Ghent University - Zoology Museum - Insect collection

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The Ghent University Zoological museum holds a scientific collection of vertebrate and invertebrate specimens and a collection of anatomic preparates. The museum dates from 1817 and the original idea was to curate a didactic collection for educational purposes. Ghent University Zoology Museum curates a insect collection of over 17000 specimen. The most important collections in this dataset are: Collection De Riemaecker; Collection Felix Plateau; Collection Hostie.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ce416850-8934-11dc-9962-b8a03c50a862.  Ghent University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Occurrence; Specimen


Dominick Verschelde
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Museum Curator
Dimitri Brosens
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Processor
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Geographic Coverage

Global Coverage

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

Taxonomic Coverage


Class Insecta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1859-01-01 / 2003-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers ce416850-8934-11dc-9962-b8a03c50a862