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Occurrence data of Hover flies available at the National Museums of Kenya's Natural History collection, Invertebrates Zoology Section.

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jul 13, 2019 National Museums of Kenya

occurrence data of hover flies specimens at the natural history collection of the National museums of Kenya. This comprises of both historical and current data. The taxonomic information is up-to-date as the entire collection was 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 3,137 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 3,137 records in English (50 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

Njoroge L, Mwangi E W, Achieng J (2019): Occurrence data of Hover flies available at the National Museums of Kenya's Natural History collection, Invertebrates Zoology Section.. v1.2. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=hover&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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: 0b43443a-2599-42c1-b7c5-f9e2ff93d449.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence; Diptera; Hover flies; Pollinators; Conservation; Specimen Digitization; National Museums of Kenya; Natural history collections; Invertebrate Zoology; Specimen; Diptera; Hover flies

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Esther Wangui Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Josiah Achieng
Data Entry Clerk
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi 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, -17.227], North East [37.719, 60.117]

Taxonomic Coverage

This is the complete occurrence data of historical records of hover flies at the natural history collections of the National Museums of Kenya. The data comprises of only dried and pinned specimens

Family  Sryphidae (Hover flies)

Project Data

This project headed by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RCMA) that seeks to address the gap for sub saharan Africa by partnering with museums in Africa to digitize and publish existing records on the group of insects known as diptera (Flies and Mosquitoes) and to increase the size and value of museum collections through field collections and by documenting pollination interaction webs for the groups.

Title The Pollinator Information Network for Sub-Saharan Two-Winged Insects
Identifier PIN-DIP
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 gbif standards

The personnel involved in the project:

User
Josiah Achieng

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 0b43443a-2599-42c1-b7c5-f9e2ff93d449
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=hover