× Take our 30-second survey
The U.S. National Science Foundation and iDigBio are required to collect information on use of digitized collections-based specimen data. Please help us meet this requirement every time you use this search portal. Sustainability of the national digitization effort depends on evidence of data use! Maybe later.

Recordset

Search Recordset

NMNH Paleobiology Specimen Records

Specimen Records: 662,129
Media Records: 53,561
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-04-13

Public records from the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. These data cover accessioned specimens representing fossil invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants from all over the world and include more than 139,000 paleobiological type specimen records.

Contacts

Name Thomas Orrell
RoleBranch Chief, NMNH Informatics
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Tom Hollowell
RoleInformation Technology Specialist
Emailhollowellt@si.edu
Name Holly Little
RoleCollections Management
Emaillittleh@si.edu
Name Thomas Orrell
RoleBranch Chief, NMNH Informatics
Emailorrellt@si.edu
  • 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
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i490373
74.06
dwc_continent_added  i479166
72.367
dwc_datasetid_added  i338141
51.069
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i338141
51.069
dwc_taxonid_added  i338141
51.069
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i338141
51.069
gbif_canonicalname_added  i338141
51.069
gbif_genericname_added  i338141
51.069
gbif_taxon_corrected  i338141
51.069
dwc_taxonrank_added  i324784
49.051
dwc_family_added  i217410
32.835
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i190258
28.734
dwc_order_added  i127062
19.19
taxon_match_failed  i113906
17.203
gbif_reference_added  i107080
16.172
dwc_class_replaced  i99366
15.007
dwc_multimedia_added  i81165
12.258
geopoint_datum_missing  i68327
10.319
dwc_class_added  i60159
9.086
gbif_vernacularname_added  i57409
8.67
rev_geocode_eez  i53398
8.065
dwc_phylum_replaced  i45293
6.841
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i44165
6.67
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i38004
5.74
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i27353
4.131
dwc_genus_replaced  i25361
3.83
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i25314
3.823
dwc_phylum_added  i18344
2.77
dwc_family_replaced  i15769
2.382
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i13395
2.023
geopoint_low_precision  i12879
1.945
dwc_order_replaced  i7839
1.184
dwc_country_added  i5450
0.823
datecollected_bounds  i2885
0.436
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i2736
0.413
dwc_country_replaced  i2622
0.396
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i1941
0.293
rev_geocode_failure  i1328
0.201
rev_geocode_mismatch  i1033
0.156
dwc_kingdom_added  i691
0.104
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i569
0.086
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i277
0.042
dwc_taxonrank_invalid  i38
0.006
dwc_taxonrank_removed  i38
0.006
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i33
0.005
rev_geocode_corrected  i14
0.002
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i13
0.002
geopoint_0_coord  i12
0.002
geopoint_similar_coord  i12
0.002
dwc_continent_replaced  i11
0.002
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i7
0.001
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i4
0.001
dwc_genus_added  i3
0
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i3
0
dwc_specificepithet_added  i1
0
geopoint_bounds  i1
0
specimen list