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 8.548.735
Paleontology 7.609.191
Higher plants 4.912.867
Evertebrates 1.597.348
2D materials 625.500
Lower plants 545.138
Mineralogy and petrology 446.808
Birds 389.154
Reptiles and amphibians 81.872
Mammals 78.631
Fish 44.577
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 220.649 (19.14%)
Noord-Holland 181.492 (15.75%)
Zuid-Holland 167.738 (14.55%)
Limburg 153.053 (13.28%)
Noord-Brabant 101.437 (8.8%)
Zeeland 79.569 (6.9%)
Overijssel 60.308 (5.23%)
Utrecht 56.759 (4.92%)
Friesland 45.950 (3.99%)
Drenthe 45.465 (3.94%)
Groningen 14.290 (1.24%)
Flevoland 7.949 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 953.556
Malaysia 224.101
France 211.626
United States Of America 157.429
Germany 156.412
Spain 155.679
Papua New Guinea 153.380
Australia 139.407
Brazil 128.121
Surinam 115.735
Type status records per collection
Botany (86.277 total)
isotype 38.271
type 14.666
holotype 14.347
syntype 8.555
lectotype 2.960
 
Mollusca (13.128 total)
paratype 8.018
holotype 2.206
syntype 2.199
paralectotype 518
lectotype 180
 
Hymenoptera (12.667 total)
syntype 10.484
paratype 1.287
holotype 361
type 287
paralectotype 195
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.386 total)
paratype 10.929
holotype 979
type 364
allotype 120
topotype 43
 
Crustacea (7.777 total)
paratype 3.680
holotype 1.772
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.856 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.030
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
50.971 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
38.325 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
25.837 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.225 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.221 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.552 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.541 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.646 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.