Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Insect, Arachnid and Myriapod Collection

Latest version published by Field Museum on Sep 30, 2019 Field Museum

The Division of Insects’ holdings of worldwide Arthropoda (excluding Crustacea) rank fifth in overall size among North American collections and are of worldwide importance for many groups. The collection presently includes roughly 4.1 million pinned insects plus 8.3 million specimens or lots in alcohol or on microscope slides. In addition, there are over 17,000 partly-sorted “bulk samples” from traps or leaf-litter extractions. The collection receives heavy use by US and international research visitors and borrowers as well as extensive educational use.

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 366,464 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)
    366464
  • Multimedia 
    21603

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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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/sharon-grant

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://fieldmuseum.org/users/sharon-grant

Who filled in the metadata:

Maureen Turcatel
Collection Manager Insects, Arachnids and Myriapods
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657743
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/staff/profile/2051

Geographic Coverage

Global

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