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SOMBASE – Southern Ocean mollusc database: a tool for biogeographic analysis in diversity and evolution

Latest version published by British Antarctic Survey on Jun 26, 2019 British Antarctic Survey

Databases and Geographical Information Systems are becoming increasingly popular tools for biogeographic analysis. The reliability of the analysis depends on the accuracy of the entered data and the ability to add changes in systematics and taxonomy. The main aim of the Southern Ocean Mollusc Database (SOMBASE) project is to set up a database linked with a GIS and user-friendly front end. This system allows for the inclusion of other taxa in the future. Currently the database consists of records for 950 shelled gastropod and 136 bivalve species and 2800 sites from the Southern Ocean.The database contains fields including: 1) Taxonomic authorship, synonyms, higher level classifications, diagnostic morphological characters, and ecological features; 2) Distributional information including substrate and depth; 3) Bibliographic information.The maps can display selected sites based on any query of any field or combination of fields in the database. An online version of the database is available with distribution maps for all taxonomic levels (www.antarctica.ac.uk/SOMBASE). SOMBASE is a contribution to the Biogeiegraphic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

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 14,322 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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 14,322 records in English (466 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is British Antarctic Survey. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2952a69a-c159-4e83-849f-738428d5cea6.  British Antarctic Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by National Biodiversity Network.

Keywords

Occurrence; Southern Ocean; Antarctica; Polar; Mollusks; Bivalves; Gastropods; ANTARCTIC; BIOGEOGRAPHY; BIVALVIA; DATABASE; ECOLOGY; GASTROPODA; MOLLUSC; SOUTHERN OCEAN; DISTRIBUTION; TAXONOMY

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Huw J Griffiths
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey Cambridge GB
Katrin Linse
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey Cambridge GB
J.Alistair Crame
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey Cambridge GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Huw J Griffiths
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey Cambridge GB

Who filled in the metadata:

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Anton Van de Putte

Geographic Coverage

Southern Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-80, -180], North East [13, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Bivalvia,  Gastropoda,  Scaphopoda

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=sombase_southern_ocean_mollusc_database