Biological Collection of the National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Latest version published by National Taiwan Museum on 28 March 2024 National Taiwan Museum
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28 March 2024
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This dataset is one of the main digitization products of National Taiwan Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) biological collection specimen, which include fish specimen from Johnson T.F. Chen (陳兼善), snack specimen from Ming-Chung Tu (杜銘章), bird specimen from Wild Bird Society of Taipei (臺北市野鳥學會), shellfish specimen from Yasuichi Horikawa (堀川安市) and Kin-Yang Lai (賴景陽), crustacean specimen from Chia-Hsiang Wang (王嘉祥), algae specimen from and Young-Meng Chiang (江永棉) and Su-fang Huang (黃淑芳), bryophyte and lichen specimen from Ming-Jou Lai (賴明洲 ), Chung-K'uei Wang (王忠魁), and Shan-Hsiung Lin (林善雄), and some specimen of extinct or regional extinct species such as Neofelis nebulosa brachyura Swinhoe, 1862 and Cyrenodonax formosana Dall, 1903.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 74,040 records.

4 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; Specimen


Fu Chun Yang
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Assistant Researcher
National Taiwan Museum, Collection Management Department
Fu-Chun Yang
  • Point Of Contact
Fu-Chun Yang
  • Point Of Contact
Assistant Researcher
National Taiwan Museum, Collection Management Department

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom Plantae (plants), Chromista, Fungi
Phylum Tracheophyta (vascular plants), Bryophyta (mosses), Marchantiophyta (liverworts), Anthocerotophyta (hornworts), Chlorophyta (green algae), Rhodophyta (red algae), Ochrophyta (brown algae), Foraminifera, Mollusca, Platyhelminthes (flatworms), Brachiopoda, Arthropoda, Chordata (chordates)
Class Insecta (insects), Malacostraca, Merostomata, Mammalia (mammals), Aves (birds), Squamata, Testudines (turtles), Crocodylia, Amphibia (amphibians)
Informal Lichens (lichens), Invertebrates (invertebrates), Fish (fish)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1818-01-01 / 2023-09-26

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 24f1ac6a-8f1d-4d23-8453-e5ce18bff54c