University of Ghana - Ghana Herbarium, Insects collection

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Publication date:
08 January 2020
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The Ghana Herbarium of the University of Ghana insects dataset contains 8069 records documenting the collection of insect specimens and their biodiversity information. 6433 records deal with specimen found in Ghana. The collection also includes 76 paratype type specimens.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8,069 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility (GhaBIF). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c68d6fdc-f921-47f3-95c6-ca9766280ad4.  Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility (GhaBIF) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility.


Ghana; University; Herbarium; West Africa; Types; Occurrence


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  • Processor
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  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
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Geographic Coverage

Ghana and surrounding Western African territories

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1908-01-01 / 1992-01-01

Sampling Methods


Study Extent n/a
Quality Control n/a

Method step description:

  1. Coordinates are determined by the contents of the field locality by NLBIF.

Additional Metadata

The Ghana Herbarium is a centre of taxonomic research in Ghana and also provides services such as the identification and collection of plant materials for institutions and individuals. The herbarium's activities are guided by certain Ghanaian national strategies related to biodiversity management, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Purpose Teaching and research support
Alternative Identifiers c68d6fdc-f921-47f3-95c6-ca9766280ad4