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Palaeobiology - Vertebrate Fossils Collection - Non Mammalia - Royal Ontario Museum

Latest version published by Royal Ontario Museum on Apr 3, 2018 Royal Ontario Museum

The vertebrate fossil collection at the Royal Ontario museum consists of over 72,000 catalogued and databased fossil specimens of all vertebrate classes. Inventory and databasing of the fossil fishes is not yet complete however, so this number will grow in the near future. The collection is just over a century old, having been started with a donation from the University of Toronto when the museum was created in 1914. Particular strengths of the collection include Cretaceous dinosaurs from Alberta, Jurassic ichthyosaurs, Tertiary mammals from Saskatchewan, Quaternary mammals from Peru, Ecuador, Florida and Alberta, as well as Quaternary birds from Peru.

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 30,071 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 30,071 records in English (987 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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: 210babc8-5723-41ac-bb13-c834590dbb15.  Royal Ontario Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; ROM; Royal Ontario Museum; fossils; skeletal; Vertebrate Palaeontology; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bradley MIllen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5768

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kevin Seymour
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 416-586-5754
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/kevin-seymour

Who filled in the metadata:

Kevin Seymour
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5754
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/kevin-seymour

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
David Evans
Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5754
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/david-c-evans
User
Brian Iwama
Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5594
http://rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/brian-iwama
User
Ian Morrison
Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-5865756

Geographic Coverage

Specimens represent all continents excepting Antarctica

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

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period early 20th Century to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Vertebrate Palaeontology Fossils Collection
Collection Identifier urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:35306
Parent Collection Identifier Royal Ontario Museum (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34778)
Specimen preservation methods Other

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 210babc8-5723-41ac-bb13-c834590dbb15
http://gbif.rom.on.ca/ipt/resource?r=vpfossils2