The Tissue Bank of Chordates collection contains more than 1.400 animals. From most of them tissue sample and liver are conserved. Basically are birds and mammals of the Iberian Peninsula. Samples are preserved in alcohol. A 100% of the whole collection has been computerized. Only samples with taxonomic identification below Family have been selected.

This dataset has a two main purpose:

1- Preventive preservation of collections: analyses and monitoring of environmental conditions.

2- Catalogue completed.

Type of content

Includes: molecular, scientific names, species list, taxonomy.


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MCNB Tissue GBIF online database (date when consulted)


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Data generalisations

Geographic coverage

Península Ibérica. Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic coverage

Kingdom Metazoa

Aves, Mammalia, Metazoa and Reptilia.

Temporal coverage

2012-09-27 / 2016-05-10

Collection Data

Additional Metadata

External data

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Digitised records

Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Spain. This resource was last checked for updated data on 03 Nov 2016. The most recent data was published o 03 Nov 2016.

Click to view records for the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona: MCNB-Tissue resource.

Metadata last updated on 2017-03-01 10:03:22.0


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Javier Quesada Lara
Administrative contact, Resource creator

Jordi Agulló Villaronga
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