NZCS Introduced Fauna Suriname

Latest version published by National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) on May 30, 2018 National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS)

This dataset includes all animal species introduced in Suriname but originating from other countries. It includes all species that have viable populations in natural ecosystems and presents details on invasiveness. Invasiveness is categorized as competing with or praying on autochthonous fauna, causing harm to ecosystems, having an economic impact, being vectors of diseases or being a nuisance to humans, cattle or pets. Also, alien pets causing damage to local fauna are included. Excluded are cattle and pets not having viable populations in natural ecosystems and not causing any known damage to local fauna.

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 50 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 50 records in English (8 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 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:

Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2018): NZCS Introduced Fauna Suriname. v1.0. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Checklist. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs_introduced_fauna_suriname&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). 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: d1756e5c-0667-4b48-bdbb-3d59abf2bcab.  National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Checklist; Introduced species; Invasive alien species; Suriname; Inventorythematic

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of NZCS
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333
Curator
Anielkoemar Gangadin
Assistant curator
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2322
Originator
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ext 2333

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for introduced species encompasses the whole area of Suriname including the territorial waters.

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.801, -58.118], North East [7.929, -53.965]

Taxonomic Coverage

All introduced species were listed to species level. Only species that originated from other countries and have viable populations in natural ecosystems are included in this list (except Canis lupus familaris and Felis catus which are domesticated).

Class  Mammalia (Mammals),  Aves (Birds),  Reptilia (Reptiles),  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes),  Insecta (Insects),  Arachnida (Arachnids),  Malacostraca,  Gastropoda (Snails),  Rhabditophora (Flatworms)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1986-01-01 / 2018-01-01

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 (Atlas of Living Caribbean). The Introduced Fauna Suriname Checklist was especially created to supply data for the Atlas of Living Caribbean.

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 BID project by GBIF, financed by the European Union.
Study Area Description This project covers Introduced fauna in Suriname observed, collected or mentioned in literature from approximately 1960 till present.
Design Description The goal of this project is to make taxonomic records of the NZCS and biogeographic and ecological research executed in Suriname accessible to all.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Distributor
Vanessa Kadosoe
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Curator
Anielkoemar Gangadin
Content Provider
Sheryl Starke
Processor
Natasja Kartodimedjo
Processor
Romanda Saharie

Sampling Methods

This data was predominantly collected during expeditions, monitoring surveys, other research activities or through accidental observations by scientists or reported by citizens. In few cases (dog and cats) this information was know fact.

Study Extent The data was collected from many areas in Suriname.
Quality Control Especially in cases of reports by citizens, the identification of specimens was rechecked by (foreign) experts.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Specimens that could not be identified to species were either sampled, photographed, recorded or retrieved from a publication. In some cases the observation/recorded information was shared by citizens and then identified by (foreign) scientists. 2. The data of the positively identified introduced species was then compiled into a checklist.

Collection Data

Collection Name Amfibieën Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name Reptielen Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Invertebraten Collectie
Collection Name Zoogdieren Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name Vissen Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Collection Name Vogel Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried,  Formalin

Additional Metadata

Purpose The purpose is to have a checklist of introduced species which can be used by the Atlas of Living Caribbean that is being developed.
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs_introduced_fauna_suriname