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Occurrence data of bee flies housed within the Natural History collection, Invertebrate Zoology Section, National Museums of Kenya

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Feb 5, 2020 National Museums of Kenya

Occurrence data of bee flies specimens at the natural history collection of the National museums of Kenya is presented. It comprises of both historical and current data. The taxonomic information is not up-to-date as the collection was not checked by an expert of the African species prior to publishing. Data was mined from the specimen labels into excel spreadsheets as provided by GBIF, georeferenced using Geolocate and validated using GBIF Data Validator.

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 971 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.

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Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 581f48a5-534b-4948-ac09-bde34b23f7e7.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence; Diptera; Bombyliidae; Bee flies; Pollinators; Conservation; Digitization; National Museums of Kenya; Invertebrate Zoology; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Josiah Achieng
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Esther Wangui Mwangi
Biodiversity Informatics
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

The specimens are from different places in the African continent

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.461, -19.688], North East [37.719, 53.438]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Diptera (Bee Flies)

Project Data

Occurrence data of bee flies specimens at the natural history collection of the National museums of Kenya is presented. It comprises of both historical and current data. The taxonomic information is not up-to-date as the collection was not checked by an expert of the African species prior to publishing. Data was mined from the specimen labels into excel spreadsheets as provided by GBIF, georeferenced using Geolocate and validated using GBIF Data Validator.

Title The Pollinator Information Network for Sub-Saharan Two-Winged Insects
Funding JRS Biodiversity Foundation - (PIN-DIP)
Study Area Description The specimens are from the natural history collection of the National Museums of Kenya collected from different regions in the African continent
Design Description Specimen label data was collected into excel spread sheets following the required standards

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Josiah Achieng

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 581f48a5-534b-4948-ac09-bde34b23f7e7
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=bomby