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Occurrence data of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Zoological collection of National Museums of Kenya

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jun 7, 2018 National Museums of Kenya

A set of historical records of specimens of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) housed at the Zoological collection of National Museums of Kenya (NMK) in Nairobi is presented in a digitized format

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 3,216 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 3,216 records in English (35 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (13 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:

Odanga J, Njoroge L, Fisher B, Monda L, Anale J, Peters M, Mwachala G, Obwang'i H, Mwangi E (2017): Occurrence data of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Zoological collection of National Museums of Kenya. v1.9. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=nmk_ants_data&v=1.9

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: 63cccd67-894b-4901-aed2-8c05ad4ba390.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence data; Ants; Formicidae; Kenya; Digitization; Specimen; Ants; Formicidae

Contacts

Who created the resource:

James Odanga
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Laban Njoroge
Head of Section Invertebrate Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Brian Fisher
Curator of Entomology
California Academy of Sciences California San Francisco US
http://www.calacademy.org
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Jairus Anale
Intern
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Marcell Peters
Lecturer
University of Würzburg Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg DE
http://www.zoo3.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/startseite/
Geoffrey Mwachala
Chief of Research
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Hexekiah Obwang'i
Intern
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya BOX 40658 00100 NAIROBI Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

James Odanga
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
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
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

Various localities within Kenya

Bounding Coordinates South West [-4.82, 33.88], North East [5.06, 41.95]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Formicidae (Ants)

Project Data

A set of historical records of specimens of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) housed at the Zoological collection of National Museums of Kenya (NMK) in Nairobi is presented in a digitized format

Title African Insect Atlas
Identifier BID-AF2015-0134-REG
Funding GBIF/ EU
Study Area Description Various localities within Kenya

The personnel involved in the project:

Originator
Mr Laban Njoroge

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 63cccd67-894b-4901-aed2-8c05ad4ba390
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=nmk_ants_data