Specimens from India at the NTNU University Museum in Trondheim

Latest version published by NTNU University Museum on Oct 29, 2019 NTNU University Museum

This dataset includes specimens originating from India in the natural history collections at the University Museum of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). <br /><br /><b>Animals</b>: The zoological collection includes 1 cnidarian, 122 molluscs (mostly marine), 24 birds, 4 mammals and three reptiles. These are all old specimens, presumably from the end of the 19th century or the first half of the 20th century, without collecting date. In addition, the collecting site is poorly documented, often restricted to “India” or “Indian Ocean”. There is no easy way to obtain more precise data. Data from Indian specimens in Trondheim are not previously available in the GBIF portal. <br /><br /><b>Plants</b>: The vascular plant collection has not been digitised, but random sampling suggests that it contains no specimens from India. The most interesting Indian material in Trondheim is found in the bryophyte collection, which houses the legacy of the botanist Ingebrigt Hagen (1852-1917). In the course of 2013 the bryophyte herbarium with its circa 30.000 specimens will be digitised. A random sample suggests that the number of specimens from India will be around 200. These are mostly from the Himalaya, and include relatively many type specimens (not labelled as such) which the Finnish botanist V.F. Brotherus (1849-1929) has worked on. These specimens have relatively complete collecting data. Moreover, the digitisation project in Trondheim includes the addition of the currently valid nomenclature. As an illustration of the data that become available after digitisation, an initial sample is included in this dataset.

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 154 records.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is NTNU University Museum. 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: 4359b08c-37a2-4ec9-98a5-ce4887fc3a80.  NTNU University Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Torkild Bakken
NTNU-VM Erling Skakkes gate 47 A 7491 Trondheim NO 0047 73592382
http://www.ntnu.edu/museum

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Torkild Bakken
NTNU-VM Erling Skakkes gate 47 A 7491 Trondheim NO 0047 73592382
http://www.ntnu.edu/museum

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Geographic Coverage

India

Bounding Coordinates South West [6, 65], North East [35.96, 97.35]

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Hanssen, F. (editor), Mathur, V.B., Athreya, V., Bhardwaj, R., Boumans, L., Cadman, M., Chavan, V., Ghosh, M., Lindgaard, A., Lofthus, Ø., Mehlum, F., Pandav, B., Punjabi, G.A., Talavàn, A.G., Talukdar, G., Valland, N., and Vang, R. 2014. Capacity building for Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Final report 2014: Indo- Norwegian pilot project on capacity building in biodiversity informatics for enhanced decision making, improved nature conservation and sustainable development. NINA Report.
  2. Hanssen, F., Mathur, V., Athreya, V., Bakkestuen, V., Chavan, V., Lindgaard, A., Mehlum, F., González-Talaván, A., Vang, R. & Valland, N. 2012. Capacity building for Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Progress report 2011: Indo- Norwegian pilot project on capacity building in biodiversity informatics for enhanced decision making, improved nature con- servation and sustainable development. - NINA Report 801. 24 pp. ISSN: 1504-3312. ISBN: 978-82-426-2396-6.

Additional Metadata

Much of the Norwegian natural history data has not yet been digitized, and digitization activities tend to prioritise Norwegian or Fennoscandian flora and fauna. The specimens included in this dataset will gradually be included in the museum collection database (MUSIT) and will then be removed from this dataset.

Purpose An international project in India to support capacity building in biodiversity informatics under the UN- program “Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)”. The project aims to enhance decision making and improve nature management in India.
Alternative Identifiers 4359b08c-37a2-4ec9-98a5-ce4887fc3a80
https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=india_trh