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Invertebrates of the river Tana Basin in Kenya available at the National Museums of Kenya's Natural History Collections, Invertebrates Zoology Section

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jul 12, 2019 National Museums of Kenya

The occurrence data of invertebrates of the river Tana basin in Kenya comprising of historical records at the natural history collection of the National museums of Kenya. The data includes both aquatic and terrestrial records. The taxonomic information may not be up-to-date as some of the families presented were not checked by experts prior to digitization and publishing. Data was mined from the specimen labels into excel spreadsheets.

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 5,408 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 5,408 records in English (61 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Njoroge L, Magoma V, Mwangi E W, Atieno D (2019): Invertebrates of the river Tana Basin in Kenya available at the National Museums of Kenya's Natural History Collections, Invertebrates Zoology Section. v1.0. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=tanabasin&v=1.0

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: e3a63db5-e90f-4205-bafe-60f5d8fd28a5.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence; River Tana; Insects; Invertebrates; Conservation; Specimen Digitization; National Museums of Kenya; Natural History Collections; Invertebrate Zoology section.; Specimen; Coleoptera;

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Laban Njoroge
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Violet Magoma
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi
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
Dorothy Atieno
Research Intern
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 General spatial coverage is Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.174, -17.93], North East [37.719, 51.328]

Taxonomic Coverage

A collection of Anthropoda

Order  Anthropoda (Beetles)

Project Data

No Description available

Title Developing a Freshwater Biodiversity Information System for the Tana River Basin, Kenya, for Improved Ecosystem Management and Development Planning
Identifier 60704 JRS-NMK
Funding JRS Biodiversity Foundation
Study Area Description The specimens are from the natural history collection of the National Museums of Kenya collected along the river Tana basin from the source to the delta just before the sea. The study area includes the counties of Nyeri, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Embu, Tharaka, Meru, Machakos, Kitui, Garissa, Tana River and Lamu.
Design Description Specimen label data was collected into excel spread sheets following GBIF Standard

The personnel involved in the project:

User
Dorothy Atieno
User
Violet Magoma

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=tanabasin