Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

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The Museum of Comparative Zoology was founded in 1859 on the concept that collections are an integral and fundamental component of zoological research and teaching. This more than 150-year-old commitment remains a strong and proud tradition for the MCZ. The present-day MCZ contains over 21-million specimens in ten research collections which comprise one of the world's richest and most varied resources for studying the diversity of life. The museum serves as the primary repository for zoological specimens collected by past and present Harvard faculty-curators, staff and associates conducting research around the world. As a premier university museum and research institution, the specimens and their related data are available to researchers of the scientific and museum community.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,114,221 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    2114221
  • Identification 
    2759739
  • Multimedia 
    436916

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (2016): Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Dataset/Occurrence. http://digir.mcz.harvard.edu/ipt/resource?r=mczbase doi:10.15468/p5rupv

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Copyright © 2016 President and Fellows of Harvard College, Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4bfac3ea-8763-4f4b-a71a-76a6f5f243d3.  Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Museum of Comparative Zoology home pagehttp://www.mcz.harvard.edu/ UTF-8 web service

Contacts

Who created the resource:

MCZ Harvard University
Museum of Comparative Zoology 26 Oxford Street 02138 Cambridge MA US
http://www.mcz.harvard.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Brendan Haley
Senior Database Manager
Museum of Comparative Zoology 26 Oxford Street 02138 Cambridge MA US

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul J. Morris
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Harvard University Herbaria and Museum of Comparative Zoology 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US

Who else was associated with the resource:

Metadata Provider
Paul J. Morris
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Harvard University Herbaria and Museum of Comparative Zoology 22 Divinity Ave 02138 Cambridge MA US
Point Of Contact
Linda S. Ford
Director of Collections Operations
Museum of Comparative Zoology 26 Oxford St 02138 Cambridge MA US
http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/contacts/administrative.html
Point Of Contact
Brendan Haley
Senior Database Manager
Museum of Comparative Zoology 26 Oxford Street 02138 Cambridge MA US
Owner
President and Fellows of Harvard College
President and Fellows
Harvard College

Geographic Coverage

Global geographic scope.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Recent and Fossil Animals.

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals),  Protozoa
Phylum  Mollusca (Mollusks),  Nematoda,  Arthropoda,  Annelida,  Echiura,  Coelenterata,  Pentastomida,  Nematoda,  Priapulida,  Acanthocephala,  Myzostomida,  Cycliophora,  Chaetognatha,  Rotifera,  Nematomorpha,  Cnidaria,  Sipuncula,  Platyhelminthes,  Ectoprocta,  Sipuncula,  Ctenophora,  Tunicata,  Radiolaria,  Tardigrada (Water Bears),  Chordata,  Cnidaria,  Porifera (Sponges),  Onychophora,  Nemertea,  Echinodermata
Class  Acantharia,  Actinopterygii,  Adenophorea,  Ammonoidea,  Amphibia,  Annelida,  Anopla,  Anthozoa,  Aplacophora,  Appendicularia,  Arachnida,  Archaeocyatha,  Archiacanthocephala,  Arthropoda,  Ascidiacea,  Asteroidea,  Asterozoa,  Aves,  Bivalvia,  Blastoidea,  Blastozoa,  Branchiopoda,  Branchiura,  Bryozoa,  Calcarea,  Cephalocarida,  Cephalopoda,  Cephalopodea,  Cestoda,  Chelicerata,  Chilopoda,  Chondrichthys,  Cirripedia,  Copepoda,  Crinoidea,  Crinozoa,  Crustacea,  Cubozoa,  Demospongiae,  Diplopoda,  Echinoidea,  Echinozoa,  Echiuroidea,  Enopla,  Entoprocta,  Eucycliophora,  Gastropoda,  Gordioidea,  Granuloreticulosa,  Heliozoa,  Hexactinellida,  Hirudinea,  Holothuroidea,  Hyalospongiae,  Hydroidea,  Hydrozoa,  Hyolitha,  Insecta,  Larvacea,  Malacostraca,  Mammalia,  Maxillopoda,  Merostomata,  Monoplacophora,  Myxini,  Myzostomida,  Nautiloidea,  Nectonematoida,  Nudibranchia,  Oligochaeta,  Opalinea,  Ostracoda,  Palaeacanthocephala,  Pauropoda,  Pentastomida,  Petromyzontidia,  Phascolosomatidea,  Polychaeta,  Polyplacophora,  Prosobranchs,  Pteropoda,  Pycnogonida,  Reptilia,  Rhizopodea,  Sarcopterygii,  Scaphopoda,  Scyphozoa,  Secernentea,  Siphonophora,  Sipunculidea,  Stylommatophora,  Symphyla,  Tentaculata,  Thaliacea,  Trematoda,  Trilobita,  Turbellaria,  Xenophyophorea,  Xiphosurida,  Zoantharia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1679-01-01 / 2013-08-12

Additional Metadata

Copyright © 2018 President and Fellows of Harvard College The MCZ does not guarantee the accuracy of these data. Individual researchers should verify individual records by making direct reference to corresponding museum specimens. For terms and conditions of use, see: https://mcz.harvard.edu/user-agreement

Alternative Identifiers 4bfac3ea-8763-4f4b-a71a-76a6f5f243d3
http://digir.mcz.harvard.edu/ipt/resource?r=mczbase