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185 datasets found


Collection specimens

Specimen records from the Natural History Museum's collection
  • dwc
Natural History Museum Collections CC0-1.0

Wallace and Banks drawers

Drawer-level images of specimens in the Wallace and Banks collections held by the Natural History Museum, London.
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Sue Ryder Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Unexpected trans-Tasman species diversity of the bryozoan family Horneridae (...

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Andrea Waeschenbach Research

ALICE test images

Images used to test different software pipelines for label extraction.
Benjamin Price; Steen Dupont; Louise Allan; Vladimir Blagoderov et al. Collections Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

"Join the dots" collections assessment exercise

The files submitted here form the backbone to a 2018 collections assessment exercise at the Natural History Museum and support a methodology paper submitted to Museum Management...
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Giles Miller Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Data from Barrientos et al. - Terraranan UCEs - Systematics and Biodiversity

Terraranae is a large clade of New World direct-developing frogs that includes 3–5 families and >1,100 described species (~15% of all named frog species). The relationships...
Lucas Barrientos; Jeffrey Streicher; Elizabeth Miller; Marcio Pie; John Wiens; Andrew Crawford Research Creative Commons Attribution

Disporella guada sp. nov., an erect rectangulate cyclostome (Bryozoa, Stenola...

The taxonomy of cyclostome bryozoans is founded on characters of the calcitic skeleton, but molecular sequence data has increasingly shown that established higher taxa are not...
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Natural History Museum Research License not specified


Phylogenetic datasets
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Varad B Giri; David J Gower; Abhijit Das; Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga et al. Research License not specified


DNA sequence alignments
Abhijit Das; David J Gower; Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


DNA sequence alignment
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Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


Alignments of DNA sequence data used in phylogenetic analysis
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Veerappan Deepak; Sara Ruane; David J Gower Research License not specified


DNA sequence alignments
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Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


Data from the NATRICINE project led by V.Deepak (, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. This data has been used in several papers: REFERENCE....
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Veerappan Deepak; Natalie Cooper; David J Gower Research Creative Commons Attribution

Lepidosaur bite-force data

Data from paper: Comparative analyses of bite-force among lepidosaurs. DOI to be added Justin E Isip, Marc EH Jones and Natalie Cooper. 2021. Comparative analyses of bite-force...
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Justin E Isip; Marc EH Jones; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

New species of Athenaea from Brazil

Specimens use in the description of two new species of Athenaea (Solanaceae) Rodrigues IMC, Knapp S, Stehmann JR (2021) Two new species of Athenaea Sendtn. (Solanaceae) from the...
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Sandra Knapp Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

Unprecedented frequency of mitochondrial introns in colonial bilaterians

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Helen L Jenkins; Rachael Graham; Andrea Hall; Joanne S Porter et al. Research


Fifteen taxa were found in a comprehensive study of British Silurian stromatoporoids using new and museum samples. The approach towards systematics adopted here is to accept...
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Stephen Kershaw; Consuelo Sendino; Anne-Christine da Silva Research Creative Commons Attribution

Ontogenetic development of the holocephalan dentition

Among the cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes), the Holocephali are unique in that teeth are absent both in ontogeny and adult regenerative growth. Instead, the holocephalan...
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Zerina Johanson Research Creative Commons Attribution

Evolutionary transitions in broad tapeworms (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea)

Broad tapeworms (Diphyllobothriidea Kuchta, Scholz, Brabec and Bray, 2008) are wildlife parasites whose adults are capable of infecting a wide range of freshwater, marine and...
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  • application/rtf
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Natalia Fraija-Fernández; Andrea Waeschenbach; Andrew Briscoe; Suzanne Hocking et al. Research License not specified

UK Species Inventory - Simplified copy

An up to date export of the UK Species Inventory database in its simplified form. This dataset contains all names and all taxonomic concepts in 2 tables, which can be used to...
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Chris Raper Citizen Science License not specified

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