Ghent university - Zoology Museum - Nematod Collection

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25 March 2021
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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 nematode type collection of over 4000 slides. Up till now, 3000+ slides are inventoried digitally. The collection contains a substantial amount of holotypes and paratypes. A revision of the collection is needed.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b24d3bd0-e6d9-11dc-8b77-b8a03c50a862.  Ghent University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Occurrence; Specimen; holotype; paratype; lectotype


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

Geographic Coverage

The collection holds Nematods from over the world.

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

Taxonomic Coverage


Phylum Nematoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1858-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Additional Metadata

This collection should be reviewed.

Alternative Identifiers b24d3bd0-e6d9-11dc-8b77-b8a03c50a862