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Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Arácnidos (MNHNSD-ARACH)

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The Arachnids collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” (MNHNSD-ARACH) houses more than 4000 lots containing around 10 100 specimens; these specimens belong to 9 orders, 76 families, 234 genera and 334 species, of which 106 are endemics from Hispaniola Island. Of all registers, 68 % is identified at least to genera level, and around 3400 have been digitized, with Araneae representing more than 75 %. Most of the records are from Hispaniola, specifically from Dominican Republic, dating from 1974 to present; however, the collection also contains a few specimens from other Caribbean countries which were received through donations. The arachnids’ orders represented in the collection are: Acari (not included in the dataset), Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida, Scorpiones, Solifugae, and Thelyphonida; with Palpigradi being the only one not represented of those recorded from Hispaniola.

Contacts: Gabriel de los Santos, g.delossantos@mnhn.gov.do (ORCID #: 0000-0002-1839-1893)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 July 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano”
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/ce66e0a8-36eb-4aa2-a5de-82ca60e20053
Cite this collection:
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Arácnidos. Occurrence dataset (ID: 2dad744f-11e7-414b-b9a0-b630f29b3eef) https://ecdysis.org/content/dwca/MNHNSD-ARACH_DwC-A.zip accessed via the Ecdysis Portal, ecdysis.org, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 3,486 specimen records
  • 1,711 (49%) georeferenced
  • 1,107 (32%) identified to species
  • 79 families
  • 135 genera
  • 195 species
  • 195 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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