BMHS Crustacean 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 various types of crustaceans housed in the Barbados Museum and Historical Society's natural history collection.

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 14 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 14 records in English (5 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hamblin K (2017): BMHS Crustacean Collection. v1.2. The Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhscrustaceancollection&v=1.2

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: 16f71cc7-bc90-42ab-bfcf-816501fa9027.  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; Crustacean; Barbados; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kerron Hamblin
Natural History Curator
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison Bridgetown St. Micheal BB 1246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kerron Hamblin
Natural History Curator
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison Bridgetown St. Micheal BB 1246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/
Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison Bridgetown BB 1246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Who filled in the metadata:

Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison Bridgetown BB 1246-538-0102

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Zuwena Perry
Project Assistant
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society St. Ann's Garrison Bridgetown St. Michael BB 1246-538-0102
http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/web/

Geographic Coverage

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is located within the Barbados UNESCO World Heritage site of Bridgetown and its Garrison. Formerly a military prison for the British , it was converted into a museum in 1933.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens were identified to family or species using various resources to verify the taxonomic data.

Genus  Dromia,  Uca sp.,  Scyllarus sp.,  Persephona,  Carpilius,  Mitrax,  Panulirus,  Stenocionops

Project Data

The purpose of this project is to make the various collections at the main institutions housing the biodiversity information available digitally through publication and the 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 This project is made possible through a grant from GBIF
Study Area Description The study area for this project comprises of the various collections housed at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS).
Design Description The motivation for the BMHS to digitize their natural history collection for preservation and recod purposes.

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Kerron Hamblin
Distributor
Zuwena Perry

Sampling Methods

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

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

Method step description:

  1. Each specimen has an ownership record when it's donated to the museum. After being received the specimens are stored with research done for the classification. Items are then measured and photographed before entry into the database for publication.

Collection Data

Collection Name BMHS Crustacean Collection
Specimen preservation methods Mounted
Curatorial Units Between 1 and 3 cases

Additional Metadata

Purpose This data was created for research and preservation purposes.
Maintenance Description The maintenance frequency of this data set will be updated as needed.
Alternative Identifiers 16f71cc7-bc90-42ab-bfcf-816501fa9027
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=bmhscrustaceancollection