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The fossil collection (F) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris)

Specimen Records: 381,688
Media Records: 193,386
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2021-07-27

This database PALAEO concerns the fossil collections of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle of Paris. It comprises information on all groups of animals, plants and microfossils, and on several preparations for anatomy / histology studies, and includes also ichnology records. These historical collections gathered from the beginning of the 18th century with the birth of palaeontology until now, shelter numerous type and figured fossil specimens and other which in total represent more than 7 million specimens housed in the MNHN, . The PALAEO DB contains taxonomic information on the specimens, including bibliographical references. It contains also geographical and stratigraphical information and historical data on the discovery as well as anatomy description of the specimens, geology of the site and taphonomy when available. The content of PALAEO DB is controlled and validated by palaeontologist team (curators) composed of experts of the different palaeontological groups, and taxonomic information is updated according to the scientific publications and specialist advises after studying visits. Nevertheless, no database of this size is free of errors and omissions, then we are pleased to any specialist user pointing out errors. Feedback is very welcome!

Contacts

Name MNHN
RoleProvider
Emailnone
Name Simon Chagnoux
Rolenone
Emailgbifprovider@mnhn.fr
Name Ronan Allain
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Christine Argot
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Annachiara Bartolini
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Dominique Chabard
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Sylvain Charbonnier
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Gaël Clément
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Vivian Buffrénil, de
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Dario De Franceschi
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Jean Dejax
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Hervé Lelièvre
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Didier Merle
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Jean-Michel Pacaud
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Vincent Pernegre
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Claire Sagne
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Jean-Paul Saint-Martin
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Pascal Tassy
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Marie-Thérèse Venec-Peyré
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Monette Veran
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Dario De Franceschi
RoleCorrespondant
Emailnone
  • 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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58.897
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46.587
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46.13
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
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43.817
gbif_taxon_corrected  i167245
43.817
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43.553
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34.363
taxon_match_failed  i118909
31.153
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i71946
18.849
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17.483
dwc_multimedia_added  i37092
9.718
dwc_order_replaced  i28073
7.355
gbif_reference_added  i26788
7.018
dwc_continent_replaced  i22265
5.833
dwc_order_added  i13529
3.545
gbif_vernacularname_added  i12806
3.355
dwc_family_replaced  i11461
3.003
dwc_class_added  i11288
2.957
dwc_family_added  i11248
2.947
dwc_class_replaced  i10417
2.729
dwc_genus_replaced  i4712
1.235
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i3618
0.948
dwc_country_replaced  i2352
0.616
rev_geocode_eez  i1311
0.343
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i1086
0.285
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i797
0.209
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i475
0.124
dwc_continent_added  i320
0.084
geopoint_0_coord  i114
0.03
rev_geocode_mismatch  i51
0.013
dwc_genus_added  i17
0.004
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i17
0.004
rev_geocode_failure  i5
0.001
geopoint_bounds  i4
0.001
geopoint_pre_flip  i1
0
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