Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API (NBA) and is accessible through the BioPortal. Additionally, the NBA can be accessed using nbaR, a specially developed client for the statistics- and analytics-language R. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 17.539.608
Mollusca 8.572.463
Paleontology 7.611.251
Higher plants 4.919.164
Evertebrates 1.665.243
2D materials 625.500
Lower plants 545.138
Mineralogy and petrology 448.821
Birds 389.520
Reptiles and amphibians 81.905
Mammals 79.535
Fish 44.705
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 220.747 (19.08%)
Noord-Holland 181.917 (15.72%)
Zuid-Holland 170.708 (14.75%)
Limburg 153.115 (13.23%)
Noord-Brabant 101.495 (8.77%)
Zeeland 80.335 (6.94%)
Overijssel 60.366 (5.22%)
Utrecht 56.899 (4.92%)
Friesland 45.998 (3.98%)
Drenthe 45.515 (3.93%)
Groningen 14.292 (1.24%)
Flevoland 7.951 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 959.079
Malaysia 224.190
France 212.298
United States Of America 158.168
Germany 156.531
Spain 155.818
Papua New Guinea 153.476
Australia 139.921
Brazil 128.160
Surinam 115.836
Type status records per collection
Botany (86.391 total)
isotype 38.317
type 14.667
holotype 14.375
syntype 8.566
lectotype 2.964
 
Mollusca (13.153 total)
paratype 8.031
holotype 2.213
syntype 2.200
paralectotype 518
lectotype 180
 
Hymenoptera (12.691 total)
syntype 10.484
paratype 1.295
holotype 377
type 287
paralectotype 195
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.399 total)
paratype 10.937
holotype 983
type 363
allotype 120
topotype 43
 
Crustacea (7.902 total)
paratype 3.704
holotype 1.831
syntype 1.235
type 380
allotype 310
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.856 total)
syntype 3.495
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.244
holotype 1.029
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.972 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.809 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
38.326 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.847 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Stud biol Rheno-Trai in itinere
28.197 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.839 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.233 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.229 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.550 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.249 registered specimen records in 6 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.557 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.650 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.