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Universidad Simon Bolivar. Museo de Ciencias Naturales (MCN-USB).

Abstract: The dataset of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales of the Universidad Simon Bolivar contains 3 groups of sub-datasets from different projects carried out in the Venezuelan Caribbean and Atlantic front since 2000. Most of the registers come from two localities, the Morrocoy National Park in the central-west of Venezuela, and the east upwelling zone. Most represented groups are peracarid crustaceans and gastropods among other invertebrates.

The MCN-USB is registered at the Direcci?n de Fauna of the Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales under the code MI-001.

Total Distribution Records: 10654
Total Taxa: 636
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 12.29   S: 8.8   E: -57.95   W: -70.88

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Patricia Miloslavich and Alberto Mart?n
Dataset Title: Marine invertebrate collection from several projects at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan Caribbean
Dataset Series Name: MCB-USB
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: Venezuelan
Dataset Publisher: Museo de Ciencias Naturales ? Universidad Simon Bolivar
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
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Data Center
Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Division de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Simon Bolivar Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: USM-MCN

Data Center Personnel
Email: pmilos at
Email: pmilos at
Abbott, R. T. 1974. American Seashells. 2nd edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 663 p.
Abbott, R. T. and S.P. Dance. 1982. Compendium of Seashells. 6th printing, Odyssey, California, 411 p.
De Jong, K. M. and H. E. Coomans. 1988. Marine gastropods from Cura?ao, Aruba and Bonaire. E.J. Brill, The Netherlands, 261 p.
D?az, J. M. and M Puyana. 1994. Moluscos ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24