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NMNH Extant Specimen Records (USNM, US)

Specimen Records: 9,147,418
Media Records: 5,135,183
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2023-01-11

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
RoleDeputy Director, Research Informatics Program
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Informatics Office
RoleIPT Administrator
Emailinformaticshelp@si.edu
Name Thomas Orrell
RoleDeputy Director, Research Informatics Program
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Informatics Office
RoleIPT Administrator
Emailinformaticshelp@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 Diane Pitassy
RoleActing Collection Manager/Data Manager
Emailpitassyd@si.edu
Name Collection Managers
RoleCollection Managers
EmailNMNH-HerpsCM@si.edu
Name Brian Schmidt
RoleData Manager
Emailschmidtb@si.edu
Name Ingrid Rochon
RoleScientific Data Manager
Emailrochoni@si.edu
Name Thomas Orrell
RoleDeputy Director, Research Informatics Program
Emailorrellt@si.edu
Name Informatics Office
RoleIPT Administrator
Emailinformaticshelp@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  i8524285
93.188
dwc_datasetid_added  i7702600
84.205
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i7702600
84.205
dwc_taxonid_added  i7702600
84.205
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i7702600
84.205
gbif_canonicalname_added  i7702600
84.205
gbif_genericname_added  i7702600
84.205
gbif_taxon_corrected  i7702600
84.205
dwc_taxonrank_added  i6736396
73.643
gbif_reference_added  i6552907
71.637
gbif_vernacularname_added  i5336344
58.337
dwc_multimedia_added  i4421823
48.34
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_replaced  i4272824
46.711
dwc_continent_replaced  i3964584
43.341
dwc_class_replaced  i3241338
35.434
dwc_phylum_added  i3162778
34.576
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i2626164
28.709
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i2521591
27.566
geopoint_datum_missing  i2420324
26.459
taxon_match_failed  i1991645
21.773
geopoint_low_precision  i1147828
12.548
rev_geocode_eez  i990056
10.823
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i963939
10.538
dwc_continent_added  i891452
9.745
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i847974
9.27
dwc_family_replaced  i727510
7.953
dwc_order_replaced  i668741
7.311
dwc_order_added  i513102
5.609
dwc_genus_replaced  i440966
4.821
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i340890
3.727
dwc_class_added  i176660
1.931
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i116111
1.269
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i95393
1.043
dwc_country_replaced  i81620
0.892
rev_geocode_mismatch  i65304
0.714
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i61981
0.678
rev_geocode_failure  i54115
0.592
dwc_family_added  i41865
0.458
dwc_phylum_replaced  i37525
0.41
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i21830
0.239
geopoint_datum_error  i20181
0.221
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i9803
0.107
rev_geocode_corrected  i9433
0.103
dwc_specificepithet_added  i6326
0.069
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i4668
0.051
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i3229
0.035
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i3092
0.034
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i2112
0.023
dwc_genus_added  i1595
0.017
dwc_kingdom_added  i1129
0.012
rev_geocode_flip  i754
0.008
geopoint_0_coord  i647
0.007
geopoint_similar_coord  i608
0.007
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i543
0.006
rev_geocode_flip_lat_sign  i123
0.001
dwc_taxonrank_invalid  i117
0.001
dwc_taxonrank_removed  i117
0.001
dwc_country_added  i76
0.001
rev_geocode_both_sign  i74
0.001
datecollected_bounds  i43
0
rev_geocode_flip_lon_sign  i42
0
geopoint_bounds  i16
0
geopoint_pre_flip  i4
0
scientificname_added  i2
0
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