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LACM Invertebrate Paleontology

Latest version published by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Aug 22, 2018 Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The LACM Invertebrate Paleontology collection is the fifth largest in the country, with an estimated 6-7 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. 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)
    1001
  • Multimedia 
    1304

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 (141 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:

Hendy A, Mertz W (2018): LACM Invertebrate Paleontology. v1.3. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-ip&v=1.3

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 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

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f0a7ca6e-8da6-4629-97bd-0368705a4d6b.  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

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

Contacts

Who created the resource:

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

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

Austin Hendy
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database 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, and the majority are from California.

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
Living Time Period Pleistocene
Living Time Period Pliocene
Living Time Period Cretaceous

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f0a7ca6e-8da6-4629-97bd-0368705a4d6b
http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-ip