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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

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...
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Martin Honey; Malcolm J Scoble 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: Multilocus...
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Veerappan Deepak; Natalie Cooper; David J Gower Research Creative Commons Attribution


mtDNA alignments and p-distances
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F L Sampaio; S Narayanan; V P Cyriac; G Venu; David J Gower Research 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...
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Lucas Barrientos; Jeffrey Streicher; Elizabeth Miller; Marcio Pie; John Wiens; Andrew Crawford Research Creative Commons Attribution

"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


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


DNA sequence alignments
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Veerappan Deepak 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


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

Pangolin georeferencing

Data from paper: Using natural history collections to investigate changes in pangolin (Pholidota: Manidae) geographic ranges through time..
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Emily Buckingham; Jake Curry; Charles Emogor; Louise Tomsett; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

Data from 'Shrimpton et al. - Evolutionary Ecology'

Animals with biphasic lifecycles often inhabit different visual environments across ontogeny. Many frogs and toads (Amphibia: Anura) have free-living aquatic larvae (tadpoles)...
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Samuel J Shrimpton; Jeffrey Streicher; David J Gower; Kate N Thomas 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...
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Ruxandra Cojocaru; Oonagh Mannix; Stephen Stukins; Alexandra Pacureanu; Giles Miller; Marie Capron Research Creative Commons Attribution

Lyell Collection - List of specimens

Lyell Collection with identifications, and specimen numbers
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Consuelo Sendino Collections Creative Commons Attribution

List of publications with NHM fossil sponges

The NHM Porifera Collection contains almost 3000 referenced individuals as hand specimens and thin sections. From these, more than 2000 are figured and the rest are cited in...
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Consuelo Sendino; John A Cooper Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Dinosaur evolutionary rates were not in decline prior to the K-Pg boundary

Data from Bonsor et al. Dinosaur evolutionary rates were not in decline prior to the K-Pg boundary. Royal Society Open Science. 7: 201195.
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Joe Bonsor; Paul Barrett; Tom Raven; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

Intraspecific variation in harbour porpoise cochleae

Data from paper Intraspecific variation in harbour porpoise ( Phocoena phocoena ) cochleae and its implications for comparative studies across odontocetes. Martins MCI, Park T,...
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Maria Clara Iruzun Martins; Travis Park; Natalie Cooper Research Creative Commons Attribution

Diversification analyses in Solanum

Solanum botanical records and diversification rates used in the analyses in Echeverría-Londoño et al. 2020). Code developed for the analyses can be accessed on Git Hub...
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Sandra Knapp Research Creative Commons Attribution

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