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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

Catalogue of Meteorites

The Catalogue of Meteorites is the world taxonomic database of all meteorite falls and finds recorded up to June 2002. The first edition was published in 1847 and consisted of...
Monica Grady Collections Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

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

Australia_NewGuinea_Oceania_Lycianthes

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

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

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

BRITISH SILURIAN STROMATOPOROID TAXA

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

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)

"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

UK Species Inventory - Simplified copy

An up to date export of the UK Species Inventory database in its simplified form. This dataset contains all names and all taxonomic concepts in 2 tables, which can be used to...
Chris Raper License not specified

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...
Consuelo Sendino; John A Cooper Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Specimens from Sloane's voyage to Jamaica

Hans Sloane was a seventeenth-century doctor and collector. He amassed a vast amount of material that eventually formed the basis of the British Museum. In 1881, Sloane's...
Charles E Jarvis Collections License not specified

Clayton Herbarium

John Clayton (1694-1773) was a notable early collector of plant specimens in North America. From 1720 until his death, he was Clerk to the Court of Gloucester County in...
Charles E Jarvis Collections CC-BY-SA-4.0

Coral reef imagery by Eileen Graham of Jamaica in the 1960s

This is a collection of 1481 images that were made by Eileen Graham between 1966 and 1968 showing coral reefs from the northern coast of Jamaica. Most of the image were made of...
Kenneth Johnson CC-BY-4.0

Hermann Herbarium

The collection of dried plants and drawings made in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) for Paul Hermann in the 1670s possesses a special importance in being one of the first major collections...
Charles E Jarvis Collections License not specified

Morelloid solanum North and Central America and the Caribbean

Specimens used in the monograph of the morelloid clade of Solanum occurring in North and Central America and the Caribbean Knapp S, Barboza GE, Bohs L, Särkinen T (2019) A...
Sandra Knapp Collections Open Data Commons Attribution License

Psylloidea phylogenomics

Resolving the psyllid tree of life and understanding evolutionary relationships in the superfamily Psylloidea is challenging due to the lack of clear morphological...
Diana Percy Research Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)

The Charles Lyell fossil collection at the Natural History Museum

Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) is one of the most important geologists of all time and was the pioneer of the principle of uniformitarianism. He was able to see that the present...
Consuelo Sendino Collections Creative Commons Attribution

Metrosideros-feeding psyllids of the Hawaiian Islands

Abstract of publication: The Hawaiian psyllids (Psylloidea, Triozidae) feeding on Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) constitute a remarkable radiation of more than 35 species. This...
Diana Percy Research ODC-BY-1.0

First Fleet artwork collection

On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as the First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their...
Natural History Museum Collections License not specified

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