Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Invertebrate Collection

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Established in 1938, the Division of Invertebrates is in charge of all invertebrate groups except insects and other non-marine arthropods. The first curator of this Division was Fritz Haas, formerly of the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Haas (1938 - 1969) and his successor Alan Solem (1957 - 1990) built massive mollusk collections, particularly strong in unionid bivalves and terrestrial snails, reflecting their respective research interests. Current curators Rüdiger Bieler (1990 -) and Janet Voight (1990 -) focus their research and collection-building on marine molluscan groups. The varied curatorial research interests, the collecting efforts of past and present collections managers (e.g., John Slapcinsky and Jochen Gerber), and acquisitions of private collections and "orphan collections"

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 254,268 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)
    254268
  • Multimedia 
    1172

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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

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

Who filled in the metadata:

Janeen Jones
Assistant Collections Manager
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US

Geographic Coverage

Global

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