Robert Forsyth Terrestrial Gastropods Collection

Latest version published by New Brunswick Museum on Oct 22, 2018 New Brunswick Museum

The terrestrial molluscan fauna of Canada includes about 200 species in total, with centres of diversity on the west coast (British Columbia) and in southwest Ontario. Populations of many species of land snails and slugs (including most range-edge species) are believed at-risk due to habitat loss. The group has been long neglected in Canada and largely overlooked by efforts to conserve Canada‘s biodiversity. Since almost 30 years Robert Forsyth and associate collectors across Canada provide occurrence information of species and feed this collection of species observations and specimens that is much needed by federal and provincial government conservation programs and will be useful for academia.

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 48 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:

Forsyth R, Nicolai A (2018): Robert Forsyth Terrestrial Gastropods Collection. v1.0. New Brunswick Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.5886/bddwaa

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is New Brunswick Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7a2e6fb2-8e8c-436e-a1fb-520fcf20deab.  New Brunswick Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Robert Forsyth
Research Associate
New Brunswick Museum 1890 McKinley Court V2E 2L9 Kamloops British Columbia CA
http://www.mollus.ca
Annegret Nicolai
Researcher
EcoBio - UMR6553, Université Rennes 1 Station Biologique de Paimpont 35380 Paimpont FR +33 2 99 61 81 74
https://ecobio.univ-rennes1.fr/personnel.php?qui=Annegret_Nicolai

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Robert Forsyth
Research Associate
New Brunswick Museum 1890 McKinley Court V2E 2L9 Kamloops British Columbia CA
http://www.mollus.ca
Annegret Nicolai
Researcher
EcoBio - UMR 6553, Université Rennes 1 Station Biologique de Paimpont 35380 Paimpont FR +33 2 99 61 81 74
https://ecobio.univ-rennes1.fr/personnel.php?qui=Annegret_Nicolai

Who filled in the metadata:

Annegret Nicolai
Researcher
EcoBio - UMR 6553, Université Rennes 1 Station Biologique de Paimpont 35380 Paimpont FR +33 2 99 61 81 74
https://ecobio.univ-rennes1.fr/personnel.php?qui=Annegret_Nicolai

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Robert Forsyth
Research Associate
New Brunswick Museum 1890 McKinley Court V2E 2L9 Kamloops British Columbia CA
http://www.mollus.ca
Author
Annegret Nicolai
Researcher
EcoBio - UMR6553, Université Rennes 1 Station Biologique de Paimpont 35380 Paimpont British Columbia FR +33 2 99 61 81 74
https://ecobio.univ-rennes1.fr/personnel.php?qui=Annegret_Nicolai

Geographic Coverage

Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.509, -142.207], North East [77.466, -50.625]

Taxonomic Coverage

All terrestrial gastropods were identified to family, genus, species or subspecies.

Class  Gastropoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2014-09-24 / 2016-08-25

Sampling Methods

Meandering transect: visual search along a transect of random shape and length within the study area; Visual search: visual search within a sub-site of 1-2 m2; Litter sample: 1L of leaf litter sampled within a sub-site of 1-2 m2 that is later searched for gastropods

Study Extent Sites: natural or semi-natural areas in Canada; Frequency: once to several times
Quality Control Methods used allow producing occurrence data, but not abundance data

Method step description:

  1. 1) in-situ sampling; 2) ex-situ sorting of samples; 3) identification of specimens; 4) verification using literature, museum specimens, current distribution information

Additional Metadata

Forsyth RG, Nicolai AN (2018) Guppya sterkii (Dall, 1888) (Gastropoda, Eupulmonata, Euconulidae) in eastern Ontario, Canada. Check List 14 (4) 579–583. https://doi.org/10.15560/14.4.579

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/bddwaa
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=gasteropods-specimens