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JISC-funded project: GB/3D type fossils online - a project blog

Howe, Michael. JISC-funded project: GB/3D type fossils online - a project blog. 5 April 2012, http://gb3dtypefossils.blogspot.co.uk/ [Output (Electronic)]

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The International Code on Zoological Nomenclature and the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants require that every species or subspecies of organism, whether living or fossil, should have a type or reference specimen to define its characteristic features. These specimens are held in museums and collections around the world and must be available for study. Many of the UK fossil species were defined over a century ago, and with time, the type specimens may have deteriorated or been lost, causing major problems. The GB/3D type fossils online project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of the type specimens held in British collections, of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK, including links to photographs (including 'anaglyph' stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models. The BGS is partnered by: National Museum Cardiff; Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences; Oxford University Museum of Natural History; Geological Curators' Group Together the partners will develop a collaborative database of British type specimens. The project blog is available through the BGS website.

Item Type: Output (Electronic)
Electronic Identifier / URL / DOI: http://gb3dtypefossils.blogspot.co.uk/
Date made live: 19 Apr 2013 11:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500782

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