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FBIP: Baboon spider distribution records from selected South African museums

Latest version published by South African National Biodiversity Institute on Dec 12, 2019 South African National Biodiversity Institute

Specimen records for baboon spiders from the Iziko South African Museum, Durban Museum of Natural History, Kwazulu-Natal Museum an National Museum, Bloemfontein. The dataset was created as part of the Baboon Spider Atlas project (www.baboonspideratlas.co.za) which aims to document baboon spider diversity in Southern Africa. The records have also been included in the SpiderMap project on the ADU Virtual Museum (http://vmus.adu.org.za) and can be viewed there together with photographic records from citizen scientists.

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 772 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:

Sole C, Engelbrecht I (2019): FBIP: Baboon spider distribution records from selected South African museums. v1.0. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=sole_up_2016_adm_v6&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is South African National 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: f12967b8-55a1-4d81-b390-5656a1b73ebc.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Baboon spiders; museum collections; digitization; georeference; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Catherine Sole
Senior Lecturer
University of Pretoria University of Pretoria, Zoology Building, Office: 3-7. First Floor 0002 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0124203236
https://www.up.ac.za/zoology-entomology/article/2255388/prof-catherine-sole
Ian Engelbrecht
SANBI NSCF Data Coordinator
SANBI 2 Cussonia Avenue 0184 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0128435000

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Catherine Sole
Senior Lecturer
University of Pretoria University of Pretoria, Zoology Building, Office: 3-7. First Floor 0002 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0124203236
https://www.up.ac.za/zoology-entomology/article/2255388/prof-catherine-sole
Ian Engelbrecht
SANBI NSCF Data Coordinator
SANBI 2 Cussonia Avenue 0184 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0128435000

Who filled in the metadata:

Catherine Sole
Senior Lecturer
University of Pretoria University of Pretoria, Zoology Building, Office: 3-7. First Floor 0002 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0124203236
https://www.up.ac.za/zoology-entomology/article/2255388/prof-catherine-sole
Ian Engelbrecht
SANBI NSCF Data Coordinator
SANBI 2 Cussonia Avenue 0184 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0128435000

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Mahlatse Kgatla
FBIP Data Specialist
SANBI 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria 0184 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0128435196
http://fbip.co.za/contact/

Geographic Coverage

Southern African

Bounding Coordinates South West [-38.231, 13.8], North East [-7.073, 38.616]

Taxonomic Coverage

Baboon spiders (Araneae: Theraphosidae)

Family  Theraphosidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1886-11-30 / 2014-11-30

Project Data

Specimen records for baboon spiders from the Iziko South African Museum, Durban Museum of Natural History, Kwazulu-Natal Museum an National Museum, Bloemfontein. The dataset was created as part of the Baboon Spider Atlas project (www.baboonspideratlas.co.za) which aims to document baboon spider diversity in Southern Africa. The records have also been included in the SpiderMap project on the ADU Virtual Museum (http://vmus.adu.org.za) and can be viewed there together with photographic records from citizen scientists.

Title Baboon spider distribution records from selected South African museums
Identifier ADM
Funding Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme
Study Area Description Southern African

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Catherine Sole
Principal Investigator
Ian Engelbrecht

Sampling Methods

No specimens were collected. All identifications are based on existing museum specimens.

Study Extent Southern African
Quality Control Identifications were checked and updated, and locality records were georeferenced. Georeferenced were checked in a GIS.

Method step description:

  1. Specimens were examined and identified by an expert. All records were extracted from the database for each institution and are included in the dataset, even where those specimens were not located in the collection. Taxonomy was updated in many cases, and existing identifications confirmed or corrected. The numbers of specimens and their sex in each series was also recorded. Locality records were georeferenced following the protocol of Wieczorek et al. 2004. Verbatim coordinates, where available, were used as a guide for georeferencing localities, and so the decimal coordinates fields should be correct, even where they don't match verbatim coordinates.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=sole_up_2016_adm_v6