Ghent university - Zoology Museum - Nematod Collection
Latest version published by Ghent University on 25 March 2021 Ghent University

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


Who created the resource:

Dominick Verschelde
Museum Curator
Wim Bert
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dominick Verschelde
Museum Curator

Who filled in the metadata:

Dimitri Brosens
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
1070 Brussels
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