bmhs_echinoderm_collection

Latest version published by The Barbados Museum and Historical Society on Sep 21, 2018 The Barbados Museum and Historical Society

This data set outlines the echinoderm collection housed at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society

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 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.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 30 records in English (7 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Perry Z (2018): bmhs_echinoderm_collection. v1.1. The Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhs_echinoderm_collection&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8e8f2105-24bf-4304-a66b-9596705d3c81.  The Barbados Museum and Historical Society publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; echinoderms; starfish; urchins; Barbados

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB 246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB 246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/
Kerron Hamblin
Natural History Curator
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB 246-538-0201
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Who filled in the metadata:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB 246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison BB14038 Bridgetown BB 246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Geographic Coverage

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bridgetown and It's Garrison. It has been established as a museum since 1933.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens were identified to family and species, using various resources to verify the taxonomic data

Genus  Mellita,  Echinometra,  Oreaster,  Linckia,  Ophiocoma,  Tripneustes,  Ophioderma,  Diadema,  Luidia,  Meoma,  Astrophyton,  Eucidaris,  Peltaster

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1937-01-01

Project Data

The purpose of this project is to make the various collections at the min institutions housing biodiversity information available digitally through publication and possible creation of a CariBif portal for the region.

Title Improving Biodiversity data accessibility in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Suriname
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding Funding for this project came through a grant by GBIF.
Study Area Description The study area for this project comprises of the various collections housed at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society.
Design Description The motivation for the BMHS is to digitize their natural history collection for preservation and record purposes.

The personnel involved in the project:

Publisher
Zuwena Perry

Sampling Methods

For the BMHS, there is no field sampling, as specimens are donated to the museum from various sources. Unfortunately, not every specimen donated is given a proper sampling record by the donor upon receipt of the specimen.

Study Extent The extent of this study is confined to the collections which have already been donated to the museum since it's conception in 1933.

Method step description:

  1. Ech specimen has an ownership record when donated to the Museum. After being received, the specimens are stored, research for classification, measured and photographed before being added to the data set for the publication.

Collection Data

Collection Name BMHS Echinoderm Collection
Specimen preservation methods Mounted
Curatorial Units Between 1 and 5 boxes

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8e8f2105-24bf-4304-a66b-9596705d3c81
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhs_echinoderm_collection