Catalog of type-specimens
The task is a part of the program of the WP 5. Development of the infrastructure for storing of collections on the field of biodiversity. The task aimed at creation of electronic register of all type-materials of animals and plants, available at the Collections of the Natural History Museum, the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of BAS, the Biological Faculty of Sofia University and Agricultural University, Plovdiv. These are practically the richest scientific collections of biodiversity in Bulgaria. The electronic catalog is the first functioning biodiversity Database in Bulgaria and one of the few existing in the world.
The information about the types was incorporated in a database and additionally processed for unification of data and photographs. The Database was launched on a newly created web-page, hosted by the Natural History Museum website, where the entire information about the type-specimens could be found.
The Database of type specimens preserved in the natural history collections in Bulgaria consists of 1920 records, including 892 records of plant species and 1028 records of animals. Most of the records have photographs illustrating the preserving condition of the type. Currently, the Database has 2112 photos. The catalog is permanently updated with new records and photographs.
Last modified 2012-03-24 22:24