Collections-based Biology in Dublin
NMINH Collections


Specimen data

A major focus of the CoBiD programme is making the tremendous resources of the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History) more accessible to teaching and research efforts at UCD, and to the scientific community as a whole. Our personnel work strategically in collections, in ways which amount to value-added research in the NMINH scientific collections. Some of the skills we teach through this programme are documentation, specimen handling, and proper archival techniques. One by-product of this is detailed records of what, and how very much, NMINH has to offer. As digital products develop, they are added for access through this web portal.

PDF versions of catalogue files are available for viewing and/or dowload on request, please e-mail queries to Julia Sigwart <julia.sigwart@ucd.ie>

The currently available, completed catalogue products are listed below. Documentation efforts in many zoological groups are ongoing. Please contact us with any queries about additional material not represented here.

Last updated: Tue 4 Sep 2007



Vertebrates
Ornithological Collections
Paleognathae (ostriches, kiwis, etc.) - view as PDF
  [3 pages, 224 KB]
Order Sphenisciformes (penguins) - view as PDF
  [2 pages, 204 KB]
Order Gaviiformes (divers and loons) - view as PDF
  [3 pages, 200 KB]
Order Podicipediformes (grebes) - view as PDF
  [6 pages, 152 KB]
Order Procellariiformes (petrels, albatrosses, etc.) - view as PDF
  [7 pages, 168 KB]
Orders Pelecaniformes (pelicans, frigatebirds etc.) - view as PDF
 
 [5 pages, 228 KB]
Orders Ciconiiformes (herons, ibises etc.) and
Phoenicopteriformes (flamingos)
- view as PDF
  [13 pages, 296 KB]
Order Anseriformes (ducks and waterfowl) - view as PDF
  [28 pages, 408 KB]
Order Falconiformes (raptors) - view as PDF
  [32 pages, 432 KB]
Orders Galliformes (fowl) and
Opisthocomiformes (hoatzin)
- view as PDF
  [25 pages, 384 KB]
Order Gruiformes (grebes etc.) - view as PDF
  [15 pages, 308 KB]
Order Charadriiformes (shorebirds) - view as PDF
  [74 pages, 720 KB]
Order Pterocliformes (sandgrouse) - view as PDF
  [3 pages, 208 KB]
Order Columbiformes (pigeons and doves) - view as PDF
  [18 pages, 332 KB]
Order Psittaciformes (parrots) - view as PDF
  [17 pages, 308 KB]
Order Cuculiformes (cuckoos etc.) - view as PDF
  [15 pages, 280 KB]
Order Strigiformes (owls) - view as PDF
 
[12 pages, 280 KB]
Order Caprimulgiformes (nightjars) - view as PDF
  [6 pages, 236 KB]
Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) - view as PDF
  [17 pages, 320 KB]
Orders Coliiformes (mousebirds) and
Trogoniformes (trogons)
- view as PDF
  [4 pages, 216 KB]
Order Coraciiformes (toucans, rollers etc.) - view as PDF
  [24 pages, 368 KB]
Order Galbuliformes (puffbirds and jacamars) - view as PDF
  [3 pages, 212 KB]
Order Piciformes (woodpeckers, barbets etc.) - view as PDF
  [24 pages, 372 KB]

Mammal Collections

Documented by ZOOL 4023
Big Cats (Felidae): oseteological collections partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Seals (Pinnidae): oseteological collections partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Cetaceans (Delphinidae): oseteological collections partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
"Pachyderms" (Elephantidae, Rhinoceridae, Hippopotamidae): osteological material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Mustelidae (Otters, Stoats and allies): study skins partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Mustelidae (Badgers, Mink and allies): study skins partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Canidae (Foxes and Hounds): study skins partim - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Rodentia - large rodents (Muskrats, Beavers, and South American species) - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe bats): fluid-preserved material and study skins - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report

Reptile and Amphibian Collections

Documented by ZOOL 4023
Sea Turtles (Cheloniidae) - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Tortoised and Terrapins (Chelonia, excluding Cheloniidae): fluid-preserved material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Snakes (Elapidae): fluid-preserved material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Snakes (Viperidae): fluid-preserved material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Bufonidae (Toads): fluid-preserved material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Gekkonidae (Gekkos): fluid-preserved material - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report

Fish Collections

Documented by ZOOL 4023
Rajidae (Rays) - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report

Invertebrates


Cnidaria Collections
type material - view as PDF (109 KB)
  [10 pp, 109 KB]

Mollusca Collections
Aplacophora (fluid-preserved material) - view as HTML (15 KB)
Polyplacophora (fluid-preserved material) - view as HTML (127 KB)
Scaphopoda (fluid-preserved material) - view as HTML (16 KB)
Shell collections, Irish and British provenance
(Includes gastropoda partim, and all holdings for minor classes, and bivalvia)
- view as PDF
[65 pages, 612 KB]

- request summary report


Mollusca Collections

Documented by ZOOL 4023
Bivalvia (fluid-preserved material): Mytilidae partim - historical material, 1850-1950 - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report
Gastropoda (shells): Harpidae - request catalogue PDF
- request collections report

Fossil Vertebrates


Marine Reptile Collections
History of the Collections - view as HTML (8 KB)
Catalogue of Specimens - view as HTML (326 KB)