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Insect Collection from the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon on Sep 30, 2014 National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon

The Entomological collection of the National Museum of Natural History and Science, of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, comprises over 33 000 accessions, corresponding to about 66 000 specimens. The collection was restarted in the 1980s, after a fire destroyed most of the museum’s zoological collections in 1978. The destruction of the collection registries during the fire has made impossible to know exactly what was lost. The collection is currently composed mainly of donations from other institutions and private collectors. The most important of which is the Mendoça collection, comprising over 13 000 specimens. This donation contributed significantly to enhance the representation of the Portuguese entomofauna. In addition, from 1997 to 2003, several campaigns through the Portuguese territory were undertaken by the museum to increase the collection and its representation (ca. 11 000 accessions). The collection remains in constant growth (ca. 6% in 2013), as a substantial number of specimens are still on the process of preparation and cataloguing. In the last years the catalogue has been under digitization, data review, enrichment and validation. It is now completely digitized and over 90% (more than 30 000 accessions) have been validated.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Nacional Museum of Natural History and Science (2014). Catalogue of the Insect Collection (MB07), 30513 accessions. http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 79673413-746f-48f2-bd8a-7cf27807317e.  National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; PreservedSpecimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Luis Filipe Lopes
Insect and spider collections curator
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT 00351213921855
http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luis Filipe Lopes
Insect and spider collections curator
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT 00351213921855
http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis Filipe Lopes
Insect and spider collections curator
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT 00351213921855
http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Luis Filipe Lopes
Insect and spider collections curator
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT 00351213921855
http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Author
Alexandra Marçal Correia
Researcher
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT
Author
Artur Almaça
Assistente Operacional
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT
Author
Maria João Verdasca
Fellowship in Management of Science and Technology
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon PT
Author
Pedro Brito Silva
Collaborator

Geographic Coverage

The collection includes specimens from 67 countries all over the world, but mostly from Portugal (with over 25 000 accessions) and some African countries, namelly Guinea-Bissau (over 1700 accessions), Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (over 1300 accessions each) and Mozambique (over 1000 accessions).

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

This collection contains specimens from the Subphylum Hexapoda, mainly from the Class Insecta, but also contains specimens from the three Orders (Collembola, Diplura, Protura) of the Class Entognatha. The insect orders represented are Archaeognatha, Blattodea, Coleoptera, Dermaptera, Diptera, Embioptera, Ephemeroptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Mantodea, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Odonata, Orthoptera, Phasmatodea, Phthiraptera, Plecoptera, Psocoptera, Siphonaptera, Thysanoptera, Trichoptera, Thysanura. The best represented Orders are: Coleoptera (over 10500 accessions), Hemiptera (over 7800 accessions), Lepidoptera (over 5900 accessions), Hymenoptera (over 2700 accessions), Orthoptera (over 2100 accessions), Diptera (over 2000 accessions). Specimens are determined to the: Order (over 24 500 accessions), Family (over 2500 accessions), Genus (over 2100 accessions) and Species (3739 accessions) and Subspecies (247 accessions).

Subphylum  Hexapoda
Class  Insecta (Insect),  Entognatha

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1889-01-01 / 2014-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Natural history collection data management and integration at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Funding Post-doctoral fellowship awarded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Technologia (Portugal), with the reference number SFRH/BPD/84478/2012
Study Area Description Natural history collection data magament
Design Description Production and validation of natural colletion data, data and specimen digitization, database management and validation and data publishing.

The personnel involved in the project:

Editor
Luis Filipe Lopes

Sampling Methods

This dataset contains data from an insect collection that includes specimens from many different origins and studies. There was not a common sampling method for all the specimens. Information regarding the sampling protocol is included at individual specimen level, when the information exists.

Study Extent This dataset contains data from an insect collection that includes specimens from many different origins and studies. Includes data from scientific/biodiversity studies as well as specimens from occasional collection.
Quality Control After the catalog was digitised it was submitted to a thorough general revision and data validation. Some of the catalog entries were not included in the dataset due to the lack of minimal data. If this data is retrieved these will be included in future updates of the dataset.
Step Description 1 No information is available at the moment.

Collection Data

Collection Name Insect Collection of the National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Collection Identifier http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1391560&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Parent Collection Identifier http://www.mnhnc.ulisboa.pt/portal/page?_pageid=418,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Curatorial Units Between 4,900 and 5,000 jars, with 70% ethanol ,  Between 10 and 30 Microscopic preparation ,  Between 25,500 and 25,600 dried, most pinned

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Bolívar, I. 1889. Ortópteros de Africa del Museo de Lisboa. Jornal de sciências mathemáticas, physicas e naturaes (Ser. 2) (J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. , Lisboa (Ser. 2)) 1(2):90
  2. FERNANDES, José de Almeida (1959) - Tipos entomológicos do Museu Bocage. Revista Portuguesa de Zoologia e Biologia Geral, Museu Bocage, UL, Lisboa, 2 (1-2): 37-50. http://www.arca.museus.ul.pt/ArcaSite/obj/pubsZoo/MNHNL-0001548-MB-DOC-web.PDF
  3. Cartaxana A, Correia A M, Carvalho D, Lopes LF (2014). O papel das coleções de história natural no estudo e conservação de invertebrados. Ecologi@ 7: 15-21. http://speco.fc.ul.pt/revistaecologia_7_art_1_1.html

Additional Metadata

Purpose Make the collçection data acessible to the scientific community.
Alternative Identifiers http://gbifipt.museus.ul.pt/resource.do?r=muhnacinsectcollection