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African Rodentia

Latest version published by Belgium Biodiversity Platform on Feb 22, 2017 Belgium Biodiversity Platform

The extensive African Rodentia specimen and tissue collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the University of Antwerp (UA) provide taxonomical, ecological, geographical and genetic information, as well as measurements and data on parasitic and viral infections. The scientific importance of these collections is that, although numerous African rats and mice have been described over the last 150 years, many species descriptions are based on very few specimens.

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 90,015 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 90,015 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 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 Belgium Biodiversity Platform. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 09baff40-d4a3-11dc-8719-b8a03c50a862.  Belgium Biodiversity Platform publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgium Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Wim Wendelen
Biological collection and data management
Royal Museum For Central Africa Leuvensesteenweg 13 3080 Tervuren BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Wim Wendelen
Biological collection and data management
Royal Museum For Central Africa Leuvensesteenweg 13 3080 Tervuren BE
Emmanuel Gilissen
Biological collection and data management
Royal Museum For Central Africa Leuvensesteenweg 13 3080 Tervuren BE
Erik Verheyen
Senior Staff Scientist
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29 1000 Bruxelles BE
Georges Lenglet
N/A
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29 1000 Bruxelles BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Nicolas NoƩ
IT Expert
Belgian Biodiversity Platform Avenue Louise231 1050 Bruxelles BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Nicolas Noe

Geographic Coverage

Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-39.096, -21.094], North East [38.823, 54.492]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 09baff40-d4a3-11dc-8719-b8a03c50a862
http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=african_rodentia