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The aim is to provide a general view of the echinoderm collection of the Paris Museum,

which is primarily a scientific collection.

The naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, one of the founders of the Theory of Evolution, was the

first to really establish the collection of echinoderms at the Paris Museum. There are both dry

and alcohol-preserved lots. Some sea cucumber specimens are preserved as microscopic preparations

on slides. The number of lots is estimated at 500,000, of which 0.4% are types. Echinoderms have

been collected in all oceans, at all latitudes. The largest numbers of specimens were collected

relatively recently in the Indo-West Pacific. Echinoderms live exclusively in marine waters and at

all depths. For 25 years intensive research programs have permitted huge collections to be obtained,

especially from the Indo-Pacific and Antarctic regions. Most of the data entered so far are from

these regions.


Nadia Améziane

Rôle(s) : Contact de la ressource

Pierre Lozouet

Rôle(s) : Fournisseur du contenu

Tim O'Hara

Rôle(s) : Fournisseur du contenu

Marc Éleaume

Rôle(s) : Fournisseur du contenu

Sébastien Soubzmaigne

Rôle(s) : Fournisseur du contenu

Simon Chagnoux

Rôle(s) : Fournisseur des métadonnées


Rôle(s) : Créateur


MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle: The echinoderm collection (IE) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) doi:10.15468/tp2nxo


Dataset: The echinoderm collection (IE) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) Rights as supplied: Not supplied

Enregistrements numérisés

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Dernière mise à jour : 30 May 2016.

Dernière publication : 25 May 2015.


Dernière mise à jour des métadonnées le 2016-06-08 21:41:54.0