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dc.contributor.authorSendino, MCSL
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-14T16:09:09Z
dc.date.available2019-03-14T16:09:09Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-19
dc.date.submitted2019-02-20
dc.identifier.citationSendino C (2019) The Lyell Collection at the Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum, London (UK). Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33504. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e33504en_US
dc.identifier.issn1314-2828
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e33504
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622444
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a quantitative and general description of the Lyell Collection kept in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum of London. This collection started to be built by the eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875) in 1846 when the first specimen reached the Museum. The last one entered in 1980 donated by one of Lyell’s heirs. There are more than 1700 specimens, mainly hand specimens with 93% of the fauna and flora from the Cenozoic of the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canaries and Madeira. Those specimens that belong to the Lyell Collection with certainty have been databased and imaged. Currently they are being geo-referred automatically with the rest of the site geo-references at the NHM. This collection could be increased by a couple of dozen more specimens with those specimens located in the same drawers, but they do not have collector details. The work of data collection of these specimens was implemented over a year from 2016 to 2017, including annelids; brachiopods; bryozoans; echinoderms; scyphozoans; bivalves; gastropods; scaphopods; trilobites; plants; reptiles; fishes; and mammals. Access to the specimen-level data is available through the NHM data portal with the images associated. This is the first time that a description of the Fossil Lyell Collection dataset is available in the literature.en_US
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSir Charles Lyell, Macaronesia, Canaries, Madeira, Cenozoic, digitisation, collection.en_US
dc.titleThe Lyell Collection at the Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum, London (UK)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBiodiversity Data Journalen_US
dc.identifier.volume7en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1 - 15en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences/Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups/Collections
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elements.import.authorSendino, MCSLen_US
dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The attached file is the published version of the article.en_US
dc.subject.nhmSir Charles Lyellen_US
dc.subject.nhmMacaronesiaen_US
dc.subject.nhmCanariesen_US
dc.subject.nhmMadeiraen_US
dc.subject.nhmCenozoicen_US
dc.subject.nhmdigitisationen_US
dc.subject.nhmcollectionen_US
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