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178 datasets found


Covid-19 Chiropteran Knowledge Base

The project "COVID-19 Chiropteran Knowledge Base" involved the audit and label data transcription of all the bat specimens belonging to the families of Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe...
Phaedra Kokkini; Roberto Portela Miguez; Louise Allan; James Ayre Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Thysanoptera Slide Collection

The Thysanoptera collection comprises the records of all the slide-mounted Thysanoptera material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of the project completion...
Larissa Welton; Louise Berridge; Joseph Deane; Daniel Hall et al. Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Ordovician conodonts from Al Fleij, Oman

This dataset includes a listing of all conodont specimens illustrated from the Amdeh Formation at Al Fleij, Oman and accompanies a paper submitted to PGA on the trilobites and...
Giles Miller Collections Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Tropical Asian spiny Solanum

Specimen data used for the publication: Aubriot X, Knapp S (2022) A revision of the “spiny solanums” of Tropical Asia (Solanum Leptostemonum Clade: Solanaceae).PhytoKeys 198:...
Sandra Knapp; Xavier Aubriot Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License


Specimen data used in the publication: Knapp S (2022) A revision of Lycianthes (Solanaceae) in Australia, New Guinea, and the Pacific. PhytoKeys, in press. Abstract. The genus...
Sandra Knapp Collections Creative Commons Attribution


DNA sequence alignments for Oligodon phylogenetics
Natural History Museum Research


Aligned DNA sequence data
Natural History Museum Research

Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles - Data

An Excel spreadsheet containing the current scientific names & codes from the "Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles" by Agassiz, Beavan & Heckford. This has...
David Agassiz; S D Beavan; Robert J Heckford Citizen Science CC-BY-SA-4.0

Clifford Herbarium

The herbarium contains over 3,000 specimens collected by George Clifford (1685-1760), a wealthy Anglo-Dutch merchant. The Herbarium includes plants that were newly cultivated...
Charles E Jarvis Collections License not specified

The NHM Fossil Lithistida Collection

The Fossil Lithistida Collection at the NHM contains 5088 hand specimens and 265 thin sections mainly from the British Isles, Germany and France. This is a comprehensive dataset...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Coral Reefs of Discovery Bay Jamaica in 1969

Video including underwater footage of the reefs around Discovery Bay Jamaica made by Lynton Land in 1969 and 1970
Lynton Land Research Creative Commons Attribution

Arabic and Persian plant names in the Codex Vindobonensis

The Codex Vindobonensis Med. GR. 1 Der Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek (sometimes referred to as the Juliana Anicia codex and hereafter referred to as ‘The Codex’) is a...
Hanouf Al-Alawi; John Hunnex Research Creative Commons Attribution

Birdwing Butterfly Collection

The Birdwing Butterfly collection comprises the records of all the pinned material of Ornithoptera, Trogonoptera and Troides at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of...
Peter Wing; Louise Allan; James Ayre; Maxwell Barclay et al. Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Images for the evaluation of automatic image segmentation algorithms

A collection of 804 jpeg images, each of one or more objects from the Natural History Museum's collections. All images are 4,096 pixels in width. These images can be used to...
Lawrence Hudson; Vladimir Blagoderov; Blanca Huertas; Laurence Livermore et al. Collections CC-BY-4.0

Papilionoidea New Types Digitisation Project

The Papilionoidea type collection comprises the records of recently acquired (~last 20 years) Papilionoidea type material held within a synoptic collection at the Natural...
Robyn Crowther; Louise Allan; Maxwell Barclay; Blanca Huertas Collections Creative Commons CCZero


The iCollections dataset comprises the records of all the British and Irish butterfly specimens in the entomological collections of the Natural History Museum, London....
Gordon L J Paterson; Sara Albuquerque; Vladimir Blagoderov; Stephen J Brooks et al. Collections CC0-1.0

NHM Devonian Stromatoporoidea Thin Section Collection

This collection includes 827 thin sections belonging to 54 worldwide taxa. Many of these thin section were prepared by H. Alleyne Nicholson.
Jiayuan Huang Collections Creative Commons Attribution


Pronunciation of Mambawakale ruhuhu gen. et sp. nov. by John Lyakurwa (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Natural History Museum Research Creative Commons Attribution

Lepidosaur bite-force data

Data from paper: Clade-wide variation in bite-force performance is determined primarily by size not ecology. Justin E Isip, Marc EH Jones...
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...
Stephen Kershaw; Anne-Christine da Silva; Consuelo Sendino Research Creative Commons Attribution

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