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Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research) (SCAN-ARTSYS)

ARTSYS is the "Collection of Externally Processed Specimens for Arthropod Systematics Research". ARTSYS is a pragmatic solution to the challenge of making specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing revisionary systematic project, but are frequently on loan or otherwise not destined to become part of the author's home collection. ARTSYS is open to any revisionary arthropod systematist needing such a tool. The occurrence record table allows one to specify the Owning Institution and Disposition (e.g., "on loan"). Request access to ARTSYS: e-mail Register your set of utilized ARTSYS catalog numbers: Access the ARTSYS spreadsheet template: [Download the spreadsheet, adjust the number in cell A2 according to the number set reserved in the Tracking Google spreadsheet, and print your set of 525 catalog numbers]

Contacts: Nico Franz,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d50ffe23-db7b-4c25-b6a4-43ac933ab9cf
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research). Occurrence dataset (ID: d50ffe23-db7b-4c25-b6a4-43ac933ab9cf) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 7,745 specimen records
  • 7,521 (97%) georeferenced
  • 38 (0.49%) with images (68 total images)
  • 7,059 (91%) identified to species
  • 8 families
  • 60 genera
  • 133 species
  • 135 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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