Integrated Publishing Toolkit(IPT)

free and open access to biodiversity data

New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) Material Samples

Latest version published by Landcare Research on Nov 30, 2021 Landcare Research

Specimen records from the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) that are potentially suitable and available for molecular analyses.

Data Records

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 8,640 records. 5 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • MaterialSample 
  • Permit 
  • Preparation 
  • Preservation 
  • Multimedia 

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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 8,640 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: weekly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research (2020-) New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) data for specimens and material samples.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Landcare Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

NZAC GBIF dataset UTF-8 Darwin Core Archive


Who created the resource:

Aaron Wilton
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 54 Gerald Street 7608 Lincoln NZ +6421689315

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sarah Tassell
Collection Manager
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 231 Morrin Rd 1072 Auckland NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

Sarah Tassell
Collection Manager
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 231 Morrin Road 1072 Auckland NZ

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Sarah Tassell
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 231 Morrin Road 1072 Auckland NZ
Darren Ward
Head Curator
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 231 Morrin Road 1072 Auckland NZ

Geographic Coverage

Invertebrates from around the world, but especially from New Zealand and Pacific.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Primarily Hexapoda, Arachnida, Acarina, Nematoda

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Arthropoda,  Nematoda,  Onychophora,  Annelida,  Nematomorpha,  Platyhelminthes

Collection Data

Collection Name New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Deep frozen,  Refrigerated,  Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers