Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Beja, P., Vaz Pinto, P., Veríssimo, L., Bersacola, E., Fabiano, E., Palmeirim, J. M., … Taylor, P. J. (2019). The Mammals of Angola. Biodiversity of Angola, 357–443. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_15 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_15

Scientific investigations on the mammals of Angola started over 150 years ago, but information remains scarce and scattered, with only one recent published account. Here we provide a synthesis of the mammals of Angola based on a thorough survey of primary and grey literature, as well as recent unpub…

Figueira, R., & Lages, F. (2019). Museum and Herbarium Collections for Biodiversity Research in Angola. Biodiversity of Angola, 513–542. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_19 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_19

The importance of museum and herbarium collections is especially great in biodiverse countries such as Angola, an importance as great as the challenges facing the effective and sustained management of such facilities. The interface that Angola represents between tropical humid climates and semi-dese…

Taylor, P. J., Neef, G., Keith, M., Weier, S., Monadjem, A., & Parker, D. M. (2018). Tapping into technology and the biodiversity informatics revolution: updated terrestrial mammal list of Angola, with new records from the Okavango Basin. ZooKeys, 779, 51–88. doi:10.3897/zookeys.778.25964 https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.778.25964

Using various sources, including the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), published literature, recent (2015–2017) collections, as well as bat detector and camera trap surveys with opportunistic sightings and live capture in the upper Okavango catchment in central Angola, we present an u…