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 8.589.440
Paleontology 7.753.906
Higher plants 4.980.966
Evertebrates 1.751.731
2D materials 625.500
Mineralogy and petrology 576.687
Lower plants 545.138
Birds 400.218
Fish 102.643
Mammals 88.277
Reptiles and amphibians 83.357
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 229.077 (18.98%)
Noord-Holland 191.583 (15.87%)
Zuid-Holland 176.389 (14.62%)
Limburg 159.570 (13.22%)
Noord-Brabant 104.885 (8.69%)
Zeeland 82.490 (6.84%)
Overijssel 68.537 (5.68%)
Utrecht 59.103 (4.9%)
Friesland 47.845 (3.96%)
Drenthe 44.105 (3.65%)
Groningen 15.265 (1.26%)
Flevoland 8.570 (0.71%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (excluding The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 1.005.712
Malaysia 235.032
France 229.053
Spain 189.166
Germany 182.953
United States Of America 160.956
Papua New Guinea 157.147
Australia 142.335
Brazil 133.553
Surinam 125.400
Type status records per collection
Botany (88.407 total)
isotype 39.542
type 14.657
holotype 14.515
syntype 8.887
lectotype 3.001
 
Mollusca (13.256 total)
paratype 8.094
holotype 2.248
syntype 2.194
paralectotype 526
lectotype 181
 
Hymenoptera (12.788 total)
syntype 10.486
paratype 1.336
holotype 425
type 287
paralectotype 197
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.616 total)
paratype 11.014
holotype 1.057
type 390
allotype 121
topotype 45
 
Crustacea (8.534 total)
paratype 3.960
holotype 1.875
syntype 1.474
type 401
allotype 319
 
Coleoptera (6.566 total)
syntype 3.723
paratype 1.863
holotype 577
paralectotype 197
type 147
 
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
51.088 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.809 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
38.407 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.852 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Everts
31.180 registered specimen records in 7 collections
Stud biol Rheno-Trai in itinere
28.200 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.708 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.244 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
24.968 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.777 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
FJ Breteler
21.668 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.