Recordset

Search Recordset

Axel W. Erikssons African Bird Collection at Vänersborg Museum

Specimen Records: 1,000
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2016-02-19

Birds in Axel W. Eriksson collection was collected in South-Western Africa during 1867-1887. The birds are mainly collected by Axel W. Eriksson himself, with the exception of a few specimens collected by Charles John Andersson. The geographical range of the collection includes present-day Namibia, Angola, South Africa and Botswana. Eriksson's operations took place at the Omaruru trading station in central Namibia, which he established in 1869. From Omaruru, a large number of trade expeditions took place in the 1870s and 80s, a trade that mainly comprised of weapons, ivory, ostrich feathers and cattle. Most of the zoological collections were carried out during these trade expeditions. The collected material was stored in Omaruru in special magazines designed to withstand damage from e.g. insects before being transferred to Vänersborg's museum. Although birds dominate Eriksson's zoological collections, they also include bird eggs, mammals and insects. The collection presented in this dataset contains around 1000 birds. During the time of collection, Axel W Eriksson labeled each bird with its Latin name, the color of the bird's eyes, sex, location and date of collection. The extensive bird collection, of great importance for the founding and establishment of Vänersborg museum, was donated to the city of Vänersborg in 1883 by Axel Eriksson. It was mounted by the renowned taxidermist Gustav Kolthoff (1845-1913). Zoological collections from Eriksson have also been donated to the South African Museum in Cape Town, the British Museum of Natural History in London, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Gothenburg Museum of Natural History and the Universities of Lund and Uppsala.

Contacts

Name Manash Shah
RoleDatabase Developer
Emailmanash.shah@nrm.se
Name Ann-Charlott Öberg
RoleCurator
Emailann-charlott.oberg@vgregion.se
Name Ann-Charlott Öberg
RoleCurator
Emailann-charlott.oberg@vgregion.se
Name Anders Telenius
RoleNode manager
Emailanders.telenius@nrm.se
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
dwc_datasetid_added  i969
96.9
dwc_family_added  i969
96.9
dwc_order_added  i969
96.9
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i969
96.9
dwc_taxonid_added  i969
96.9
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i969
96.9
dwc_taxonrank_added  i969
96.9
gbif_canonicalname_added  i969
96.9
gbif_genericname_added  i969
96.9
gbif_taxon_corrected  i969
96.9
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i938
93.8
gbif_vernacularname_added  i937
93.7
gbif_reference_added  i932
93.2
dwc_multimedia_added  i885
88.5
dwc_continent_added  i710
71
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i710
71
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i176
17.6
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i120
12
dwc_genus_replaced  i85
8.5
taxon_match_failed  i46
4.6
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i14
1.4
dwc_specificepithet_added  i7
0.7
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i2
0.2
specimen list