Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR)

Latest version published by Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre on Feb 19, 2016 Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

The Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR) is one of the larger Canadian university entomological collections and the second largest in Quebec. It comprises 1.5 million specimens, covering more than 20,000 species. Aquatic insects from many regions of the world are particularly well-represented. This dataset includes 38,295 digitized lots from the collection (192,000+ individuals), representing the orders Odonata, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera.

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How to cite

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Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR) from University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/qwvt63fz (accessed on [date]).

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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: ada5d0b1-07de-4dc0-83d4-e312f0fb81cb.  Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

QMOR; Ouellet-Robert entomological collection; Collection entomologique Ouellet-Robert; Université de Montréal; Canadensys; Canada; Quebec; collection; specimens; entomology; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/d/qmor-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/ada5d0b1-07de-4dc0-83d4-e312f0fb81cb UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Desmet
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA
http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterdesmet

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Colin Favret
Curator
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA 514-343-2158
http://favret.aphidnet.org

Who filled in the metadata:

David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Colin Favret
Curator
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA 514-343-2158
http://favret.aphidnet.org
Custodian Steward
Louise Cloutier
Coordonnatrice des collections
Université de Montréal Département de sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville H3C3J7 Montreal Quebec CA
Programmer
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/david-shorthouse/59/193/126
Publisher
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X2B2 Montreal Quebec CA

Geographic Coverage

Global terrestrial coverage (except Antartica). Over 90% of the specimens in this dataset are collected in Canada, of which 95% in the province Quebec.

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset includes all Odonata (25,500+) and Trichoptera (7,100+) specimens in the collection. Digitization has started for Ephemeroptera (5,500+ specimens so far), but most orders in the collection have not yet been digitized.

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals)
Order  Odonata (Dragonflies),  Trichoptera (Caddisflies),  Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1930-present

Sampling Methods

All data are manually digitized as text from specimen labels. No images were taken.

Study Extent Digitization of the Odonata, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera from the Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR).
Quality Control No legacy data were present, so all data were entered using controlled vocabularies where relevant. All fields have been checked for inconsistencies.
Step Description 1 Examine specimen and any attached/included labels.
Step Description 2 Create new record in collection database and populate fields with the information on the specimen label. Use controlled vocabularies where relevant. Determinations are recorded in a related table (included in this dataset as http://rs.gbif.org/extension/dwc/identification.xml), as are groups of individuals (e.g. 2 males, 1 female).
Step Description 3 Attach the newly generated specimen number to the physical specimen.

Collection Data

Collection Name Ouellet-Robert entomological collection
Collection Identifier QMOR
Parent Collection Identifier QMOR
Specimen preservation methods Other

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers Collection entomologique Ouellet-Robert (QMOR)
ada5d0b1-07de-4dc0-83d4-e312f0fb81cb
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=qmor-specimens