This dataset consists of vertebrate occurrence records of reptiles, amphibians, and bat specimens housed at the South Pacific Regional Herbarium (SUVA), in Suva, Fiji. The specimens were collected by local and visiting scientists specialising in herpetofauna and bats.
Specimen collections were done on various localities particularly on Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, and in the Lau Group. The collections were mostly done as part of biodiversity rapid assessment expeditions.
Data mobilization is supported by the BID Pacific project "Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji" (BID-PA-2020-006-NAC).
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 894 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Naikatini A, Raituva J (2023). Preliminary vertebrate dataset for the Fiji Islands. Version 1.2. South Pacific Regional Herbarium. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=suva_terresvert&v=1.2
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is South Pacific Regional Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 61366a70-822c-45b8-9e66-e61726dd13e8. South Pacific Regional Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.
Occurrence; Fiji; amphibians; mammals; reptiles; Specimen
The Fiji Islands.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-19.477, 176.66], North East [-15.813, 180]|
All records fall under the Phylum Chordata, and belong to the Classes mentioned below
|Class||Amphibia, Mammalia, Squamata|
|Start Date / End Date||2003-01-01 / 2018-12-31|
The main objective of our project is to mobilize natural history collection data housed in both government and non-government institutions in Fiji. These include collections held at the South Pacific Regional Herbarium and the Discipline of Marine Studies, both located at the University of the South Pacific, and the Fijian Ministries of Forestry and Agriculture.
|Title||Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji|
|Funding||Data mobilisation was supported by the BID Pacific project "Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji" (BID-PA-2020-006-NAC)|
|Study Area Description||Biodiversity records from Fiji held in Fijian natural history collections.|
|Design Description||The data mobilisation process followed methods recommended by GBIF (refer to the GBIF Biodiversity Data Mobilization Course).|