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The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection (MY) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN, Paris).

Bras GL, Geoffroy JJ, Albenga L, Mauriès JP - Zookeys (2015)

Bottom Line: This collection, which is of key historic importance, represents the results of two centuries of myriapod and onychophoran studies.None of the occurrences are yet georeferenced.Access to the dataset via the data portals of the MNHN and the GBIF has been made possible through the e-ReColNat project (ANR-11-INBS-0004).

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Affiliation: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Direction des collections, Unité de gestion des collections Arthropodes terrestres, CP 49/50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France ; Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, équipe e-ReColNAt, CP 49/50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France.

ABSTRACT
The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection dataset inventories the occurrence records of the collection of myriapods and onychophorans in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. The dataset currently consists of 202 lots of onychophorans, representing all of those present, and almost ten thousand (9 795) lots of myriapods, representing 33 to 40% of the MNHN Myriapoda collection. This collection, which is of key historic importance, represents the results of two centuries of myriapod and onychophoran studies. The sources of the collection are worldwide, with a high representation for metropolitan France for the myriapods. None of the occurrences are yet georeferenced. Access to the dataset via the data portals of the MNHN and the GBIF has been made possible through the e-ReColNat project (ANR-11-INBS-0004). The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection of MNHN is actively expanding, hence both the collection and dataset are in continuous growth. The dataset can be accessed through the portals of GBIF at http://www.gbif.org/dataset/3287044c-8c48-4ad6-81d4-4908071bc8db and the MNHN at http://science.mnhn.fr/institution/mnhn/collection/my/item/search/form.

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Average number of specimens per lot in the MNHN-MY dataset. (Entries up to 27.01.2015)
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Figure 6: Average number of specimens per lot in the MNHN-MY dataset. (Entries up to 27.01.2015)

Mentions: It is, however, highly probable that the number of specimens from metropolitan France is over-represented in the dataset, compared to the whole collection. The same phenomenon is observed when interpreting the average number of specimen per lot, as depicted on Figure 6. With the exception of a few countries, the average number of specimen per lot is relatively low (average of 4.049 specimens per lot for the non-French specimens). Also, in the distribution of the type lots, France tends to be still over-represented in the dataset, though less markedly so (see Figure 7). This due to the fact that even though France is not a “hot spot” for myriapod biodiversity, it has been and still is an intensively studied area by the specialists working on the collection.


The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection (MY) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN, Paris).

Bras GL, Geoffroy JJ, Albenga L, Mauriès JP - Zookeys (2015)

Average number of specimens per lot in the MNHN-MY dataset. (Entries up to 27.01.2015)
© Copyright Policy - creative-commons-attribution
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4591600&req=5

Figure 6: Average number of specimens per lot in the MNHN-MY dataset. (Entries up to 27.01.2015)
Mentions: It is, however, highly probable that the number of specimens from metropolitan France is over-represented in the dataset, compared to the whole collection. The same phenomenon is observed when interpreting the average number of specimen per lot, as depicted on Figure 6. With the exception of a few countries, the average number of specimen per lot is relatively low (average of 4.049 specimens per lot for the non-French specimens). Also, in the distribution of the type lots, France tends to be still over-represented in the dataset, though less markedly so (see Figure 7). This due to the fact that even though France is not a “hot spot” for myriapod biodiversity, it has been and still is an intensively studied area by the specialists working on the collection.

Bottom Line: This collection, which is of key historic importance, represents the results of two centuries of myriapod and onychophoran studies.None of the occurrences are yet georeferenced.Access to the dataset via the data portals of the MNHN and the GBIF has been made possible through the e-ReColNat project (ANR-11-INBS-0004).

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Direction des collections, Unité de gestion des collections Arthropodes terrestres, CP 49/50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France ; Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, équipe e-ReColNAt, CP 49/50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France.

ABSTRACT
The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection dataset inventories the occurrence records of the collection of myriapods and onychophorans in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. The dataset currently consists of 202 lots of onychophorans, representing all of those present, and almost ten thousand (9 795) lots of myriapods, representing 33 to 40% of the MNHN Myriapoda collection. This collection, which is of key historic importance, represents the results of two centuries of myriapod and onychophoran studies. The sources of the collection are worldwide, with a high representation for metropolitan France for the myriapods. None of the occurrences are yet georeferenced. Access to the dataset via the data portals of the MNHN and the GBIF has been made possible through the e-ReColNat project (ANR-11-INBS-0004). The Myriapoda and Onychophora collection of MNHN is actively expanding, hence both the collection and dataset are in continuous growth. The dataset can be accessed through the portals of GBIF at http://www.gbif.org/dataset/3287044c-8c48-4ad6-81d4-4908071bc8db and the MNHN at http://science.mnhn.fr/institution/mnhn/collection/my/item/search/form.

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