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177 datasets found


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

Abigail Smith; Peter Batson; Andrea Waeschenbach; Paul Taylor; Paulina Jenkins; Dennis Gordon Research


Alignments and datasets
Natural History Museum Research License not specified

Bee Land-use Change Project

The Bee Land-use Change Project dataset comprises the records of all pinned Bombus hortorum, B.hypnorum, B.lapidarius, B.muscorum, B.pascuorum, B.ruderatus and B.sylvarum...
Natural History Museum Collections Creative Commons CCZero

Solanum phylogenomics dataset

Supporting sequence and alignment data for the publication Gagnon E, Hilgenhof R, Orejuela A, McDonnell A, Sablok G, Aubriot X, Giacomin L, Gouvêa Y, Bragonis T, Stehmann JR,...
Edeline Gagnon; Rebecca Hilgenhof; Andrés Orejuela; Angela McDonnell et al. Research Open Data Commons Attribution License

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...
Sandra Knapp Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

A new species of tapeworm from Compsophis infralineatus (Pseudoxyrhophiidae),...

Nexus file of concatenated 18S, 28S, 16S and cox1 alignment with exclusion set indicated. This dataset was used to produce the main tree figure.A new species of proteocephalid...
Andrea Waeschenbach; Lana Diard; Alain De Chambrier; Tomáš Scholz Research

The Biodiversity Intactness Index - country, region and global-level summarie...

Using the PREDICTS database of local biodiversity measures at thousands of sites around the world, we statistically modelled how total abundance of organisms and compositional...
Helen Phillips; Adriana De Palma; Ricardo E Gonzalez; Sara Contu et al. Research Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

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

Annual country-level summaries of BII and land use (2001-2012) for tropical a...

Here we provide machine-readable (csv files) and human readable (pdf files) tables of country, subregion and region averages for the Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII) and land...
Adriana De Palma; Andrew Hoskins; Ricardo E Gonzalez; Luca Borger et al. Research Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)


mtDNA alignments and p-distances
F L Sampaio; S Narayanan; V P Cyriac; G Venu; David J Gower Research Creative Commons Attribution

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...
Giles Miller Collections 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...
Natural History Museum Research License not specified


Phylogenetic datasets
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
Veerappan Deepak Research Creative Commons Attribution


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


DNA sequence alignments
Veerappan Deepak 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...
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...
Natalia Fraija-Fernández; Andrea Waeschenbach; Andrew Briscoe; Suzanne Hocking et al. Research License not specified

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