Freshwater fish collection of the Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH-P), Colombia
Borja-Acosta, Kevin Giancarlo
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The freshwater fish collection of the Instituto Humboldt (IAvH-P) was founded in 1971 in Bogotá and then moved to its current location in Villa de Leyva in 1995. The IAvH-P collection is one of the largest ichthyological repositories in Colombia with more than 16000 catalog lots entirely systematized in the Specify software, representing around 2000 unique sampled localities across all main river systems (Amazon, Orinoco, Magdalena-Cauca, and Caribe and Pacific versants) and all political departments of the Colombian territory. In terms of taxonomic coverage of the native Colombian ichthyofauna, almost 990 species are represented which accounts around 66% of the total number of recorded species for this country. The IAvH-P collection also holds specimens from other Neotropical countries (Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela) and an important number of type specimens of more than 60 nominal species, with 13 of them represented by their respective holotypes. Recently, the electronic version of the catalog of type specimens of IAvH-P was made accessible online along with high resolution photographs of these specimens. Catalog information of records at IAvH-P is available in the Darwin Core format through the Colombian node of the GBIF, the SiB Colombia. Currently, we are developing an online database to search and access the catalog data and associated multimedia content (photographs, radiographs, links to published DNA sequences, and files of bibliographic references) in a single website.
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PublisherUniversidade Estadual de Londrina
ProgramSubdirección de Investigaciones - Colecciones Biológicas
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