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

Specimen Records: 368,662
Media Records: 192,917
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2019-08-08

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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57.776
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45.603
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45.123
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
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44.065
gbif_taxon_corrected  i162452
44.065
dwc_phylum_added  i161420
43.785
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34.995
taxon_match_failed  i114269
30.996
dwc_continent_added  i102528
27.811
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i69077
18.737
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17.692
dwc_multimedia_added  i34855
9.454
dwc_order_replaced  i32585
8.839
gbif_reference_added  i23726
6.436
dwc_continent_replaced  i19092
5.179
dwc_order_added  i13730
3.724
gbif_vernacularname_added  i12255
3.324
dwc_family_added  i11679
3.168
dwc_class_added  i11321
3.071
dwc_family_replaced  i11238
3.048
dwc_class_replaced  i10619
2.88
dwc_genus_replaced  i4615
1.252
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i3245
0.88
dwc_country_replaced  i2344
0.636
rev_geocode_eez  i1307
0.355
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i1047
0.284
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i797
0.216
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i475
0.129
dwc_genus_added  i199
0.054
geopoint_0_coord  i114
0.031
rev_geocode_mismatch  i51
0.014
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i16
0.004
rev_geocode_failure  i5
0.001
geopoint_bounds  i4
0.001
geopoint_pre_flip  i1
0
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