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Australian Museum Malacology Collection - Marine records

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on May 28, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Malacology is the study of the group of animals called molluscs. Molluscs include chitons, clams, mussels, snails, nudibranchs (sea slugs), tusk shells, octopus and squid.

The Australian Museum Malacology collection is one of the world's largest of its kind, covering all groups of recent (up to 1.6 million year old) and tertiary (65-1.6 million year old) molluscs. Many of the specimens are dry shells, but there is also a large collection of preserved molluscs. The collections date from the 1860s and include marine, terrestrial and freshwater molluscs. They are predominantly from Australia and the south-west Pacific, but also include specimens from other parts of the world.

The Malacology type collection is extensive and includes a large number of primary types (types are the original specimens on which the first description of a particular species or subspecies is based).

The collection was established in 1860 and continues to the present.

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 295,710 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.

Downloads

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 295,710 records in English (13 MB) - Update frequency: continually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Reid M (2017): Australian Museum Malacology Collection - Marine records. v1.1. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=am_malacology&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mandy Reid
Collection Manager
Australian Museum 1 William Street 2010 Sydney New South Wales AU (02) 9320 6412
https://australianmuseum.net.au/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mandy Reid
Collection Manager
Australian Museum 1 William Street 2010 Sydney New South Wales AU (02) 9320 6412
https://australianmuseum.net.au/

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBISAU Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

The collection covers predominantly Australia and the south-west Pacific, but also include specimens from other parts of the world.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-77.5, -179.9], North East [79.6, 179.9]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Mollusca,  Nematoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1846-01-12 / 2016-12-11

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=am_malacology