GRESSITT CENTER ARTHROPOD TYPES DATABASE
Version: 5 October 1997





The Gressitt Center Arthropod Types Database contains data for almost 16,000
type specimens. The type numbers are occupied by primary types except for
a very small percentage of allotypes that were deposited here separate
from the corresponding holotype. A type number has been given to the
allotype in this case. The data contained herein should be
self-explanatory with the exception perhaps of the locality code. The
locality is a recognition code usually the first 4 letters of the country
name; most names should be readily identifiable. In some cases, data does
not accompany the name. These names have not yet been found in the
published literature and should be considered UNAVAILABLE. In the past,
type numbers were issued in anticipation of publication and that process
was not always guaranteed. Another separate database holds data on other
specimens returned as types, but not yet published.

Fields from the database are displayed in the following format:
GENUS SPECIES
SUBSPECIES AUTHOR, YEAR DESCRIBED
ORDER (SUBCLASS): FAMILY
TYPE: TYPENUMBER: PRESERVATION METHOD
PUBLICATION VOLUME: PAGE
LOCALITY (code): LOCALITY: ALTITUDE
DATE OF COLLECTION (day/month/year): COLLECTOR
ECOLOGICAL DATA (if available)

As this database was begun in 1982 (on an Apple II even!), it may show its
age. Please send comments, corrections, and additions to Gordon Nishida
at hbs@bishopmuseum.org



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