Ghent University - Zoology Museum - Invertebrate collection

Latest version published by Ghent University on Mar 19, 2019 Ghent University
Publication date:
19 March 2019
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Ghent University
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Founded in 1817 the Zoology Museum aimed to assemble a scientific collection of preserved animals to illustrate the zoology courses given at the University of Gent. Nowadays the collection is still used and studied by university students, but on the same time the museum is made more accessible to a larger public. Ghent University Zoology Museum curates a collection of over 7000 invertebrate specimen. This dataset holds all invertebrates in the collection, except the insects and nematodes.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 67caab70-ec4b-11dc-b73f-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
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
1070 Brussels

Geographic Coverage

Global collection

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Subphylum Invertebrata

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 67caab70-ec4b-11dc-b73f-b8a03c50a862