WELT Herbarium at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Latest version published by Test Organization #1 on Feb 19, 2024 Test Organization #1
Publication date:
19 February 2024
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Data as a DwC-A file download 248,562 records in English (60 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
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This dataset contains data for the herbarium collection at Te Papa (WELT), the national museum of Aotearoa New Zealand. About 250,000 specimen records have been exported from Te Papa's collections API, along with associated event, location, identification, taxon and multimedia data. This export has been done for testing purposes to review our coverage of and conformance to Darwin Core before publishing a full dataset to GBIF.

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 248,562 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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.


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


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 75e0f10f-6bee-4eff-9536-c844a661583d.  Test Organization #1 publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Secretariat.


Occurrence; Specimen


Lucy Schrader
  • Editor
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Kaitūhono Hora Raraunga | Digital Channels Outreach Manager
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
PO Box 467
6011 Wellington

Geographic Coverage

This dataset mainly but not exclusively described specimens collected in New Zealand, as well as many from the Pacific and Australia. Many areas around the globe are also represented.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Te Papa's Plants collection includes a wide variety of taxa within the kingdom Plantae.

Kingdom Plantae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1769 onwards

Collection Data

Collection Name Te Papa Plants Collection
Collection Identifier https://www.gbif.org/grscicoll/collection/6b5044bb-5fff-49ef-89c1-f52ae9e81550

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset is for testing purposes only, and should not be published to GBIF.
Maintenance Description As a test dataset, this is not expected to be published or maintained.
Alternative Identifiers 75e0f10f-6bee-4eff-9536-c844a661583d