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New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC)

Latest version published by Landcare Research on Nov 29, 2021 Landcare Research

Specimen records from the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC).

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 215,428 records. 2 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)
  • Identification 
  • 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 215,428 records in English (30 MB) - Update frequency: weekly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 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 (2016-) New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) specimen data.


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 been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6e4b215e-9019-4934-8433-65d80a35c230.  Landcare Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Aaron Wilton
Biodiversity Informatics Programme Leader
Landcare Research NZ

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Darren Ward
Collection Curator
Landcare Research NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

Aaron Wilton
Biodiversity Informatics Programme Leader
Landcare Research 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,  Pinned,  Microscopic preparation,  Dried,  Deep frozen,  Formalin,  Refrigerated,  Glycerin

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 6e4b215e-9019-4934-8433-65d80a35c230