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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Malacology Collection - marine records

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

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Malacology (mollusc) collection comprises about 57,000 lots of dry shells for scientific research and education purposes, and about 2,000 specimen lots stored in either 70% ethyl alcohol for morphological study or absolute ethyl alcohol for genetics studies.

The bulk of the collection is registered into a database. Marine, land and freshwater species of molluscs are represented in the collection, with substantial holdings of shallow water tropical species from the Indo-Pacific, South East Asia and Northern Australia, with smaller holdings from other locations.

Data downloaded from ALA (http://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/co141) and taxa matched to the World Register of Marine Species. This dataset excludes non-marine taxa.

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 53,311 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 53,311 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 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.

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:

Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 19 Conacher Street 0820 Darwin Northern Territory AU +61-(0)8-8999 8247
http://www.magnt.net.au/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 19 Conacher Street 0820 Darwin Northern Territory AU +61-(0)8-8999 8247
http://www.magnt.net.au/

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au/

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Mostly from the Northern Territory with some material from northern Western Australia and Queensland.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-77, -179], North East [70, 179]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Mollusca

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1920-08-11 / 2015-01-17

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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