Making the zoology collection at the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe accessible through GBIF by end of 2017 (BID-AF2015-0117-SMA)

Occurrence
Latest version published by GBIF Secretariat on Jul 5, 2024 GBIF Secretariat
Publication date:
5 July 2024
Published by:
GBIF Secretariat
License:
CC-BY 4.0

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Description

A checklist of 11000, mammalian specimen records was published on GBIF. The resulting occurrence dataset provides 10965 (not 11000,due to duplication of accession numbers) records of when and where the specimens were collected. However the data may not be complete in some areas as there are no records for some of the variables. Taxonomic, collection methods and other attributes of this data are documented fully on the checklist. Please refer to our checklist publication on GBIF for this data.

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 10,965 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.

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:

Maponga T.S, Mkhwananzi K.G, Sibanda M, Rukuni P, (2018): Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe Mammalogy Occurence Dataset. v1.3. Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.nhmbyo.co.zw/ipt/resource?r=mammalogy_occurence_datasets&v=1.3

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is GBIF Secretariat. 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: 27cc0fb9-d01b-476e-8caa-f34ba3a00740.  GBIF Secretariat publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Secretariat.

Keywords

Occurrence; locality; Occurrence

Contacts

Tsitsi Maponga
  • Metadata Provider
  • Principal Investigator
Assistant Curator of Mammals
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
ZW
002639250045
Tsitsi Maponga
  • Metadata Provider
  • Principal Investigator
Assistant Curator
Natural History Museum
Kith Mkhwananzi
  • Metadata Provider
Curatorial assistant
Natural History Museum
Melusi Sibanda
  • Metadata Provider
Curatorial Assistant
Natural History Museum
Praxedes Rukuni
  • Metadata Provider
Student
Natural History Museum
Moira FitzPatrick
  • Custodian Steward
  • Point Of Contact
Regional Director
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
ZW
002639250045

Geographic Coverage

Data was collected predominantly from Southern Africa. Localities have been defined up to city or town level. However specific localities are available on request. Maps for different species will also be made available on our Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe website (http://naturalhistorymuseumzimbabwe.com/).

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

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1907-2005

Project Data

No Description available

Title Making the zoology collection at the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe accessible through GBIF by end of 2017
Identifier BID-AF2015-0117-SMA

The personnel involved in the project:

Tsitsi Maponga
  • Principal Investigator
Kith Mkhwananzi
  • Content Provider
Melusi Sibanda
  • Content Provider

Sampling Methods

Similar to our checklist dataset, data was converted from analogue and digitized on excel. This data was then curated using open refine and georeferenced using predominantly geolocate and google maps. Gazetteers and historical maps were also used to verify localities.

Study Extent Specimens were collected predominatly from Southern Africa. They were mainly collected between the early 1900s and early 2000s.

Method step description:

  1. The checklist dataset provides a detailed description of the specific methods used to extract and publish the dataset. However more information will be uploaded in due course.

Additional Metadata

On the eventDate column we would like to make our data users aware that the date, 1900/01/00, is a value to show that there was no date provided for the specimen. Therefore this is not the real date but in this case a synonym for absent date.