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NMNH Extant Specimen Records

Specimen Records: 8,487,543
Media Records: 3,801,835
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2020-09-09

Public records of accessioned specimens and observations curated by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. These data are from the Departments of Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology and Vertebrate Zoology (Amphibians & Reptiles, Birds, Fishes, and Mammals) and include more than 270,000 primary type specimen records.

Contacts

Name Thomas Orrell
RoleNMNH Informatics
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Thomas Orrell
RoleNMNH Informatics
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Chris Tuccinardi
RoleInformation Management
Emailtuccinar@si.edu
Name Karen Reed
RoleData Manager
Emailreedk@si.edu
Name Jessica Bird
RoleCollections Information Manager
Emailbirdj@si.edu
Name Jeff Williams
RoleCollection Manager
Emailwilliamsjt@si.edu
Name Kenneth Tighe
RoleDatabase Coordinator
Emailtighek@si.edu
Name Brian Schmidt
RoleMuseum Specialist
Emailschmidtb@si.edu
Name Ingrid Rochon
RoleScientific Data Manager
Emailrochoni@si.edu
Name Thomas Orrell
RoleNMNH 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  i7467577
87.983
dwc_datasetid_added  i6836981
80.553
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i6836981
80.553
dwc_taxonid_added  i6836981
80.553
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i6836981
80.553
gbif_canonicalname_added  i6836981
80.553
gbif_genericname_added  i6836981
80.553
gbif_taxon_corrected  i6836981
80.553
dwc_taxonrank_added  i5939935
69.984
gbif_reference_added  i5825161
68.632
gbif_vernacularname_added  i4670805
55.031
dwc_multimedia_added  i3901036
45.962
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i3525061
41.532
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i2656725
31.301
dwc_class_replaced  i2619433
30.862
dwc_phylum_added  i2609040
30.74
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i2311781
27.237
dwc_continent_added  i2258647
26.611
geopoint_datum_missing  i2133315
25.135
dwc_continent_replaced  i1918767
22.607
taxon_match_failed  i1653296
19.479
dwc_order_replaced  i1426324
16.805
geopoint_low_precision  i1020753
12.026
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i898589
10.587
rev_geocode_eez  i871263
10.265
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i754159
8.885
dwc_family_replaced  i708348
8.346
dwc_order_added  i625796
7.373
dwc_genus_replaced  i391645
4.614
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i264257
3.113
dwc_class_added  i230512
2.716
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i100117
1.18
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i74821
0.882
dwc_country_replaced  i74487
0.878
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i65925
0.777
rev_geocode_mismatch  i65731
0.774
dwc_family_added  i53481
0.63
rev_geocode_failure  i48150
0.567
dwc_phylum_replaced  i31929
0.376
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i21716
0.256
geopoint_datum_error  i21600
0.254
rev_geocode_corrected  i8948
0.105
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i8323
0.098
dwc_specificepithet_added  i6397
0.075
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i4643
0.055
dwc_kingdom_added  i4465
0.053
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i2963
0.035
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i2954
0.035
dwc_genus_added  i2235
0.026
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i1946
0.023
rev_geocode_flip  i649
0.008
geopoint_0_coord  i603
0.007
geopoint_similar_coord  i577
0.007
dwc_country_added  i538
0.006
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i459
0.005
datecollected_bounds  i384
0.005
dwc_taxonrank_invalid  i124
0.001
dwc_taxonrank_removed  i124
0.001
rev_geocode_flip_lat_sign  i122
0.001
rev_geocode_both_sign  i64
0.001
rev_geocode_flip_lon_sign  i48
0.001
geopoint_bounds  i27
0
geopoint_pre_flip  i4
0
scientificname_added  i2
0
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