About the Type Specimen Database
The search fields use the SQL convention that % matches 0 or more characters of any value. For example, to search for a genus that starts with "Eo", type "eo%" in the genus field (without the double quotes, of course). Searching is case-insensitive. To match any single character, type "_" (without the double quotes).
For ease of use, the Locality search automatically places the wild card % at
the beginning and end of your search field. This makes it easy to search for
California by typing only "
calif". Note, since "hawaii" would match both Hawaiian
Islands as well as Hawai‘i , to search for Hawai‘i (the Big Island) only, search
hawaii" (with the leading space, but without the double quotes, of course). The Locality information
is subdivided by colons. For example,
Hawaiian Islands: Hawai‘i : Kawaihae Bay: Spencer Beach
(Search fields with a colon do not work. We're not sure why.)
Search times may take 30 seconds or longer, depending on the load on the server. Search times may be longer if a large number of items are returned, since the returned list is sorted by genus and species.
Note that the returned records are displayed in a table. Most modern web browsers, such as the current versions of Netscape Navigator, Mosaic and the Microsoft Internet Explorer support tables, but the America Online Web Browser 1.0 for the Macintosh does not.
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Financial support for the authority files produced by Bishop Museum's Hawaiian Biological Survey was generously given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Specimen-level databasing and assemblage of citation records for candidate species and species of concern was supported by the National Biological Service.
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