× 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

UMZC Zoological Specimens

Specimen Records: 65,917
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-03-17

The University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge contains collections that rival those of the major university museums world-wide. They were designated in 1998 as being of outstanding historical and international importance. Much of the Museum’s material derives from the great collecting expeditions of the 19th century, which provided the first documentation of the fauna in many parts of the globe. The collections therefore provide essential baseline data against which to assess the current distribution and status of species, particularly in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, South-East Asia, and the oceanic islands. The collections include individual specimens of exceptional historical significance including fine examples of the Dodo and Great Auk, skins of the extinct Tasmanian Wolf and many of Darwin’s specimens, some of which were collected from his voyage on the Beagle, and from his time studying at the University of Cambridge. Continuing research in the Museum provides a major source of new accessions. Recent examples include fossils of the earliest land vertebrates, molluscs from the excavation of the Channel Tunnel, which document climactic change in Europe over the past 10,000 years, and a rich variety of invertebrate fauna from the Seychelles.

Contacts

Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
  • 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  i57365
87.026
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i57365
87.026
dwc_taxonid_added  i57365
87.026
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i57365
87.026
gbif_canonicalname_added  i57365
87.026
gbif_genericname_added  i57365
87.026
gbif_taxon_corrected  i57365
87.026
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i55588
84.33
gbif_reference_added  i48058
72.907
gbif_vernacularname_added  i43608
66.156
dwc_multimedia_added  i42595
64.619
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i30272
45.924
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i26527
40.243
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i17280
26.215
taxon_match_failed  i12248
18.581
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i10004
15.177
dwc_country_replaced  i6810
10.331
dwc_continent_added  i6794
10.307
dwc_order_added  i6632
10.061
dwc_family_added  i6509
9.875
dwc_genus_replaced  i5922
8.984
dwc_class_replaced  i5401
8.194
dwc_family_replaced  i5090
7.722
dwc_order_replaced  i4581
6.95
dwc_continent_replaced  i2458
3.729
dwc_phylum_replaced  i2304
3.495
dwc_phylum_added  i2071
3.142
dwc_class_added  i1146
1.739
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i892
1.353
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i345
0.523
dwc_genus_added  i149
0.226
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i47
0.071
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i29
0.044
datecollected_bounds  i3
0.005
dwc_acceptednameusageid_added  i1
0.002
specimen list