Description

The Canadian Museum of Nature's Annelid Collection provides a good representation of marine polychaetes, freshwater leeches and oligochaetes, with more than 65,000 lots, mostly from Canada, including the Arctic regions. This included the John W. Reynolds' Earthworm Collection.

The collection was established in around 1950 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Geographic coverage mostly but not exclusively North America and surrounding waters, with strong emphasis on Canada and US (Oligochaeta and Hirudinea) and Northeast Pacific, Arctic and Northwest Atlantic (Polychaeta)

The western most extent of the collection is: -180.000000°

The eastern most extent of the collection is: -33.750000°

The northern most extent of the collection is: 83.677000°

The southern most extent of the collection is: 11.178000°

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Annelid Collection is 65,000.

Of these 4,462 are databased. This represents 6.9 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2018-08-02 11:02:06.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Canadian Museum of Nature Annelid Collection has an estimated 65,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 6.9 % of these (4,462 records).

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