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LACM Invertebrate Paleontology

Latest version published on May 21, 2018
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The Invertebrate Paleontology department of the Natural LACMIP LogoHistory Museum of Los Angeles (LACMIP) houses fossils of animals that lack a backbone (non-vertebrates), such as arthropods (e.g., crabs and shrimps), molluscs (e.g., clams and snails), echinoderms (e.g., sand dollars and sear urchins, and corals. The Invertebrate Paleontology department also houses collections of ichnofossils (traces of previously living organisms. These may include track ways, burrows, borings, and coprolites (fecal pellets). Invertebrates comprise 95% of Earth’s biodiversity and include about 30 different phyla.

The LACMIP collections are the fifth largest in the country, with an estimated 4-6 million specimens. These collections span the Phanerozoic, but represent the world’s largest collection of Cretaceous-Cenozoic mollusks from the Pacific Rim. The collection has grown through a century of research by NHM staff, but has also brought together important former collections from the California Institute of Technology, California State University Northridge, University of California Los Angeles, and University of Southern California.

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 1,001 records.

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 1,001 records in English (76 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mertz W, Hendy A (2018): LACM Invertebrate Paleontology. v1.1. Ninguna organización. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-ip&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Eastern Pacific Invertebrate Communities of the Cenozoic; Cretaceous Seas of California; Fossil Insect Collaborative

Contacts

Who created the resource:

William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Austin Hendy
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Austin Hendy
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who filled in the metadata:

William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
Austin Hendy
Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Love

Geographic Coverage

The LACMIP collection has a global scope, with the most coverage in North America and Europe. Approximately 72% of collecting localities are in the United States.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Arthropoda (arthropods),  Mollusca (Molluscs),  Echinodermata (Echinoderms)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period Phanerozoic

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-ip