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Herpetology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum

Latest version published by Royal Ontario Museum on Apr 4, 2018 Royal Ontario Museum

Amphibians, Reptiles, preserved specimens. 19 holotypes, 415 paratypes Ambystomatid salamanders, Lacertid lizards, Agamid lizards, Iguanid lizards, Viperid snakes, Ranoid frogs, Hylid frogs, Megophryid frogs The ROM has one of the world's largest collections of tissues of amphibians and reptiles. Most traditional specimens are whole, alcohol-preserved; some are skeletons.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 47,670 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 47,670 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Ontario Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: cd875b5a-b3fe-48f2-94c7-371cab1431f3.  Royal Ontario Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bradley Millen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5899

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Amy Lathrop
Collections Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5899

Who filled in the metadata:

Amy Lathrop
Collections Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5899

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Bob Murphy
Senior Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-7948
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/bob-murphy
User
Ross MacCulloch
Assistant Curator - Retired
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5899
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/ross-macculloch

Geographic Coverage

Specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1880s to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Herpetology
Collection Identifier http://grbio.org/cool/ga2q-na5e (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34833)
Parent Collection Identifier Royal Ontario Museum (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34778)
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers cd875b5a-b3fe-48f2-94c7-371cab1431f3
http://gbif.rom.on.ca/ipt/resource?r=herps