This dataset contains a list of all the bird skeletons, partial skeletons, and skulls in the modern Osteological Collections at the University Museum of Bergen in Bergen, Norway, and associated information such as provenance data and measurements (if available). The material has been collected between the late 19th century and now. The main geographical focus of the collection is Norway and Scandinavia, but the collection also contains specimens from other countries.
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 4,049 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.
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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Meijer H J (2023). Bird skeletons in the modern Osteological Collections at the University Museum of Bergen. Version 1.9. University of Bergen. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=osteologi_birds&v=1.9
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Bergen. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4f059695-36d9-4313-a27e-38e58ed0660c. University of Bergen publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.
Occurrence; birds; Aves; osteology; skeleton; skull; Specimen
The main focus of this collection is Norway and Scandinavia, but it contains specimens of other areas as well.
|South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]
All bird skeletons, partial skeletons and skulls were identified to species level.
|Start Date / End Date
|1850-01-01 / 2023-01-01
|Bird skeletons in the modern Osteological Collections at the University Museum of Bergen
|Specimen preservation methods