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IICT Tabanidae Collection

Latest version published by Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical on Nov 13, 2019 Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical

The Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical hosts a collection of horseflies (Order Diptera, Family Tabanidae) collected by J. A. Travassos Santos Dias and other researchers, mainly in Portugal and during several expeditions to Angola, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe in the decades of 1940 to 1980. The collection consists of 1319 specimens and includes type specimens of species described by Travassos Santos Dias, as well as species with little distribution data available online.

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 1,319 records.

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.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 1,319 records in English (54 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Venceslau L, Lopes L F, Loureiro M, Mameri D, Mendes L (2019): IICT Tabanidae Collection. v1.0. Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=iict-tabanidae&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 562e4391-c8f6-4835-8e91-beb85b094a18.  Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Leonor Venceslau
Research fellowship
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon Lisbon PT
Luís Filipe Lopes
Researcher
IHMT PT
Miguel Loureiro
Volunteer
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon Lisbon PT
Daniel Mameri
Research fellowship
National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon Lisbon PT
Luis Mendes
Curator
Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, University of Lisbon Lisbon PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luís Filipe Lopes
Researcher
IHMT PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Luís Filipe Lopes
Researcher
IHMT PT
Leonor Venceslau
Research fellowship

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Luís Filipe Lopes

Geographic Coverage

The collection includes specimens collected in 24 countries of Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. The most represented countries are Portugal (674 records, 51.1% of total), São Tomé and Príncipe (270 records, 20.5%), Guinea-Bissau (96 records, 7.3%) and Mozambique (73 records, 5.5%).

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes specimens of the Class Insecta, Order Diptera, Family Tabanidae. 28 Genera are represented, of which the most common are Tabanus (751 records, 56.9%), Haematopota (200 records, 15.2%), Ancala (41 records, 3.1%) and Atylotus (41 records, 3.1%). The most represented species are Tabanus monocallosus (260 records, 19.7%), Haematopota italica (78 records, 5.9%) and Tabanus eggeri (68 records, 5.2%). 1144 specimens (86.7%) are identified to the Species level, 138 (10.5%) to the Family, 33 (2.5%) to the Genus and 4 (0.3%) to the Subspecies.

Order  Diptera
Family  Tabanidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1899-01-01 / 2018-07-13

Project Data

No Description available

Title PORBIOTA
Funding Project 022127/01/SAICT/2016 granted to the research infrastructure PORBIOTA FCT for funds to GHTM – UID/Multi/04413/2013 FCT for funds to CE3C - UID/BIA/00329/2013

The personnel involved in the project:

Luís Filipe Lopes
Leonor Venceslau

Sampling Methods

Specimens were sampled during expeditions conducted by the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical.

Study Extent Specimens of the Tabanidae collection of the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, collected during expeditions in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and other locations.

Method step description:

  1. All specimens were photographed and reviewed to confirm taxonomic information where available. Available collection and taxonomic information was digitized from labels and registry books. All records were reviewed for data quality control.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=iict-tabanidae