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Species data of Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda and Bivalvia) mobilized from the Zoological Collection of National Museums of Kenya, and Literature

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Apr 30, 2018 National Museums of Kenya

Species data of Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda and Bivalvia) of Kenya mobilized from the Zoological Collection of National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi and Literature

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 24 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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Data as a DwC-A file download 24 records in English (5 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

National Museums of Kenya, invertebrates collections (Molluscs), Brown, D. S. (1994) Freshwater Snails of Africa and their Medical Importance. Revised 2nd edition. Taylor & Francis, Van Damme, D., Ghamizi, M., Seddon, M., Kristensen, T.K., Stensgaard, A.-S., Budha, P.B. & Dutta, J. 2012. Haitia acuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T155538A732330. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T155538A732330.en. Downloaded on 26 August 2017, Kristensen, T. K (1987). A field guide to African freshwater snails. 2. East African Species Second Edition. Charlottenlund, Denmark , Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A.S. and Appleton, C. 2010. Cleopatra ferruginea, Lange, C. N., Madsen, H., Kristensen, T. K. (2013). Gastropod diversity, distribution and abundance in habitats with and without anthropogenic disturbances in Lake Victoria, Kenya. African Journal of aquatic sciences 38(3): 295--304., Van Damme, D. & Lange, C. 2017. Ceratophallus kisumiensis. (amended version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T44230A110777002. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T44230A110777002.en. Downloaded on 21 August 2017

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8999d827-8711-42aa-99d0-b88f59a7e28a.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Checklist of Freshwater Snails; Gastropoda; Bivalvia of Kenya; Freshwater Snails mobilized from the Zoological Collection of National Museums of Kenya; Nairobi; Freshwater Snails Literature; Inventory regional

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Dr Charles N Lange
Deputy Director Environmental Planning and Research
National Environmental Management Authority 67839 00200 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://nema.go.ke
Wilson Busienei
Principal Research Officer
National Environmental Management Authority 67839 00200 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://nema.go.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dr Charles N Lange
Deputy Director Environmental Planning and Research
National Environmental Management Authority 67839 00200 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://nema.go.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Dr Charles N Lange
Deputy Director Environmental Planning and Research
National Environmental Management Authority 67839 00200 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://nema.go.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

Spatial coverage includes Kenya and other African Countries

Bounding Coordinates South West [-37.44, -18.281], North East [37.44, 52.383]

Taxonomic Coverage

Historical records of freshwater snails species and specimens data at the National Museums of Kenya

Order  Gastropoda (Freshwater Snails),  Bivalvia (Freshwater Snails)

Project Data

Species dataset of freshwater snails (Gastropoda and Bivalve) housed at the historical records of the Zoological Collection of National Museums of Kenya (NMK) in Nairobi updated with information from literature is provided to present the checklist of freshwater snails of Kenya. A total of 57 species of freshwater snails (gastropods) are presented accompanied with information on conservation status and countries of distribution. Two bivalves’ datasets are also presented. Among the 59 species of molluscs presented, the freshwater snails’ collections at the National Museums of Kenya recorded 24 species while the rest of the species information was mobilized from literature. Among the species names mobilized from the collection of the National Museums of Kenya, at least 7 species comprise of material from other countries and not Kenyan fauna. This suggest that the Kenyan freshwater snails (gastropods) comprise of about 50 species. One species is an alien invasive. At least four species are listed Critically Endangered and four others Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened animals. Majority are though listed as Least Concern. The project was funded by the European Union through GBIF to mobilize freshwater snails information housed at Zoological collection of the National Museums of Kenya and literature.

Title Mobilizing freshwater snails’ biodiversity datasets for advancing biodiversity knowledge access, conservation and human wellbeing in Kenya
Identifier BID-AF2015-0045-SMA
Funding European Union through GBIF
Study Area Description Dry and wet preserved collection within the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) and literature searches
Design Description Species and specimens data captured in spreadsheets. Data aligned to the Darwin core standards before publishing through the National Museum’s of Kenya IPT.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Dr Charles N Lange

Collection Data

Collection Name Freshwater snails
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8999d827-8711-42aa-99d0-b88f59a7e28a
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=nmk_snails