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Collection specimens

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

Index Lot collection

Index Lot records from the Natural History Museum's collection
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Wallace and Banks drawers

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

Malvales Digitisation

The Malvales collection comprises the records of all the sheet-mounted material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of project completion (June 2022). Each...
Peter Wing; Krisztina Lohonya; Phaedra Kokkini; Nicola Lowndes et al. Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Convolvulaceae Digitisation

The Convolvulaceae collection comprises the records of all the sheet-mounted material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of project completion (September 2023)....
Krisztina Lohonya; Larissa Welton; Louise Berridge; Louise Berridge et al. Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Molecular phylogenetic analyses reveal both underestimation and overestimatio...

Among direct-developing rain frogs of the genus Craugastor is a clade of 19 described species (bocourti series) that occur in Mexico and northern Central America. Many of these...
Jeffrey Streicher; John Wiens; Merlijn Jocqué; Uri García-Vázquez; Eric Smith Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

Plants from Fort St. George India collected by Samuel Browne in 1697

Samuel Browne (d. 1698) was a surgeon employed by the English East India Company (EIC) at Fort St. George, Madras (now Chennai) in India. In 1697, Browne sent a herbarium of...
Ranee Prakash Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Marine Plastic Pollution Ingested by Flesh-Footed Shearwaters

Introduction This image database is intended for the analysis of physical and colorimetric properties of plastic litter consumed by fledgling seabirds, but we hope that these...
Joseph Razzell Hollis; Gabrielle Henderson; Jennifer Lavers; Edward Rea et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database V1.1

This is an updated version of the 2016 release of the PREDICTS database. Data review in 2021-2023 has resulted in some changes and additions to the database. One source...
Lawrence Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. Research CC BY-NC 4.0

The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database [SUPERSEDED]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS VERSION OF THE DATABASE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED Data review in 2021-2023 has resulted in some changes and additions to the database. The new version...
Lawrence Hudson; Tim Newbold; Sara Contu; Samantha L L Hill et al. Research CC-BY-4.0

Micropalaeontology student thesis collection

The NHM holds micropalaeontology thesis slide collections from the University of Hull, University College London, Imperial College London and University College of Wales,...
Library and Archives Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Linnaeus's Butterfly Type Specimens

Introduction This image database is intended primarily for taxonomists and other researchers, but the historical importance of the specimens portrayed is such that we hope they...
Martin Honey; Malcolm J Scoble Research Creative Commons Attribution

NHM Botanical Types Georeferenced for China

This data contains the georeferenced locations of the Botanical TYPES held at the Natural History Museum that have been collected in China. Each location Lat and Long has been...
Malcolm G Penn; Malcolm G Penn Research Creative Commons Attribution

Data from the "Back to the water" project

Data from papers published as part of Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (RPG-2019-323): Back to the water: macroevolutionary dynamics of secondarily aquatic tetrapods....
Travis Park; Gustavo Burin; Graham J Slater; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

NHM Botanical Types Georeferenced for Australia

This data contains the georeferenced locations of the Botanical TYPES held at the Natural History Museum that have been collected in Australia. Each location Lat and Long has...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

The Herbarium of Samuel Dale M.D. (1659-1739)

Samuel Dale was born in 1659. He was apprenticed as an apothecary before moving to practice in Braintree, Essex in 1680. There, he befriended John Ray and began to pursue an...
Mark Carine Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Sampaio_Uropeltidae

Supplementary files
Natural History Museum Research License not specified

Function and ecology of Solanum underground organs

Datasets used for analyses in the publication: Gagnon E, Baldaszti L, Moonlight P, Knapp S, Lehmann C, Särkinen T (submitted) Functional and ecological diversification of...
Edeline Gagnon; Tiina Särkinen; Sandra Knapp Research Creative Commons CCZero

Artefacts

Cultural and historical artefacts from The Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Sex biases and the scarcity of sex metadata in global herpetology collections

Data from paper: Sex biases and the scarcity of sex metadata in global herpetology collections. link to paper. Tara Wainwright, Morwenna Trevenna, Sarah R. Alewijnse, Patrick...
Tara Wainwright; Morwenna Trevenna; Sarah R. Alewijnse; Patrick Campbell et al. Research Creative Commons Attribution

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