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iziko South African Museum - Marine Mammal Collection

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Description
The Iziko South African Museum has a comprehensive collection of cetacean and Cape fur seal skeletal material. Skeletal material from other marine mammals is also held. Part of this collection is on exhibition in the museum’s Whale Well. It currently contains 1184 records of 12 families. more

The original dataset, provided by AfrOBIS, contains all distribution records. The dataset in OBIS Seamap is a subset of the original dataset, only containing marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, A, Atlantic, I, Pacific, ISW, Indian Ocean

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]
ISW, Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
16 November 1897 - 8 January 1998

Contributors
iziko South African Museum, moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
AfrOBIS: African Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2016-06-29
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