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 8.573.294
Paleontology 7.613.071
Higher plants 4.924.185
Evertebrates 1.684.081
2D materials 625.500
Lower plants 545.138
Mineralogy and petrology 449.251
Birds 394.819
Mammals 83.914
Reptiles and amphibians 82.006
Fish 75.737
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 221.488 (18.98%)
Noord-Holland 183.289 (15.7%)
Zuid-Holland 171.526 (14.7%)
Limburg 153.484 (13.15%)
Noord-Brabant 101.625 (8.71%)
Zeeland 80.901 (6.93%)
Overijssel 65.307 (5.6%)
Utrecht 57.223 (4.9%)
Friesland 46.324 (3.97%)
Drenthe 45.753 (3.92%)
Groningen 14.371 (1.23%)
Flevoland 8.001 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 975.125
Malaysia 233.124
France 212.877
United States Of America 159.257
Germany 156.716
Spain 155.857
Papua New Guinea 154.160
Australia 140.247
Brazil 128.161
Surinam 121.459
Type status records per collection
Botany (86.508 total)
isotype 38.367
type 14.666
holotype 14.402
syntype 8.583
lectotype 2.969
 
Mollusca (13.181 total)
paratype 8.051
holotype 2.220
syntype 2.200
paralectotype 518
lectotype 180
 
Hymenoptera (12.700 total)
syntype 10.484
paratype 1.301
holotype 381
type 287
paralectotype 195
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.403 total)
paratype 10.937
holotype 983
type 363
allotype 120
topotype 43
 
Crustacea (8.070 total)
paratype 3.707
holotype 1.840
syntype 1.377
type 378
allotype 310
 
Coleoptera (6.519 total)
syntype 3.704
paratype 1.855
holotype 567
paralectotype 197
type 141
 
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
38.268 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.848 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
25.847 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.238 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.227 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.549 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
21.654 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.