Natal Museum - Mollusc Collection (Bivalvia and Gastropoda)
Entry ID: NatalMuseum

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Summary
Abstract: The Natal Museum's Department of Mollusca had its origins in the shell
collection and library of Henry Burnup, a dedicated amateur who was honorary
curator of molluscs until his death in 1928. Subsequently, the collection has
been expanded many times over through field work, donation, exchange and
purchase. Its historical value was greatly increased by absorption of important
shell collections housed the Transvaal Museum (1978) and Albany Museum (1980),
as well as the Rodney Wood collection from the Seychelles received from the
Mutare Museum in Zimbabwe and the Kurt Grosch collection, built up over 25
years of residence in northern Mozambique. The mollusc collection now ranks
among the 15 largest in the world and is certainly the largest both in Africa
and on the Indian Ocean rim. It currently contains 7233 Bivalvia records, and
20112 Gastropoda records (total 27345 records of 282 families). The collection
will be updated in the near future.

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Description: Sub-Saharan African OBIS (AfrOBIS)


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Description: Natal Museum, South Africa


Geographic Coverage
 N: -11.0 S: -43.19167  E: 55.13334  W: 11.38667

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Natal Museum, South Africa
Dataset Title: Mollusc Collection
Dataset Release Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1894-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-07-09


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100 m
Longitude Resolution: 100 m


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >GASTROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Quality
The overland records have been deleted. There are some misspelt names.


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
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Keywords
mollusk
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE
ACLIDIDAE
ACTEONIDAE
ADMETINAE
AMATHINIDAE
ANABATHRINAE
ANCILLINAE
ANODONTINAE
ANOMIIDAE
ANTHLETINAE
ARCHITECTONICA
ARCHITECTONICIDAE
ARCIDAE
ASSIMINEIDAE
ASTARTIDAE
ATHLETINAE
BARLEEIIDAE
BORNIIDAE
BORSONIIDAE
BUCCINIDAE
BULLIDAE
BULLINIDAE
BURSIDAE
CALLIOMASTOMATIDAE
CALLIOSTOMATIDAE
CALLIOTECTINAE
CALYPTRAEA
CANCELLARIIDAE
CARDIIDAE
CARDITAMERINAE
CARDITIDAE
CASSIDAE
CAVOLINIIDAE
CERDITINAE
CERITHIIDAE
CERITHIOPSIDAE
CERITHIOPSINAE
CERITHIOPSIS
CHAETOPEURINAE
CHAETOPLEURINAE
CHAMIDAE
CHIONINAE
CHITONIDAE
CINGULOPSIDAE
CLATHURELLINAE
CLAVATULINAE
CLIONAE
COLUBRARIIDAE
COLUMBELLIDAE
CONDYLACARDIIDAE
CONDYLACARDINAE
CONIDAE
CORALLIOPHILIDAE
CORALLIOPHYLIDAE
CORBICULIDAE
COSTELLARIIDAE
COSTELLARRIDAE
CRASSATELLIDAE
CRASSOSTREINAE
CRENELLA
CRENELLINAE
CREPIDULIDAE
CUCULAEIDAE
CULTELLIDAE
CUNINAE
CUVIERININAE
CYCLOSTREMATIDAE
CYLINDROMITRINAE
CYMATIIDAE
CYMATIINAE
CYPRAEIDAE
CYSTISCINAE
DAPHENELLIDAE
DAPHNELIINAE
DAPHNELLIDAE
DAPHNELLINAE
DENTALIDAE
DENTALIIDAE
DIAPHANIDAE
DIASTOMATODAE
DIODORINAE
DIVARICELLINAE
DRILLIINAE
DRILLINAE
DRILLLIINAE
DRLILLINAE
EATONIELLIDAE
EPITONIIDAE
EPITONIUM
ERYCININAE
EULIMA
EULIMIDAE
FASCIOLARIIDAE
FICIDAE
FISSURELLIDAE
FISSURELLINAE
FRAGINAE
FULGORARIINAE
FUSINIDAE
FUSININAE
FUSUNINAE
GABRIELIIDAE
GADILIDAE
GALEOMMATIDAE
GIBBULINAE
GLOSSIDAE
GLYCYMERIDIDAE
GRYPHAEIDAE
HALIOTIDAE
HARPIDAE
HEMINEIDAE
HIATELLIDAE
HOMALOPOMATIINAE
HOMALOPOMATINAE
HYDATINIDAE
IMBRICARIINAE
IRAVADIIDAE
ISCHNOCHITONIDAE
ISOGNOMONIDAE
KELLIDAE
KELLIIDAE
KELLIINAE
LAEVICARDIUM
LAEVIDENTALIIDAE
LAMELLARIIDAE
LASAEIDAE
LEPTOCHITONIDAE
LEPTONIDAE
LIMIDAE
LIMOPSIDAE
LITIOPIDAE
LITTORINIDAE
LITTORININAE
LITTORINOIDAE
LOTTIDAE
LUCINIDAE
LUTRARIINAE
LYRIINAE
MACOMINAE
MACTRIDAE
MALLEIDAE
MANGELIINAE
MANGELLIINAE
MANGELLINAE
MARGINALLIDAE
MARGINELLIDAE
MARGINELLINAE
MATHILDIDAE
MERETRICINAE
MESODESMATIDAE
MILTHINAE
MIODOMERIDINAE
MITRIDAE
MITROMORPHINAE
MITROMORPHINAECHELONION
MODIOLINAE
MONODONTINAE
MONTACUTIDAE
MOPALIIDAE
MURICIDAE
MURICOPSINAE
MUTELIDAE
MYRTEINAE
MYSELLINAE
MYTILIDAE
NASSARIIDAE
NATICIDAE
NERITIDAE
NERITILIINAE
NERITOPSIDAE
NOETIIDAE
NUCULANIDAE
NUCULANINAE
NUCULIDAE
NYSTIELLINAE
OCENEBRINAE
ODOSTOMIINAE
OLIVIDAE
ORBITESTELLIDAE
ORBTESTELLIDAE
OSTREIDAE
OVULINAE
PATELLIDAE
PATELLOIDINAE
PECTINIDAE
PELYCIDIIDAE
PERISTERNIIDAE
PHALIINAE
PHASIANELLIDAE
PHENACOLEPADIDAE
PHILINIDAE
PHILOBRYIDAE
PHYLOBRYIDAE
PINNIDAE
PITARINAE
PLANAXIDAE
PLESIOTRITONINAE
PLEUROBRANCHIDAE
PLICATULIDAE
POTAMIDIDAE
PROTOCARDIINAE
PSAMMOBIDAE
PSAMMOBIIDAE
PSAMMOEIIDAE
PSEUDOLIVIDAE
PSEUDOLIVINAE
PTERIIDAE
PTERIOIDAE
PTYCHATRACTINAE
PYCNODONTEINAE
PYRAMIDELLIDAE
PYRAMIDELLINAE
RANELLIDAE
RETUSIDAE
RINGICULIDAE
RISOELLOIDAE
RISSOELLOIDAE
RISSOIDAE
RISSOININAE
RISSOOIDAE
SCAPHANDRIDAE
SCISSURELLIDAE
SEGUENZIIDAE
SIPHONODENTALIIDAE
SKEINEDAE
SKEINEIDAE
SKENEIDAE
SKENEOPSIDAE
SOLARIELLINAE
SOLECURTINAE
SOLENIDAE
SPONDYLIDAE
SPORTELLIDAE
STOMATELLIDAE
STRIARCINAE
STROMBIDAE
STYLIFERIDAE
TAPETINAE
TELLINIDAE
TEREBRIDAE
TEREBRINAE
TEREDINIDAE
THAIDINAE
THECALIINAE
THECALINAE
THYASIRIDAE
THYCIDAE
TONICIINAE
TONNIDAE
TORNIDAE
TRACHYCARDIINAE
TRACHYCARDIUM
TRAPEZIIDAE
TRICHOTROPIDAE
TRICOLIIDAE
TRIDACNIDAE
TRIPHORIDAE
TRIVIIDAE
TROCHACLIDIDAE
TROCHIDAE
TURBINELLINAE
TURBINIDAE
TURBINIIDAE
TURBININAE
TURBONILLINAE
TURRICULINAE
TURRIDAE
TURRINAE
TURRITELLIDAE
TYLODINIDAE
UMBONIINAE
UMBRACULIDAE
UMBRACULOIDAE
UNGULINIDAE
VANIKORIDAE
VASIDAE
VERMETIDAE
VITRINELLIDAE
VOLUTIDAE
VOLUTOMITRIDAE
VOLVARINA
YOLDIIDAE


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Natal Museum, South Africa


Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA


Southern African Data Center for Oceanography, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sadco.csir.co.za/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARTEN GRUNDLINGH
Phone: +27 21 8882400
Email: mgrundli at csir.co.za
Contact Address:
CSIR / NRE
PO Box 320
City: Stellenbosch
Postal Code: 7599
Country: SOUTH AFRICA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
DAI HERBERT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +27 33 3451404
Email: dherbert at nmsa.org.za
Contact Address:
Natal Museum
Country: SOUTH AFRICA


URSULA VON ST ANGE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +27 21 8882400
Email: uvstange at csir.co.za
Contact Address:
PO Box 320
City: Stellenbosch
Postal Code: 7599
Country: SOUTH AFRICA


Publications/References
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10

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