in particular but not exclusively Danish Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) derive from amateurs' collections which have been donated to the Museum. The number of identified species in the collections totals about 100,000, i.e., about 10% of the described species. There are about 10,500 primary types.

Data Records

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark. GBIF Data Sharing Agreement is applied. GBIF Data Use Agreement is applied.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 84cf0294-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Entomology Department Collections; Natural History Museum of Denmark; DanBIF; Animalia; The entomological collections include insects and other terrestrial arthropods: myriapods and arachnids (but not terrestrial crustaceans). The collections include more than 3 million pinned insects plus a similar number of alcohol-preserved specimens; they thus range among the largest in Europe. All regions of the World are covered; but some areas are particularly well-represented. This is true of Denmark; the Faroe Islands; Iceland; and Greenland for all groups; of the Philippine and Bismarck Islands for most insects groups (the "Noona Dan" Expedition 1961-62); and of further geographical areas for particular groups as specified below. Important acquisitions are due to recent collecting efforts by staff members in Denmark; Greenland; Spain; Greece; Turkey; Tunisia; Morocco; South India; Thailand; Tanzania and southern Argentina/Chile. A large proportion of the holdings (in particular but not exclusively Danish Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) derive from amateurs' collections which have been donated to the Museum. The number of identified species in the collections totals about 100; 000; i.e.; about 10% of the described species. There are about 10; 500 primary types.; SNM; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Isabel Calabuig
Project leader, and DanBIF Node Manager
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen DK +45 353-21103

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Isabel Calabuig
Project leader, and DanBIF Node Manager
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen DK +45 353-21103

Who filled in the metadata:

Isabel Calabuig
Project leader, and DanBIF Node Manager
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen DK +45 353-21103

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Isabel Calabuig
Project leader, and DanBIF Node Manager
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen DK +45 353-21103

Taxonomic Coverage

Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1758-01-01 / 2007-10-25

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 84cf0294-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/711
rsr941f2d0ae5d102bfc2267d999a16650b
http://danbif.au.dk/ipt/resource.do?r=ds24