Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Reptile collection

Latest version published by Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on Jan 25, 2021 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has about 45,000 reptilian specimens, and type material for 183 species. The majority of the specimens were collected by Gaston François de Witte during his missions to the national parks in Congo. Philippe Kok has also put together a fine collection of reptiles from Guyana. Biologist Olivier Pauwels has added material to the South East Asia and Gabon collections, and his colleagues Benoit Mys, J. Swerts and Jan Hulselmans have contributed a significant collection of reptile species from Papua New Guinea. The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Reptilia collection contains 19645 digitised specimens of 2513 taxa. The following classes are included: Amphibia Linnaeus, 1758, Reptilia Laurenti, 1768

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 21,963 records. 1 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)
    21963
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    69841

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

natural history collection; RBINS; DaRWIN; Reptilia; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Olivier Pauwels
curator
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences - Department of Scientific Heritage Service Vautierstraat 29 1000 Brussels BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Biodiversity and Ecological Data and Information Centre - Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Biodiversity and Ecological Data and Information Centre - Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences Vautierstraat 29 1000 Brussels BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Thomas Vandenberghe
Data manager
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences Vautierstraat 29 1000 Brussels BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Patrick Semal
Head of Section Scientific Heritage
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences Vautierstraat 29 1000 Brussels BE

Geographic Coverage

Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bounding Coordinates South West [-55.317, -153.4], North East [55.333, 179.317]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Amphibia Linnaeus, 1758, Reptilia Laurenti, 1768

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1838-01-01 / 2017-12-25