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Ornithological Collection of the Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I

Latest version published by Aquário Vasco da Gama on Jan 29, 2018 Aquário Vasco da Gama

The collection of the Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I is a historical specimen, instrument and document collection that has been housed at the Aquário Vasco da Gama since 1935. The ornithological collection is made up of 189 surviving records, consisting of mounted specimens and eggs. All specimens were caught in Portugal, except for the two Polysticta stelleri (Pallas, 1769) specimens, offered to D. Carlos I by Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The specimens were captured between 1888 and 1906, as part of the king's hunting parties and oceanographic campaigns.

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Silva A S, Pitta Groz M, Leandro P and Figueira R (2017): Ornithological Collection of the Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I. v1. Aquário Vasco da Gama. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=codc_av&v=1.0

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 49576930-4b51-441e-9f4c-b20a4045e882.  Aquário Vasco da Gama publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Aves

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ana Serra Silva
Volunteer
Aquário Vasco da Gama Rua Direita do Dafundo 1495-718 Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Paula Leandro
Curator
Aquário Vasco da Gama Rua Direita do Dafundo 1495-718 Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo PT +351214205008
Maria Pitta Groz
Curator
Aquário Vasco da Gama Rua Direita do Dafundo 1495-718 Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo PT +351214205000

Who filled in the metadata:

Ana Serra Silva
Volunteer
Aquário Vasco da Gama Rua Direita do Dafundo 1495-718 Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Rui Figueira
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia Herbário, Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PT +351213653165
Content Provider
Cornelis J. Hazevoet
Researcher
Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical Rua da Junqueira 14 1300-343 Lisboa PT

Geographic Coverage

Most specimens were collected south of the Cabo da Roca, and in the Berlengas archipelago, especially in the Tagus estuary (Lezíria) and mouth, and along the Guadiana. Two specimens were caught to the north of the Cabo da Roca, in Figueira da Foz. One specimen has ambiguous locality data, as official toponymy implies it was captured in Vila Franca, Viana do Castelo, but vernacular toponymy allows for at least two other possible localities. Two specimens, gifted by king Edward VII of the United Kingdom, do not have locality data.

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.75, -9.75], North East [41.5, -6.85]

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection is entirely made up of specimens in the class Aves. The orders Accipitriformes, Gaviiformes and Phoenicopteriformes are each represented by a single species. There are 10 orders and 20 families represented. Of 188 records, 186 are identified to the species level and 2 to the genus level, representing a total of 54 genera, and 74 species. One record is identified only to the class level, and it is comprised of unidentified eggs.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Anseriformes,  Charadriiformes,  Gaviiformes,  Gruiformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Phoenicopteriformes,  Podicipediformes,  Procellariiformes,  Suliformes
Family  Pandionidae,  Anatidae,  Alcidae,  Charadriidae,  Glareolidae,  Haematopodidae,  Laridae,  Recurvirostridae,  Scolopacidae,  Stercorariidae,  Gaviidae,  Rallidae,  Ardeidae,  Threskiornithidae,  Phoenicopteridae,  Podicipedidae,  Hydrobatidae,  Procellariidae,  Phalacrocoracidae,  Sulidae
Genus  Pandion,  Anas,  Aythya,  Mareca,  Marmaronetta,  Melanitta,  Mergus,  Polysticta,  Somateria,  Spatula,  Tadorna,  Alca,  Fratercula,  Uria,  Charadrius,  Pluvialis,  Glareola,  Haematopus,  Chlidonias,  Gelochelidon,  Hydrocoloeus,  Larus,  Rissa,  Sterna,  Sternula,  Thalasseus,  Recurvirostra,  Actitis,  Arenaria,  Calidris,  Limosa,  Numenius,  Tringa,  Stercorarius,  Gavia,  Fulica,  Gallinula,  Rallus,  Ardea,  Botaurus,  Bubulcus,  Egretta,  Ixobrychus,  Nycticorax,  Platalea,  Plegadis,  Phoenicopterus,  Podiceps,  Tachybaptus,  Hydrobates,  Calonectris,  Puffinus,  Phalacrocorax,  Morus
Species  Pandion haliaetus,  Anas acuta,  Anas platyrhynchos,  Aythya fuligula,  Aythya nyroca,  Mareca penelope,  Marmaronetta angustirostris,  Melanitta nigra,  Mergus serrator,  Polysticta stelleri,  Somateria mollisima,  Spatula clypeata,  Spatula querquedula,  Tadorna ferruginea,  Tadorna tadorna,  Alca torda,  Fratercula arctica,  Uria aalge,  Charadrius alexandrinus,  Charadrius dubius,  Charadrius hiaticula,  Pluvialis apricaria,  Pluvialis squatarola,  Glareola pratincola,  Haematopus ostralegus,  Chlidonias niger,  Gelochelidon nilotica,  Hydrocoloeus minutus,  Larus argentatus,  Larus andouinii,  Larus fuscus,  Larus marinus,  Larus melanocephalus,  Larus ridibundus,  Rissa tridactyla,  Sterna hirundo,  Sternula albifrons,  Thalasseus sandvicensis,  Recurvirostra avosetta,  Actitis hypoleucos,  Arenaria interpres,  Calidris alba,  Calidris alpina,  Calidris canutus,  Limosa limosa,  Numenius arquata,  Numenius phaeopus,  Tringa nebularia,  Tringa ochropus,  Tringa totanus,  Stercorarius parasiticus,  Gavia immer,  Fulica atra,  Gallinula chloropus,  Rallus aquaticus,  Ardea cinerea,  Ardea purpurea,  Botaurus stellaris,  Bubulcus ibis,  Egretta garzetta,  Ixobrychus minutus,  Nycticorax nycticorax,  Platalea leucorodia,  Plegadis falcinellus,  Phoenicopterus roseus,  Podiceps cristatus,  Podiceps nigricollis,  Tachybaptus ruficollis,  Hydrobates pelagicus,  Calonectris diomedia,  Puffinus puffinus,  Phalacrocorax aristotelis,  Phalacrocorax carbo,  Morus bassanus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1888-05-01 / 1906-02-28

Project Data

The aim of the project was to compile a taxonomically updated electronic catalogue of the ornithological specimens, compatible with the Darwin Core standard.

Title Revisão Taxonómica das Coleções Ornitológicas do Aquário Vasco da Gama
Funding No funding was used.
Study Area Description The specimens in D. Carlos's ornithological specimens were captured in Portugal, mostly from the Berlengas archipelago to the Algarve. Exceptions include two Steller's eiders, gifted to D. Carlos I by Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
Design Description The work consisted of checking the recorded species names for synonymy, and making the existing electronic catalogue Darwin Core compatible.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Ana Serra Silva

Sampling Methods

There are no surviving records of the sampling methods used, as all documents pertaining to the bird collection are drafts of the Catalogo Illustrado das Aves de Portugal (Bragança 1903), and correspondence, including letters from Prof. Paulino de Oliveira (Ferreira 1987).

Study Extent The specimens in D. Carlos's ornithological specimens were captured in Portugal, mostly from the Berlengas archipelago to the Algarve. Two specimens were caught north of the Berlengas, in Figueira da Foz. One specimen has an ambiguous locality datum depending on whether official or vernacular toponymy was used. There are two specimens of Steller's eiders caught outside Portugal, gifted to D. Carlos I by Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The specimens were captured as part of D. Carlos's hunting parties, and also during his oceanographic expeditions, starting in 1896 (Ceríaco, 2014).
Quality Control The validity of species' names was checked using the Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (del Hoyo et al., 2017).

Method step description:

  1. The work consisted of cross checking the card and electronic catalogues for transcription errors. Once the cross checking was completed, recorded species names were checked for synonymy using the Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (del Hoyo et al., 2017).
  2. Generate a Darwin Core compatible electronic catalogue with all verified information.

Collection Data

Collection Name Coleção do Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I
Collection Identifier 78d206ce-b206-4e14-ac8d-dd82c060bf95
Specimen preservation methods Mounted,  No treatment
Curatorial Units Count 177 +/- 2 Mounted specimens ,  Count 33 +/- 2 Eggs ,  Count 2 +/- 0 Dioramas

Bibliographic Citations

  1. del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J, Christie D A and de Juana E (eds.) (2017). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/ on [22/05/2017]).
  2. Ceríaco L M P (2014) A Evolução da Zoologia e dos Museus de História Natural em Portugal. PhD thesis, Évora, Portugal: Universidade de Évora.
  3. Bragança C (1903) Catalogo Illustrado das Aves de Portugal. Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa, 2 vol.
  4. Ferreira A (1987) Catálogo da Biblioteca do Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I. Relatórios de Actividades do Aquário Vasco da Gama 14.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 49576930-4b51-441e-9f4c-b20a4045e882
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=codc_av