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Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Ichthyology Collection

The Ichthyology collection consists of 350 skeletons, wet specimens, and tissue samples of fish. 60% of the specimens are from Saskatchewan.

Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Ornithology Collection

The Ornithology collection consists of 9,300 skins, mounts, skeletons, and tissue samples. 87% of the specimens are from Saskatchewan.

Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN) from Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

Luc Brouillet
VASCAN is the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (http://data.canadensys.net/vascan). It is a comprehensive and curated list of all vascular plants reported in Canada, Greenland (Denmark) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France). VASCAN is literature-based, though recent additions are sometimes specimen-based. For every core taxon (species, subspecies or variety) we provide the accepted scientific name (Latin), the accepted French and English vernacular names, and their synonyms/alternatives in Canada. We indicate the distribution status (native, introduced,...

Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT) from University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre

Luc Brouillet
The Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT) is the second largest university herbarium in Canada and Quebec, and ranks fourth among all Canadian herbaria. It includes about 620,000+ vascular plants and 50,000+ bryophytes. Half of the material is Canadian, but representation is global. This dataset includes the 135,000+ digitized specimens from the collection.

University of Lethbridge Herbarium (LEA) from University of Lethbridge

John Bain
The University of Lethbridge Herbarium was founded shortly after 1968 by Job Kuijt, primarily as a teaching collection representative of the local flora. The herbarium houses the reference collection that forms the foundation for Kuijt's 1982 book A Flora of Waterton Lakes National Park and also numerous Packera collections by J.F. Bain. The collection currently includes over 20,000 specimens of vascular plants and remains an important research tool for botanists, students and the general public.

A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson)

Cory Sheffield
A new western Canadian record of Epeoloides pilosulus (Cresson), with discussion of ecological associations, distribution, and conservation status in Canada

Natural history museum data on Canadian Arctic marine benthos

Virginie Roy
Complete database of Canadian Arctic marine benthic taxa from the Canadian Museum of Nature (Canada) and National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution(USA). This database is related to the publication "Roy V., Gagnon J.-M. (2016) Natural history museum data on Canadian Arctic marine benthos. Marine Biodiversity. doi: 10.1007/s12526-016-0610-2". Data from the Canadian Museum of Nature are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License. Total of 6002 specimen records. Data from National Museum of...

Insectarium de Montréal (IMQC)

Maxim Larrivée
The Montréal Insectarium was created thanks to the initiative of notary and self-taught entomologist Georges Brossard, who, in 1988, donated a major collection of naturalized insects. This collection was displayed until the complete renovation of the permanent exhibition in 2011. Then, in 1989, the scientific and historical collection of Brother Firmin Laliberté was used as a starting point for the Insectarium’s scientific collections. The Insectarium’s scientific collections are composed of more than 225,000 insect specimens...

Bishop's University Insect Collection (BUIC)

Colin Favret
The Bishop's University Insect Collection houses approximately 200,000 specimens, mostly from the Holarctic region, with particular strength in northern and alpine Diptera.

Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apinae, Bombini) from the Prairies Ecozone in Canada

Cory Sheffield
Sampling dataset for the paper: “First records of the Common Eastern Bumble Bee, Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apinae, Bombini) from the Prairies Ecozone in Canada” by Kirsten Palmier and Cory S. Sheffield. (Biodiversity Data Journal)

Brock University Herbarium (BU) from Brock University

Heather VanVolkenburg
Brock is a publicly funded university located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Its location along the Niagara Escarpment grants it a special position within a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Niagara region is special as it represents one of the last regions in Canada where the Carolinian ecosystem can be found and where many specie at risk are present. Unfortunately, for various reasons, the region has been the target of few intensive biodiversity...

Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT) - Bryophytes from Université de Montréal

Luc Brouillet
The Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT) is the second largest university herbarium in Quebec and ranks fourth among all Canadian herbaria. It includes about 50,000+ bryophytes. About half of the material is Canadian, but representation is global. The current dataset includes the ca. 26,000 digitized specimens from the collection.

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Lichen Collection from University of British Columbia

Linda Jennings
With 40,000 lichen specimens catalogued to date, the UBC Herbarium houses one of the largest lichen collections in western North America. We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the...

Ophion scutellaris species group specimen data from University of Northern British Columbia

Marla Schwarzfeld
The diverse genus Ophion is almost entirely undescribed in the Nearctic region. In this paper we define the Ophion scutellaris species group. This species group is well-supported by analysis of DNA (ITS2, COI, and 28S D2-D3) and morphology. It includes the Palearctic species O. scutellaris and the Nearctic species O. idoneus. An integrative analysis of DNA, geometric wing morphometrics, classical morphometrics and qualitative morphology indicates that this species group contains a minimum of seven species...

The Dr. Laurie L. Consaul Herbarium

Specimen data from the UWO (Dr. Laurie L. Consaul) Herbarium in Southern Ontario, Canada.

Living Prairie Museum Manitoba Herbarium (LPMMBH)

The Living Prairie Museum Herbarium is located within the Living Prairie Museum Interpretative Centre (LPM) located in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1967, the LPM Herbarium contains over 250 vascular plant specimens, with a focus on plants found in native tall grass prairie habitat. Many of the specimens were collected during surveys by the International Biological Program, which lead to the protection of the 12 hectare (30 acre) remnant tall grass prairie...

Mycoblitz 2017 - IRBV et Cercle des Mycologues de Montréal

Raymond Archambault
Le Fongarium du Cercle des Mycologues de Montréal (CMMF) et l'Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale (IRBV) de l'Université de Montréal ont organisé un mycoblitz le 9 août 2017, au Parc des chutes de Saint-Ursule, dans la région de la Mauricie (Québec).

Robert Forsyth Terrestrial Gastropods Collection

Robert Forsyth & Annegret Nicolai
The terrestrial molluscan fauna of Canada includes about 200 species in total, with centres of diversity on the west coast (British Columbia) and in southwest Ontario. Populations of many species of land snails and slugs (including most range-edge species) are believed at-risk due to habitat loss. The group has been long neglected in Canada and largely overlooked by efforts to conserve Canada‘s biodiversity. Since almost 30 years Robert Forsyth and associate collectors across Canada provide...

Royal BC Museum - Invertebrates Collection

Erica Wheeler
The Invertebrate Zoology collection of the Royal BC Museum comprises over 65, 000 lots of specimens, including more than 400 type specimens that have been referenced in original species descriptions. A lot may contain a single specimen, or it may consist of multiple individuals from a single sampling event. The collection has been acquired from various sources including research acquisitions, donations, and geographic/ecological surveys. The collection is phylogenetically broad in scope, containing representatives of at...

Royal BC Museum - Herbarium (V)

Erica Wheeler
The Royal BC Museum herbarium (V) houses 218,000 vascular plants specimens, most of which (>90%) were collected within the limits of the province of British Columbia. Specimens from adjacent jurisdictions such as the Yukon, Alberta, Washington and Alaska make up a smaller part of our collection (<10%). Our earliest specimens were collected in the 1890's and during the first part of the 20th century by James R. Anderson and John Macoun. A recent focus of...

Collection d'insectes du Québec (CIQ)

Joseph Moisan-De Serres
La Collection d'insectes du Québec a été constituée au cours des années 1970 et 1971 en regroupant la collection du ministère des Affaires culturelles, jusque-là conservée au Musée d'histoire naturelle du Québec, et celles du ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Colonisation et du ministère des Terres et Forêts de l'époque. Ces trois collections comprenaient près de 1 000 tiroirs et un peu plus de 60 000 spécimens, dont plusieurs avaient été récoltés au début...

Decodon verticillatus - Eastern North America

Observations of Decodon verticillatus made by Chris Eckert and Corrina Thomsen in the Great Lakes Region. Data submitted by Corrina Thomsen.

A new Trachandrena from the Southwestern USA

Cory Sheffield
Occurrence and nomenclatural checklist associated with the paper: Sheffield, C.S. 2020. A new species of Andrena (Trachandrena) from the Southwestern United States (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research [in press].

Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Canadian Prairies from Biological Survey of Canada

Héctor Cárcamo
Spiders are the 7th most diverse order of arthropods globally and are prominent predators in all prairie habitats. In this chapter a checklist for the spiders of the prairie provinces (751 species), and surrounding jurisdictions (44 species) is presented along with an overview of all 26 families that occur in the region. Eighteen of the species from the region are adventive. Linyphiidae is by far the dominant family representing 39% of all the species. Lycosidae...

Springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) of the Prairie Grasslands of Canada from Biological Survey of Canada

Zoë Lindo
Springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) of the Prairie Grasslands of Canada

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