Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Mammal collection

The mammal collection of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences contains 42,000 specimens and includes significant osteological material (bones and skeletons). The best represented groups are bats, rodents, carnivores and primates. The Institute has type material for 27 species. The rodent collection was extended by RBINS biologist Xavier Misonne. Walter Verheyen built up the collection of fauna from Belgium and Papua New Guinea, and Jacques Verschuren put together a large collection of mammal specimens from Africa.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Mammalia collection contains 59893 digitised specimens of 2274 taxa. The following classes are included: Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758, Reptilia Laurenti, 1768

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/8581f44d-7373-4138-9a3f-7d7508047419
Last Updated June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Created June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive http://ipt.naturalsciences.be/ipt/archive.do?r=be_rbins_vertebrates_mammalia
GBIF UUID 8581f44d-7373-4138-9a3f-7d7508047419
Metadata author Thomas Vandenberghe - Data manager - tvandenberghe@naturalsciences.be