NHMO DNA Bank Fish and Herptile collection

Version 1.143 published by University of Oslo on 03 October 2022 University of Oslo
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03 October 2022
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The NHMO DNA Bank Fish and Herptile collection at the Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO), Norway contains mainly fish scales collected in Norway from 1939 until present. It also contains other tissue and extracted DNA samples of fish and herptiles. Some of these have been taken from specimens in voucher collections either at NHMO or other museums, while others have been sampled from unvouchered specimens.

The collection is databased in Corema, a software that has been developed in close cooperation between the NHMO and the developer, Compositae AS (https://www.coremadb.com/). An accession generally refers to a given individual at a specific place and time; for each accession, one or more items may exist.


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Please be aware, this is an old version of the dataset.  Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Johannessen L E, Johnsen A (2022): NHMO DNA Bank Fish and Herptile collection. v1.143. University of Oslo. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=o_dna_fish_herptiles&v=1.143


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: de2875e4-6f69-460a-b8c4-ead427afd53e.  University of Oslo publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Specimen; Tissue sample; DNA extract; Fish scale; Occurrence


Arild Johnsen
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0318 Oslo
Rukaya Johaadien
Lars Erik Johannessen
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collection manager
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0318 Oslo

Geographic Coverage

Global but with a main focus on Norway

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Fish and herptiles

Class Actinoperygii, Amphibia, Cephalaspidomorphi, Holocephali, Elasmobranchii, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1876-current

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers de2875e4-6f69-460a-b8c4-ead427afd53e