National Museum of Natural Science

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With the funding of Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP), the National Museum of Natural Science has digitized and shared specimen data on fungi, plants, insects, mollusks, echinoderms, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, dolphins and whales, and other mammals. Some geological information is also provided. The insect specimens include Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, and Hemiptera. The plant specimens include low-elevation plants and vascular plants in Taiwan. The specimen collection time is between 1950 and 2009; the main locality is Taiwan. The lepidopteran insect has the largest number of specimens, followed by order Urticales of plants. A total of 41,151 records have been exported to TaiBIF.

Data Records

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fb93fb10-f1ca-11dd-b2d4-b8a03c50a862.  TELDAP publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.


Fungi; Plants; Insects; Mollusks; Echinoderms; Fish; Amphibians; Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Specimen; Occurrence; TELDAP; Taiwan; Specimen


Tien-Yu Hsu
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Research Fellow
National Museum of Natural Science
No. 1, Guancian Rd.

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [20.77, 118.67], North East [27.24, 124.26]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1950-01-01 / 2009-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers fb93fb10-f1ca-11dd-b2d4-b8a03c50a862