Dating back to the 1800s, the Canadian Museum of Nature's Crustacea Collection contains specimens associated with the exploration and development of Canada. Gammaridea, Caprellidea, Isopoda, Hyperiidea, and Mysidacea are the major groups found in the collection, which totals ca. 176,000 lots. The Amphipoda representation is particularly substantial as a result of the many years of research by Dr. Edward L. Bousfield
The collection was established in late 1800 and continues to the present.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
The Canadian Museum of Nature Crustacea Collection includes members from the following taxa:
Copepoda, Ostracoda, Amphipoda and Isopoda.
The primary geographic representation is North America (not exclusively), with emphasis on Canada, including Canadian Arctic. A large proportion of the taxa are marine (Northeast Pacific, Arctic and Northwest Atlantic).
The western most extent of the collection is: -180.000000°
The eastern most extent of the collection is: -28.125000°
The northern most extent of the collection is: 83.026000°
The southern most extent of the collection is: 2.811000°
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Crustacea Collection is 176,000.
Of these 59,780 are databased. This represents 34.0 % of the collection.
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Metadata last updated on 2018-08-02 11:09:05.0
Digitised records available through the Atlas
The Canadian Museum of Nature Crustacea Collection has an estimated 176,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 34.0 % of these (59,780 records).
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