UWIZM Echinoderms

Latest version published by The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM) on Oct 1, 2018 The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM)

This dataset contains records from the majority of the UWIZM echinoderm collections.

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 60 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 60 records in English (7 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
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:

Rutherford MG and Auguste RJ (2018): UWIZM Echinoderms. v1.5. The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=uwizmechinoderms&v=1.5

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM). 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: 743988be-524a-4095-986c-824da5a8e5f4.  The University of the West Indies Zoology Museum (UWIZM) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Echinoderm; Trinidad; Antigua; Dominica; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mike G. Rutherford
Curator
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT
Renoir J. Auguste
Database Assistant
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mike Rutherford
Curator
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT

Who filled in the metadata:

Mike G. Rutherford
Curator
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT
Renoir J. Auguste
Database Assistant
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Mike Rutherford
Curator
The University of the West Indies Dept. of Life Sciences St. Augustine TT

Geographic Coverage

Records mainly from Trinidad & Tobago but also a few from the Lesser Antilles including Antigua and Dominica.

Bounding Coordinates South West [10.023, -62.128], North East [17.235, -60.436]

Taxonomic Coverage

Echinoderms were identified to species or genus level.

Class  Asteroidea,  Echinoidea,  Holothuroidea,  Ophiuroidea
Family  Astropectinidae,  Luidiidae,  Arbaciidae,  Toxopneustidae,  Cidaridae,  Clypeasteridae,  Mellitidae,  Echinometridae,  Brissidae,  Chiridotidae,  Cucumariidae,  Holothuriidae,  Stichopodidae,  Sclerodactylidae,  Ophiactidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1944-06-09 / 2012-06-06

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 This project covers zoological specimens collected in Trinidad & Tobago and the surrounding region over the last century.
Design Description The goal of this project is to make the records contained within the UWIZM accessible to all.

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

Specimens were collected by various methods including snorkeling and beach patrols.

Study Extent Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Dominica
Quality Control Specimen identifications were checked by at least two people.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Specimens in the collection were assessed for existing data (labels in jars, details in registers, etc,) 2. Identifications were confirmed or made using a variety of literature sources (scientific papers, books, online resources) 3. Specimens were photographed and properly stored then the data was uploaded to the UWIZM Past Perfect database

Collection Data

Collection Name UWIZM Echinoderm Collection
Parent Collection Identifier UWIZM Zoology Collection
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried
Curatorial Units Count 60 +/- 2 jars

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 743988be-524a-4095-986c-824da5a8e5f4
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=uwizmechinoderms