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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Invertebrate Collection

Specimen Records: 254,268
Media Records: 1,174
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2019-03-16

Established in 1938, the Division of Invertebrates is in charge of all invertebrate groups except insects and other non-marine arthropods. The first curator of this Division was Fritz Haas, formerly of the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Haas (1938 - 1969) and his successor Alan Solem (1957 - 1990) built massive mollusk collections, particularly strong in unionid bivalves and terrestrial snails, reflecting their respective research interests. Current curators Rüdiger Bieler (1990 -) and Janet Voight (1990 -) focus their research and collection-building on marine molluscan groups. The varied curatorial research interests, the collecting efforts of past and present collections managers (e.g., John Slapcinsky and Jochen Gerber), and acquisitions of private collections and "orphan collections"

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Janeen Jones
RoleAssistant Collections Manager
Emailjjones@fieldmuseum.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
  • 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
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88.497
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86.802
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86.802
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86.802
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86.802
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86.802
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86.802
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86.758
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83.775
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59.195
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54.593
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40.897
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37.738
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25.619
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15.685
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15.135
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10.254
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7.59
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5.117
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2.133
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0.894
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0.028
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0.002
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0.002
rev_geocode_both_sign  i4
0.002
rev_geocode_flip  i2
0.001
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i1
0
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