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University of California Museum of Paleontology

Latest version published by Berkeley Natural History Museums on Oct 19, 2017 Berkeley Natural History Museums

The mission of the University of California Museum of Paleontology is to investigate and promote the understanding of the history of life and the diversity of the Earth's biota through research and education.

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 457,140 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)
    457140
  • Multimedia 
    26366

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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 457,140 records in English (12 MB) - Update frequency: weekly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Berkeley Natural History Museums. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 58d0f326-2e85-4d0a-a744-571461220f00.  Berkeley Natural History Museums publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Joyce Gross
Programmer
UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Patricia Holroyd
Museum Scientist
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley California US 510-642-3733
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
Diane Erwin
Senior Museum Scientist for Paleobotany
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley California US 510-642-3921
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
Erica Clites
Museum Scientist for Invertebrate Paleontology
University of California Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-4780 Berkeley California US
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Joyce Gross
Programmer
UC Berkeley Natural History Museums

Taxonomic Coverage

The University of California collections covers all the kingdoms of life and is organized into four main subdivisions, Protists and Prokaryotes (microfossils), paleobotany (plants), vertebrate paleontology (vertebrate animals), and invertebrate paleontology (animals lacking a backbone).

Kingdom  Animalia (animals),  Plantae (plants),  Fungi (fungi),  Eubacteria (prokaryotes),  Archaebacteria (prokaryotes),  Protista (eukaryotes)

Additional Metadata

This resource provides access to data in the University of California Museum of Paleontology collections. We update taxonomy and check specimen identifications and associated information, but outdated names, mistaken identifications, and erroneous localities inevitably occur. We urge investigators to verify all data by direct examination of the specimens, and we appreciate notification of discrepancies (ucmp_data@uclink.berkeley.edu). Investigators are strongly encouraged to personally verify data before using it as a basis for publication. For additional information, see <a href=http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html>VertNet Norms for Data Use and Publication</a>.

Alternative Identifiers 58d0f326-2e85-4d0a-a744-571461220f00
http://bnhmipt.berkeley.edu/ipt/resource?r=ucmp