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, the Dutch Species Register, and the Dutch Caribbean 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 8.581.963
Paleontology 7.753.451
Higher plants 4.942.333
Evertebrates 1.731.078
2D materials 625.500
Lower plants 545.138
Mineralogy and petrology 449.195
Birds 397.192
Fish 102.204
Mammals 86.490
Reptiles and amphibians 82.188
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 222.204 (18.96%)
Noord-Holland 184.125 (15.71%)
Zuid-Holland 172.178 (14.69%)
Limburg 154.125 (13.15%)
Noord-Brabant 102.767 (8.77%)
Zeeland 81.053 (6.91%)
Overijssel 65.599 (5.6%)
Utrecht 57.395 (4.9%)
Friesland 46.473 (3.96%)
Drenthe 45.863 (3.91%)
Groningen 14.418 (1.23%)
Flevoland 8.022 (0.68%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (excluding The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 991.028
Malaysia 233.359
France 224.302
United States Of America 159.617
Germany 156.876
Spain 155.879
Papua New Guinea 155.285
Australia 140.418
Brazil 128.181
Surinam 121.951
Type status records per collection
Botany (86.860 total)
isotype 38.588
type 14.680
holotype 14.442
syntype 8.612
lectotype 2.971
 
Mollusca (13.183 total)
paratype 8.051
holotype 2.222
syntype 2.200
paralectotype 518
lectotype 180
 
Hymenoptera (12.716 total)
syntype 10.484
paratype 1.311
holotype 384
type 287
paralectotype 197
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.558 total)
paratype 10.995
holotype 1.041
type 387
allotype 120
topotype 45
 
Crustacea (8.251 total)
paratype 3.770
holotype 1.867
syntype 1.428
type 398
allotype 318
 
Coleoptera (6.525 total)
syntype 3.707
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
50.973 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
33.850 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Stud biol Rheno-Trai in itinere
28.198 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.846 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.227 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
24.931 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.572 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
HEST (Haplochromis Ecological Survey Team)
22.696 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.557 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.656 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.