The dataset contains the biodata on bat specimens from Ukraine, kept in the Museum and Institute of Zoology of PAS. The dataset covers 65 specimens of two families: Vespertilionidae and Rhinolophidae. The time period: 1910–1940. Origin of the specimens: different regions of Ukraine (mostly); also Georgia, Turkmenistan and Russia. Most of the specimens were collected (and labelled) by the Ukrainian zoologist Borys Popov (1913–1942). In addition to its scientific importance, the collection is of historical value.
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 65 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.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 34f4c6d7-d2ca-4aab-803f-daa618c00667. I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
The dataset covers different regions of Ukraine (in borders of 10 current administrative units of the high level). Few specimens were collected in Georgia, Russia, and Turkmenistan.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The dataset covers species of two families: Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae.
|Formation Period||1910 – 1940|
All specimens have been examined in situ. Their identification and taxonomy were verified; a few specimens were identified for the first time (by L. Godlevska). Labels (mostly in Cyrillic) were copied in full. The localities where the specimens were collected have been assigned to the current territorial-administrative division and georeferenced.
|Study Extent||The dataset contains the biodata on 65 bat specimens of two families, Vespertilionidae and Rhinolophidae, kept in the Museum and Institute of Zoology of PAS. This collection includes specimens originating from the territory of Ukraine or collected by Ukrainian zoologists. Most of the specimens were collected (and labelled) by Borys Popov (1913–1942). According to the labels, the specimens were collected between 1910 and 1942 in different regions of Ukraine with a few specimens from Georgia, Turkmenistan and Russia. All specimens are preserved as dry skins (without skulls). Most of them have preserved original detailed labels, which are supplemented by labels with MIZ PAS inventory numbers. The skins were, presumably, transferred to MIZ PAS after the Second World War.|
|Quality Control||The final dataset was checked and cleaned.|
Method step description:
- Examination of the catalogue of the collection funds of the Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS.
- Examination of the collection funds of the Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS, in situ.
- Examination of the specimens; verifying identification and taxonomy or specimens' identification.
- Photo-copying of specimens’ labels.
- Compilation of the data on the examined specimens; georeferencing.
- Organising data for publication in GBIF.
- Data checking and cleaning.
- Publication biodata on the GBIF.
|Collection Name||Bats from Ukraine in the collection of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of PAS|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Mammalia Collection of the Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|
|Curatorial Units||Between 65 and 65 dry skins|