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A checklist of termites (Isoptera) of Kenya in the Zoological Collection of the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Oct 16, 2017 National Museums of Kenya

A checklist of historical records of termites (Isoptera) specimen archived at invertebrate collection, zoology department of National Museums of Kenya (NMK) in Nairobi. The species presented are from various localities within Kenya.

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 82 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 82 records in English (5 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (12 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 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:

Nyandiala A, Njoroge L (2017): A checklist of termites (Isoptera) of Kenya in the Zoological Collection of the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi. v1.2. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Checklist. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=isoptera_i&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: 2daac035-1224-451e-a8ff-083dac9a6f31.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Checklist; Isoptera; Termites; Digitization; Specimen; National Museums of Kenya; Zoological Department; Derived from ccurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

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

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anne Nyandiala
Laboratory Assistant
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist, Head of Section
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Anne Nyandiala
Laboratory Assistant
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

The species were collected from various localities within Kenya.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-4.741, 33.838], North East [5.047, 41.836]

Taxonomic Coverage

The invertebrates are from the infraorder isoptera with four families (Kalotermitidae, Hodotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae).

Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Order  Isoptera
Family  Kalotermitidae,  Hodotermitidae,  Rhinotermitidae,  Termitidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1949-01-01 / 2015-01-01

Project Data

The National Museums of Kenya is currently very keen on the digitization of its biocollections especially the natural history collections. The digitized specimens can then be used to make informed decisions in conservation issues and policy making.

Title The digitization of specimen in Invertebrate Collection, Zoology Department of the National Museums of Kenya.
Funding National Museums of Kenya
Study Area Description The specimens were collected from various localities in Kenya.
Design Description The specimens were first assigned a unique identifier referred to as a catalogue number. The specimen data was then captured in excel spreadsheets. The data was cleaned and aligned to the Darwin core standards before being submitted for upload through the National Museums of Kenya GBIF IPT.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Anne Nyandiala

Collection Data

Collection Name Invertebrates
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Count 28 +/- 10 boxes

Additional Metadata

Wanyonyi, K., Darlington, J. P. E. C., & Bagine, R. K. N. (1984). Checklist of the species of termites (Isoptera) recorded from East Africa. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum, 181, 1-10.

Purpose The specimens were digitized to help in understanding their distribution across Kenya. For easy access in the collection and public consumption through open access database.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=isoptera_i