University of Guelph Insect Collection (DEBU)

Latest version published by University of Guelph on Aug 29, 2017 University of Guelph

The University of Guelph Insect Collection has its roots in the insect collection of the Entomological Society of Ontario, founded in 1863. It is the oldest insect collection in Canada and was, in effect, Canada's national insect collection before there was a Canada and before the establishment of the Canadian National Collection in Ottawa. Although our current collection of just over two million specimens is relatively small by world standards, the University of Guelph Insect Collection remains one of North America's most important heritage insect collections, and is Canada's third or fourth largest insect collection. It is the best collection of Ontario insects, including many irreplaceable specimens of extirpated species.

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 124,062 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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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Guelph Insect Collection (DEBU) from University of Guelph. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/4pp2vt5a (accessed on [date])

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Guelph. 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: 103fa8e2-5be7-402c-b147-708d0755d9b0.  University of Guelph publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; DEBU; University of Guelph Insect Collection; Canadensys; Canada; Ontario; collection; specimens

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/debu-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/103fa8e2-5be7-402c-b147-708d0755d9b0 UTF-8 HTML
University of Guelph Insect Collection (DEBU)http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/ UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Steven Paiero
Acting Curator
University of Guelph N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52582

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Steve Marshall
Collection Director
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52582
http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/index.htm

Who filled in the metadata:

Steve Paiero
Acting Curator
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52582

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Steven Paieros
Acting Curator
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario CA
Publisher
University of Guelph
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario CA

Geographic Coverage

The University of Guelph Insect Collection houses material from around the world with an emphasis on the Ontario insect fauna, and the Nearctic and Neotropical Diptera.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 103fa8e2-5be7-402c-b147-708d0755d9b0
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=debu-specimens