Digital Archives of Taiwan Malacofauna Database

Versão mais recente publicado por Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) em 9 de Novembro de 2022 Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF)
Publication date:
9 de Novembro de 2022
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Baixe a última versão do recurso de dados, como um Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) ou recurso de metadados, como EML ou RTF:

Dados como um arquivo DwC-A download 7.541 registros em English (268 KB) - Frequência de atualização: desconhecido
Metadados como um arquivo EML download em English (10 KB)
Metadados como um arquivo RTF download em English (9 KB)


The Taiwan Malacofauna Database includes information on 292 families, 3,818 species of Taiwan shells. The database consists of many sub-databases: “Checklist of Taiwan shells,” “Shell specimens from Taiwan,” “New species and new records of shells from Taiwan,” “The shells of world,” “Reference of shells,” “Shell middens in Taiwan,” “Shell fossils from Taiwan,” “Radula and ultrastructure of shells,” and “Chinese characters of shell.”

2022-11-09 update: This dataset is updated to troubleshoot the issue of https://github.com/gbif/portal-feedback/issues/4369 . Upon checking, we realised the core of this dataset can be separated into 'Checklist' and 'Observation/Specimen'. Hence, the current dataset of this page only keeps the 'Observation/Specimen' and we created another dataset to keep the 'Checklist' (link: https://ipt.taibif.tw/resource?r=mlsp-checklist ).

Registros de Dados

Os dados deste recurso de ocorrência foram publicados como um Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), que é o formato padronizado para compartilhamento de dados de biodiversidade como um conjunto de uma ou mais tabelas de dados. A tabela de dados do núcleo contém 7.541 registros.

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.


A tabela abaixo mostra apenas versões de recursos que são publicamente acessíveis.

Como citar

Pesquisadores deveriam citar esta obra da seguinte maneira:

Wu W L (2022): Digital Archives of Taiwan Malacofauna Database. v2.2. Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.taibif.tw/resource?r=mlsp&v=2.2


Pesquisadores devem respeitar a seguinte declaração de direitos:

O editor e o detentor dos direitos deste trabalho é Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

Este recurso foi registrado no GBIF e atribuído ao seguinte GBIF UUID: 18680b2b-84db-4d45-8acd-0b0e9467fb33.  Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) publica este recurso, e está registrado no GBIF como um publicador de dados aprovado por Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.


Mollusca; Shell; Taiwan; Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Wen Lung Wu
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Research Fellow (Retired)
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang Dist.

Cobertura Geográfica

Main Taiwan island, Penghu, Orchid Island, Green Island, Kinmen and Matsu

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [21,18, 119,02], Norte Leste [26,62, 123,2]

Cobertura Taxonômica

General taxonomic coverage description: Mollusca

Filo Mollusca

Cobertura Temporal

Data Inicial / Data final 1960-01-01 / 2011-12-31

Dados Sobre o Projeto

Nenhuma descrição disponível

Título Digital Archives of Taiwan Malacofauna Database
Financiamento Academia Sinica Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program(TELDAP)
Descrição da Área de Estudo Shell samples were collected from different ecological environments in Taiwan such as land, rivers, lakes, forests, mountains, shore-side and coastal seawaters.

O pessoal envolvido no projeto:

Wen Lung Wu
  • Pesquisador Principal

Métodos de Amostragem

Samples were collected at least once a month. Based on the latest aerial images, sampling locations in various geographical landscapes were selected. Shells were divided into 4 groups according to their habitats, and as many different species of shells as possible in each group were collected and brought back to the lab to identify. The same species which had been collected before, but at different locality or month, were collected again to avoid misidentifying similar species. Also, the growth condition or age distribution of the same species in different months can be studied. In addition to sampling, a comprehensive survey of a location was conducted with the help of digital imaging system and GIS (Geographic Information System). The dry shells of the specimens were stored at room temperature and the soft tissues were preserved in 95% alcohol so that they can be used for future studies of genetic diversity. Shells were divided into: (1) sea shellfish-coastal, offshore and benthic shellfish. (2) instream and estuary shellfish-freshwater shellfish. (3) terrestrial shell-land snails. (4) alpine lake shellfish-Sphaeridae and Pisidiidae clams.

Área de Estudo Different ecological environments in Taiwan such as land, rivers, lakes, forests, mountains, shore-side and coastal seawaters.

Descrição dos passos do método:

  1. 1. Survey environment, determine sampling locality. 2. Carry tools such as GPS (Global Positioning System) to collect specimens. 3. Clean, sort and identify specimens. 4. Take photos of selected specimens. 5. Enter the scientific name, GIS distribution data, habitat, collection date, abundance, photos and other basic information into the computer. Search for relevant literature and enter into database the shell species which has already been recorded in the same area.

Metadados Adicionais

Identificadores alternativos 18680b2b-84db-4d45-8acd-0b0e9467fb33