Formidabel; Belgian Ants Database
Última versión Publicado por Belgian Biodiversity Platform en 25 de marzo de 2021 Belgian Biodiversity Platform

FORMIDABEL is a database of Belgian Ants containing more than 27.000 occurrence records. These records originate from collections, field sampling and literature. The database gives information on 76 native and 9 introduced ant species found in Belgium. The collection records originated mainly from the Ants collection in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), the ‘Gaspar’ Ants collection in Gembloux and the zoological collection of the University of Liège (ULG). The oldest occurrences date back from May 1866, the most recent refer to August 2012. FORMIDABEL is a work in progress and the database is updated on a regular basis. Twice a year the database is updated with data from the North and the South of the country. The latest version of the dataset is publicly and freely accessible through this url: http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource.do?r=formidabel. The dataset is also retrievable via the GBIF data portal through this link: http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/14697 A dedicated geo-portal, developed by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform is accessible at: http://www.formicidae-atlas.be FORMIDABEL is a joint cooperation of the Flemish ants working group "Polyergus" and the Wallonian ants working group "FourmisWalBru". The database was created in 2002 in the context of the preliminary red data book of Flemish Ants (Dekoninck et al. 2003). Later in 2005, data from the Southern part of Belgium; Wallonia and Brussels were added. Twice a year the database is updated with data from the North and the South of the country. FORMIDABEL is a work in progress and the database is updated on a regular basis. The latest version of the dataset is publicly and freely accessible through this url: http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource.do?r=formidabel All the records in FORMIDABEL are georeferenced through the centroid coordinates of the corresponding UTM 5 Km square. Therefore, the uncertainty of these coordinates is 3.500 meters, the distance between the centre and the corner of the UTM square. FORMIDABEL follows the taxonomy of Seifert (2007) for most genera and Radchenko & Elmes (2010) only for the genus Myrmica. A dedicated geo-portal showing Formidabel records is accessible at: http://www.formicidae-atlas.be/

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¿Cómo referenciar?

Los usuarios deben citar este trabajo de la siguiente manera:

DEKONINCK W, VANKERKHOVEN F & MAELFAIT J-P, 2003. – Verspreidingsatlas en voorlopige Rode Lijst van de mieren van Vlaanderen. Rapport van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud IN.R.2003.07. Brussel 191 pp.

Derechos

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Registro GBIF

Este recurso ha sido registrado en GBIF con el siguiente UUID: b528799a-2d52-4023-aa02-9ce081e3ca5f.  Belgian Biodiversity Platform publica este recurso, y está registrado en GBIF como un publicador de datos avalado por Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Palabras Clave

Formicidae; Belgium; Flanders; Wallonia; Brussels Capital Region; ecological data; grid mapping; UTM; historical data; literature; collections; observations; trapping; Occurrence

Contactos

¿Quién creó el recurso?:

Wouter Dekoninck
Curator entomology collections
RBINS
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels
Brussels Capital Region
BE
0032 (0) 2 627 42 98
http://www.naturalsciences.be
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform
BE

¿Quién puede resolver dudas acerca del recurso?:

Wouter Dekoninck
Curator entomology collections
RBINS
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels
Brussels Capital Region
BE
0032 (0) 2 627 42 98
http://www.naturalsciences.be

¿Quién documentó los metadatos?:

Wouter Dekoninck
Curator entomology collections
RBINS
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels
Brussels Capital Region
BE
0032 (0) 2 627 42 98
http://www.naturalsciences.be

¿Quién más está asociado con el recurso?:

Custodio de los Datos
François Vankerkhoven
Web designer and Data manager
Polyergus
Diest
Vlaams Brabant
BE
http://www.formicidae.be
Punto de Contacto
Wouter Dekoninck
Curator entomology collections
RBINS
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels
Brussels Capital Region
BE
0032 (0) 2 627 42 98
http://www.naturalsciences.be
Custodio de los Datos
Wouter Dekoninck
Curator entomology collections
RBINS
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels
Brussels Capital Region
BE
0032 (0) 2 627 42 98
http://www.naturalsciences.be
Punto de Contacto
Philippe Wegnez
President "FourmisWalBru"
FourmisWalBru
Herve
Liége
BE
http://www.fourmiswalbru.be
Custodio de los Datos
David Ignace
FourmisWalBru
Courcelles
Hainaut
BE
http://www.fourmiswalbru.be
Procesador
Dimitri Brosens
INBO
Kliniekstraat
1070 Brussels
BE
Cobertura Geográfica

Belgium is a small country in Western Europe. To the west, its 70 km coastline fronts the North Sea; to the north lies the Netherlands; to the east, Germany, and to the south, France and Luxembourg. Biologically, the fauna of eastern Belgium belongs to the Central European Province of the Eurasian (Palaearctic) Region. By contrast, the rest of the country primarily consists of an Atlantic fauna plus few Central European relict species. Politically and geographically, the country is divided into three parts: Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region. In Flanders (13,522 km² and population about 6 million people), to the north, soils are mainly sandy to loamy. Here, the most important habitats for ants are heathlands and dry grasslands. The Brussels Capital Region is a small region (162 km²) within Flanders and is entirely situated in the sandy loam area. In Wallonia (17,006 km² and about 3,5 million people), to the south, soils and habitats are more diverse, ranging from forests to rocky and calcareous grasslands on loam and chalky soils. Eastern Wallonia, near the German border, includes the Hautes Fagnes, a large area of bogs and peat with some typical ant species.

Coordenadas límite Latitud Mínima Longitud Mínima [49,45, 2,47], Latitud Máxima Longitud Máxima [51,54, 6,46]
Cobertura Taxonómica

The taxonomic coverage of this database spans the full range of ants pertaining to Belgium (outdoor living ant species and exotic introduced species). The determination level is species level and if appropriate also hybrid level. The taxonimic authority followed is: Seifert 2007 and Boer 2010

Filo  Artropoda
Subfilo  Hexapoda
Class  Insecta
Orden  Hymenoptera
Suborden  Apocrita
Superfamilia  Vespoidea
Familia  Formicidae
Cobertura Temporal
Fecha Inicial / Fecha Final 1866-05-05 / 2011-12-31
Métodos de Muestreo

Pitfall sampling; hand sampling; sifting, nest sampling

Área de Estudio The data was gathered in the context of the creation of the first Belgian Ant Atlas: "Verspreidingsatlas van de mieren van België - Atlas des fourmis de Belgique"
Control de Calidad All the data was validated by the dataset curators

Descripción de la metodología paso a paso:

  1. A representative number of UTM squares has been sampled. A big portion of the data has been sampled by volonteers, another portion of the data originated from several projects and research programs. The data and specimens were send to the curators and after validation incorporated in the database.
Referencias Bibliográficas
  1. DEKONINCK W, MAELFAIT J-P, VANKERKHOVEN F & GROOTAERT P, 2005. – Remarks on the distribution and use of a provisional red list of the ants of Flanders (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). In PROCTER D & PT HARDING (Eds.). JNCC Report No. 367 Proceedings of IN Cardiff 2003, Red Lists for Invertebrates: their application at different spatial scales – practical issues, pragmatic approaches, 74-85 http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-744142
  2. DEKONINCK W, MAELFAIT J-P, VANKERKHOVEN F, BAUGNÉE J-Y, & GROOTAERT P, 2006. – An update of the checklist of the Belgian ant fauna with comments on new species for the country (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Belgium Journal of Entomology, 8: 27-41.
  3. DEKONINCK W, IGANCE D, VANKERKHOVEN F & WEGNEZ P, 2012. Verspreidingsatlas van de mieren van België/Atlas des fourmis de Belgique. Bulletin SRBE/KBVE, 148 (III): 91pp.
  4. SEIFERT B., 2007. – Die Ameisen Mittel-und Nordeuropas - Lutra Verlags- und Vertriebgesellschaft. Klitten, 368 pp.
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  6. VANDENBUSSCHE V., 2002. – Systematiek van natuurtypes voor de biotopen heide, moeras, duin, slik en schor: deel 1: Inleiding. Brussels, Instituut voor Natuurbehoud.
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  9. DEKONINCK W, MAELFAIT J-P, VANKERKHOVEN F, BAUGNÉE J-Y, & GROOTAERT P, 2006. –An update of the checklist of the Belgian ant fauna with comments on new species for the country (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Belgium Journal of Entomology, 8: 27-41. http://antweb.org/belgium/Belgiumants2006.pdf
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Metadatos Adicionales

This dataset was originally created to develop the Belgian Ants Atlas. However, the dataset can be reused for a variety of purposes. Since the link between individual data records and underlined specimens (stored in multiple collections) is not recorded, we doubt if the dataset can be used for taxonomic or systematic studies. However, this being an occurrence dataset, it can be used for understanding species richness, distribution pattern and modeling studies such as ecological niche modeling. In order to enhance the confidence of use, we have documented the metadata as well as subjected the data records to a series of quality assessment and enhancement processes as described in the earlier section quality control description.

Propósito The dataset was developed for the creation of the first Belgian ant Atlas
Identificadores Alternativos b528799a-2d52-4023-aa02-9ce081e3ca5f
https://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=formidabel