KU Museum of Invertebrate Paleontology

Latest version published by University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on Aug 3, 2020 University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

The University of Kansas invertebrate paleontology collection is ranked among the top 10 largest fossil invertebrate collections in the country and has over 850,000 fossil invertebrate and microfossil specimens from all over the world, including more than 8,200 type or figured specimens. These specimens have been used for research by paleontologists for over 120 years. The collection has taxonomic strengths in Cambrian trilobites from Antarctica and the Great Basin, United States; Upper Paleozoic invertebrates of the mid-continent; Cambrian soft-bodied faunas from Utah; Mesozoic cephalopods from the mid-continent. Research access to the collections is arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 482,627 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9654e4d4-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Natalia López Carranza
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute Lindley Hall 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785 864 2747

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bruce Lieberman
Curator
KU Biodiversity Institute Dyche Hall 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785 864 2741
http://paleo.ku.edu/geo/lieberman.html

Who filled in the metadata:

Natalia López Carranza
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute Lindley Hall 66045 Lawrence KS US +01 785 864 2747

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute

Geographic Coverage

The collection has representatives from all continents. The strength of the collection lies in fossils from the mid-continent USA, in particular Kansas, in addition to specimens from Utah/the Great Basin, and Antarctica.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes representatives of all major invertebrate groups, with emphasis on the groups listed below, in addition to ichnofossils.

Phylum  Arthropoda,  Brachiopoda,  Bryozoa,  Echinodermata,  Mollusca,  Porifera,  Foraminifera,  Cnidaria

Collection Data

Collection Name KU Museum of Invertebrate Paleontology
Collection Identifier KUMIP
Parent Collection Identifier KU
Specimen preservation methods No treatment