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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

Join the Dots collection-level descriptions

The records in this dataset provide a high-level summary of the Natural History Museum's collection and encompass the material managed by its Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and...
Natural History Museum Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

Host-Parasite database

In 1922 Dr H.A. Baylis, then head of what today is the Parasitic worms group, devised a Host-Parasite Catalogue in which he recorded the host-parasite associations published in...
David I Gibson; Eileen Harris; Rod Bray; Charles Hussey Research Creative Commons Attribution

British and Irish butterflies and moths: The Cockayne collection

This collection was formed in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Rothschild-Cockayne-Kettlewell collection with the many other important British and Irish Lepidoptera collections...
Natural History Museum 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

A biological nano-foam: the wall of coniferous bisaccate pollen

The outer layer of the pollen grain, the exine, plays a key role in the survival of terrestrial plant life. However, the exine structure in different groups of plants remains...
Ruxandra Cojocaru; Oonagh Mannix; Stephen Stukins; Alexandra Pacureanu; Giles Miller; Marie Capron Research Creative Commons Attribution

Charophytes of Britain and Ireland

Charophytes, also known as stoneworts, are a group of large, multicelluar green algae that live in a variety of freshwater and brackish habitats. Charophytes play a significant...
Michelle Casanova; Joanna Wilbraham Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Supplementary Material: Surface Sediment Samples From Early Age of Seafloor E...

Ocean-floor sediment samples collected up to 150 years ago represent an important historical archive to benchmark global changes in the seafloor environment, such as species'...
Marina Costa Rillo; Michal Kucera; Thomas Ezard; Giles Miller Research Creative Commons Attribution

3D Cetacean Scanning

3D scans of ten Cetacean skulls collected between 1873 and 2007. The dataset contains both baleen and toothed whales including Physeter macrocephalus (a sperm whale) the largest...
Richard C Sabin; Kaitlyn Burton; Natalie Cooper; Anjali Goswami Collections Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Xenophyophores

Xenophyophores, giant foraminifera, are distinctive members of the deep-sea megafauna that accumulate large masses of waste material (‘stercomare’) within their agglutinated...
Andrew Gooday; Dan Sykes; Adrian Glover Collections License not specified

Conodont collection database

The database provides information on discrete sub-collections within the conodont collection housed at the Natural History Museum, London. It includes generic, specific and...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Moth Ultraviolet Reflectance Survey

The moth ultraviolet (UV) reflectance survey dataset is constituted of images showing the portion above 360 nm of the UVA reflection of specimens belonging to 176 moth species....
Elisa Cane; Jonathan Laventhol; Sophie Ledger Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Pushing the limits – two new species of Pteromalus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea...

Two new species, Pteromalus briani sp. n. and P. janstai sp. n., with unusual characters are described from the Central Plateau and the Alps in Switzerland, respectively. P....
Hannes Baur Research CC-BY-SA-4.0

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Natural History Museum biodiversity literature published to the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Natural History Museum License not specified

A bibliography for the taxonomy of extant and extinct Scleractinia

The bibliography includes works concerning the nomenclature and taxonomy of Scleractinia, in particular those containing acts of nomenclature. The list is compiled as part of...
Danwei Huang; Ann Budd; Kenneth Johnson Research CC0-1.0

Notes From Nature

Contributor statistics from the Museum's Notes From Nature Ornithological project, transcribing bird register information from 1837 to 1990.
Tim Conyers CC-BY-4.0

Natural History Museum Library and Archives

Explore one of the world's finest collections of natural history literature, artwork, photographs and manuscripts.
Natural History Museum License not specified

Natural History Museum Picture Library

Explore our comprehensive range of natural history images. From specimens to skins and skeletons, mammals, maps and microscopic views of the natural world, a unique resource of...
Natural History Museum License not specified

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