National Museum of Natural History - Extant Biology (NMNH-EX)

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: Thomas Orrell, orrellt@si.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 October 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
NMNH-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute
Cite this collection:
National Museum of Natural History - Extant Biology. Occurrence dataset (ID: 59fbba0d-01e9-4e8a-8ee6-828a918c4872) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 7,673 specimen records
  • 1,374 (18%) georeferenced
  • 5,787 (75%) with images (5,963 total images)
  • 4 GenBank genetic references
  • 5,713 (74%) identified to species
  • 651 families
  • 1,106 genera
  • 1,670 species
  • 1,826 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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