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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
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Baboon spiders; museum collections; digitization; georeference; Specimen
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-38.231, 13.8], North East [-7.073, 38.616]|
Baboon spiders (Araneae: Theraphosidae)
|Start Date / End Date||1886-11-30 / 2014-11-30|
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|
|Funding||Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme|
|Study Area Description||Southern African|
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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:
- 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.