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About "The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München"

 

 

The Collection

SAPM Digitalisierungsstation SAPM Knochen von Barbus Barbus SAPM Knochen von Lates Niloticus

"The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München" comprises more than 3,500 skeletons of about 900 taxa of fishes. Officially founded in 2000, the collection emanated from the Institut für Paläoanatomie, Domestikationsforschung und Geschichte der Tiermedizin (established in 1965 with Prof. Dr. Joachim Boessneck as director) and was designed to set up a reference collection of recent fish skeletons. The aim is to have a well curated accessible representative collection of fish skeletons for research purposes, particularly for the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites. The geographic scope of the Pisces Collection at the SAPM spans the globe for marine fishes, for freshwater species the focus is in the Old World, though. The collection comprises specimens of taxa of socio-economic interest to humans or species found in association with human settlements. It is intended that each taxon is represented by several individuals giving a cross-section through the intraspecific variability and age-related growth in skeletal morphology. The collection is used by archaeozoologists, archaeologists and biologists, e. g., to study and determine the skeletal remains from archaeological sites and for metrical or anatomical analyses (size and shape of the bones).


Data Project and Service

The data project "The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München" provides more than 3,300 data records on recent fish skeletons and otoliths (900 species) with 2,800 of them linked to 6,700 images. Two third of the records are georeferenced. The high resolution images are done with the digitalization station described at Digitalisation at the SAPM. Measuring scale and color checker chart are used to achieve the required international imaging standard. "The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München" is work in progress and part of the DFG funded IDES project with the general aim to make the fish collections of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns accessible via internet through national and international portals. The data project uses Diversity Workbench components, the taxonomy and nomenclature follows the Catalogue of Life. Data mobilisation and digitalisation efforts are mainly done by Dr. Henriette Obermaier (curator) as well as Christian Eichfelder, Elke Ingwersen and Florian Weller (all three temporary staff).

The data project "The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München" is maintained and expanded by staff members of the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München. Notices of errors of any kind are much appreciated by the editorial staff. Technical support is provided by the IT Center of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns.

The Database "The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München" and – if not stated otherwise – its supporting files have been copyrighted © 2014–2017 by the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München.

Permission is given for free use of textual data and images under CC BY SA 3.0 license.

Please cite the data publication via GBIF as follows:
Obermaier, H. (2014 onwards). The Pisces Collection at the Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München. – Accessed via http://www.gbif.org/dataset/ed820bdb-4345-4143-a280-4fbffaacd31d on 201X-XX-XX. Data publisher: Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns. doi:10.15468/uxag7k.

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