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NODES AT PRESENT INTEGRATED WITHIN REMIB
Institute of Ecology, A.C. - Xalapa
The database of the Herbarium XAL contains floristic information, at both state and national levels. It has been developed not only for scientific study, but also for helping other users wishing to find information on plants contained in the Herbarium. The database has 239 950 specimens pertaining to 16 231 species. The curator of the Herbarium is M. en C. Sergio Avendaño.
The database of Coleopters comprises three groups of insects: Scarabaeinae, Geotrupinae and Sylphidae (Coleoptera: Insecta) from the centre of the State of Veracruz, Sierra of Manantlan (Jalisco, Colima), Los Tuxtlas Biological Field Station and Palenque, Chiapas. The database has 2 699 specimens pertaining to 77 species. Dr. Gonzalo Halffter Salas is in charge of this collection.
The Reference Collection of Coleopters gathers information about the geographic distribution of the Coleopters Lamellicornia o Scarabaeoidea that inhabits Mexico. The database contains records from Mexico, USA and Canada, as well as, collects from the west side of the country. It has 6 330 curatorial records pertaining to 665 species obtained in 628 locations; 576 of these species belong to the family Melolonthidae and 120 are included in the family Scarabaeidae. This collection is in charge of Dr. Miguel Angel Moron Rios.
Institute of Ecology, A.C. – Bajio
The database of the Herbarium IEB contains floristic information of the Bajio region. The database has 163 418 specimens pertaining to 16 460 species. The curator of the Herbarium is Dr. Jerzy Rzedowski.
National School of Biological Sciences, IPN
The database of taxonomical types of
vascular plants from the herbarium of the Escuela Nacional de Ciencias
Biológicas includes 1 039 specimens belonging to 118 families, 451 genera
and 937 species of plants. Dra. Maria de la Luz Arreguin is the head of the
project. The database of the monographic study of the Echinopepon Naud. (Cucurbitaceae)
in Mexico includes 432 specimens belonging to 1 family, 2 genera and 33
species. Dra. Concepcion Rodriguez Jimenez is the responsible of the project.
The flora inventory of the Sierra of Pachuca includes 3 944 specimens
belonging to 93 families, 411 genera and 951 species. Biol. Miguel Angel
Barrios Rodriguez is the head of the project.
National Vegetable Germplasm Bank, Autonomous University of Chapingo
This seed collection contains 8 337 specimens, pertaining to 295 of wild and cultivated species used for food, medicine and fuels. Dr. Jesus A. Cuevas Sanchez is the present curator of the collection.
University of Texas at Austin
The Herbarium TEX, LL contains the Collection of Mexican Plants which includes 154 787 specimens, pertaining to 2 082 genera, 13 421 species. The database of mexican plants pertaining to the families Loranthaceae and Lauraceae contains 1 925 specimens corresponding to 3 families, 19 genera and 225 species. The collection of taxonomical types of vascular plants has 5 681 specimens pertaining to 169 families, 1 272 genera and 5 426 species. Dr. Jose L. Panero is the curator of the three collections.
University of Sonora
The Herbarium of the University of Sonora contains floristic information at state level and it is represented by 5 185 specimens pertaining to 1 658 species of plants from the northeast of the country. M. C. Jesus Sanchez is actually in charge of the collection.
Autonomous Metropolitan University - Unit at Iztapalapa
The Mastozoological Laboratory of UAM-I houses the main regional collection of mastozoological material, which includes information on terrestrial mammals of the Sierra Volcanica Transversal. The database contains 14 590 specimens, pertaining to 207 species, including infraspecific categories. The curator of the collection is Dr. Jose Ramirez Pulido. The Collection of Mexican Monocotyledons contributes to the wealth of quantitative and qualitative knowledge of the flora of Mexico through a basic inventory of the species of monocotiledonae that grow in the country. The database consists of 10 000 records of samples corresponding to 2 103 species. M.C. Adolfo Espejo Serna is actually in charge of this collection.
The Zoological Museum of "Alfonso L. Herrera", Science Faculty, UNAM
The available information includes the following biological groups: birds, lepidoptera, mammals and siphonaptera. The Collection of Mammals contains 6 652 records pertaining to 197 species. M.C. Livia S. Leon Paniagua is the curator of this collection. The Collection of Siphonaptera contains 5 277 specimens, corresponding to 197 species and Dr. Juan Jose Morrone Lupi is the curator of this collection. The Collection of Lepidoptera contains 33 675 specimens, pertaining to 426 species and 350 infraspecies. The curator of this collection is M.C. Armando Luis Martinez. The Collection of Birds contains 11 126 specimens, pertaining to 684 species, including infraspecific categories. The curator of this collection is Dr. Adolfo Navarro Sigüenza. The Collection of Herpetology contains 16,122 records corresponding to 47 families, 176 genera and 740 species. The curator of this collection is Dr. Oscar Flores Villela.
Marine and Limnological Science Institute - D.F., UNAM
This node contains information on marine species from different regions of Mexico. It contains the Collection of Diatoms from the South of the Gulf of Mexico with 7 076 records pertaining to 106 species. The curator of this collection is Dr. Sergio Licea. The Collection of Recent Ostracods from Mexico includes 3 228 specimens pertaining to 104 species and Dra. Ma. Luisa Machain is in charge of it. The Collection of Radiolaria from the Gulf of California, Mexico has 174 species and 14 infraspecies in 5 879 curatorial records. This collection is in charge of Dr. Adolfo Molina Cruz. The Collection of Macrobentic Crustaceans from the Gulf of Mexico is in charge of Dra. Elva Escobar Briones, and it is represented by 109 species corresponding to 1 004 specimens. The National Collection of Echinoderms "Dra. Ma. Elena Caso Muñoz" has 2 725 specimens pertaining to 333 species and 13 infraspecies at national level. Dr. Alfredo Laguarda Figueras is in charge of this collection. The National Atlas of Annelida Polychaeta of Mexico includes 4 985 records corresponding to 473 species all over the country, and its curator is Dra. Vivianne Solis.
Marine and Limnological Science Institute – Mazatlan, UNAM
This node contains information on marine species from the Pacific Ocean. The Reference Collection of Crustaceans has 3 784 curatorial records corresponding to 465 species and 14 infraspecies. The Reference Collection of Molluscs is represented by 1 490 specimens that comprises 664 species and 10 infraspecies. The Reference Collection of Polychaeta includes 301 specimens pertaining to 127 species. The Reference Collection of Fishes from the Mexican Pacific Ocean contains 1 235 records of samples pertaining to 222 species. These four collections are in charge of Dr. Michel E. Hendrickx.
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California - Berkeley
This database contains information on all of the MVZ's holdings of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds (bird egg/nest sets and tissue samples). The collection contains approximately 609 589 specimens and have broad taxonomic and geographic representation. Ph. D. Carla Cicero is actually in charge of this collection.
California Academy of Sciences
The Collection of Herpetology of the California Academy of
Science comprises 268 538 specimens pertaining to
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur – San Cristobal de las Casas
All the collections of ECOSUR-SC are constituted by specimens from the southeast of Mexico, mainly from the state of Chiapas. In this node, the Collection of Mammals has 1 165 curatorial records representing 127 species. The curator of this collection is Dra. Consuelo Lorenzo Monterrubio.The Collection of Herpetology consists of 713 specimens representing 129 species and 8 infraspecies from the states of Chiapas, Quintana Roo and Campeche, Mexico, and it is in charge of M. C. Antonio Muñoz Alonso. The Collection of Entomology includes 3 489 specimens corresponding to 422 species, and Dr. Jorge Leon is in charge of the collection.
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur – Chetumal
The Zoological Museum of ECOSUR-CH has the purpose to increase and maintain the scientific collections representing the fauna from Quintana Roo and Yucatan. Among the vertebrates, the Museum has around 1 741 specimens, of which 147 species correspond to birds, 58 to mammals and 74 to amphibians and reptiles. M.C. Carmen Pozo de la Tijera is in charge of these collections.
Also ECOSUR-CH includes the Collection of Reef Ichthyofauna from the south of Quintana Roo with 2 720 specimens pertaining to 195 species. The curator of the collection is Dr. Juan Jacobo Schmitter Soto. The Reference Collections of Birds and Mammals from Sian Ka’an have 1 492 specimens, of which 215 species are birds and 71 species are mammals. Both collections are in charge of Dra. Carmen Pozo de la Tijera. The Collection of Amphibia and Reptiles from Calakmul includes 341 curatorial records pertaining to 70 species and the Collection of Butterflies has 7 981 records corresponding to 213 species, and Dra. Carmen Pozo de la Tijera is in charge of it
Regarding the marine and epicontinental invertebrates, ECOSUR-CH has databases such as The Atlas of Planktonic Copepods from Yucatan, Mexico with 284 specimens corresponding to 40 species, and the Collection of Pelagic Copepods from the oriental coast of Yucatan, Mexico with 2 562 specimens pertaining to 114 species. Both collections are in charge of Dr. Eduardo Suarez Morales. The Collection of Ichthyoplankton from Bahia de Ascension, Quintana Roo, Mexico includes 1 724 specimens that represent 75 species, and it is in charge of M.C. Lourdes Vasquez Yeomans. The Collection of Free Aquatic Nematods from Quintana Roo, Mexico has 506 curatorial records pertaining to 61 species, and it is in charge of M.C. Alberto de Jesus Navarrete. The Collection of Siphonophores (CNIDARIA:HYDROZOA) comprises 2 136 specimens of 35 species from the Mexican Caribbean Sea. The curator of this collection is M.C. Rebeca Gasca Serrano. The Collection of Annelida Polychaeta from the Mexican Caribbean Sea includes 95 specimens of 95 species and its curator is Dr. Sergio Salazar Vallejo. The Reference Collection of Zooplankton includes 556 specimens that represents 131 species, and it is in charge of Dr. Manuel Elias Gutierrez.
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon – Biological Science Faculty
The collections of the Biological Science Faculty include information, on both, terrestrial and aquatic groups. Among the terrestrial, you can find the database of Pines from the northeast of Mexico, with 19 species of pines corresponding to 1 100 specimens and it is in charge of Dra. Susana Favela Lara. The database of Amphibians and Reptiles from the state of Tamaulipas is represented by 6 659 specimens pertaining to 129 species and 8 infraspecies. It is in charge of Dr. David Lazcano. The Collection of Birds and Mammals from the Cuatrocienegas valley in Coahuila contains 1 298 specimens that represent 177 species and 55 infraspecies. This collection is in charge of Dr. Armando J. Contreras Balderas. The database of Mammals from Nuevo Leon includes 5 276 specimens that correspond to 254 species and it is in charge of Dr. Arturo Jimenez Guzman. The Collection of Parasitic Hymenoptera is in charge of Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez, and it comprises 10 898 specimens of 1 782 species of Mexico. Among the marine and epicontinental groups, you can find the Collection of Marine Phycologic Flora of Tamaulipas, with 570 specimens corresponding to 145 species. The curator of this collection is Dr. Salomon Javier Martinez. The Collection of Annelida Polychaeta from the Mexican Pacific Ocean is represented by 3 900 specimens pertaining to 404 species and it is in charge of Dr. Jesus Angel de Leon G. The Collection of Marine Crustaceans Decapods contains 2 456 specimens of 241 species and it is in charge of Dr. Antonio Leija Tristan. The Collection of Ichthyology from the Bravo River in Mexico includes 6 256 specimens pertaining to 187 species and 16 infraspecies. The responsible of this collection is Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas.
The National Institute of Biodiversity of Costa Rica
The goal of the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio) is to promote a major awareness about the value of the biodiversity, to achieve its conservation and a better life quality for the human beings. The Herbarium of the INBio is represented by 160 068 specimens that correspond to 9 087 species of vascular plants. The Collection of Mycology comprises 5 620 specimens of 390 species. The Collection of Entomology contains 2 325 794 curatorial records corresponding to 9 324 species. The Collection of Arachnids is represented by 654 specimens pertaining to 69 species. Finally, the Collection of Mollusks, which includes terrestrial, freshwater and marine mollusks, is represented by 20 739 specimens corresponding to 1 400 species. Dr. Jesus Ugalde Gomez is the actual Coordinator of the Inventory Program of this institution.
The Herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden
The Herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden holds a huge collection of specimens of plants preserved and catalogued according to an standardized system of classification. All the groups of plants –angiosperms, ferns, mosses, fungi, lichens, liverworts and algae- are represented by specimens collected in all over the world; however the mayor emphasis has been done in the samples corresponding to America.
This collection includes information of 4 families pertaining to Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae and the Division Pteridophyta. The database includes 16 730 records corresponding to 354 genera and 2 728 species.
The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, CSIC
The Historical Herbarium of Sessé and Mociño contains specimens collected by the botanists Martín de Sessé, José Mariano Mociño, Juan Castillo and Jaime Senseve during the Royal Botanical Expedition to New Spain, that took place from 1787 to 1803. The database consists of 14 515 records, corresponding to 1 879 genera and 7 600 species that pertains to Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, and the United States of America. This collection is in charge of Dra. Paloma Blanco Fernández de Caleya.
The Criptogamic Herbarium comprises the collections of non-vascular plants such as Algae, Mosses, Liverworts, Lichens and Fungi. The Criptogamic Herbarium holds specimens since the beginings of the cryptogamic studies in Spain leaded by Cavanilles and his discipules Lagasca and Rojas Clemente on the turn of the 19th century. The large majority of the specimens come from the Iberian Peninsula, though exchange programs brought in numerous specimens from abroad, as the exsiccata list evidence. Thus, The database of Algae has 7 277 samples corresponding to 526 genera and almost 2000 species pertaining to 55 countries. The database of Liverworts has 3 156 samples corresponding to 195 genera and 925 species pertaining to 62 countries. The database has 13 559 samples corresponding to 490 genera and 2 727 species pertaining to 57 countries. These three collections are in charge of Dr. Francisco Pando de la Hoz.
The Criptogamic Herbarium comprises the collections of non-vascular plants such as Algae, Mosses, Liverworts, Lichens and Fungi. The Criptogamic Herbarium holds specimens since the beginings of the cryptogamic studies in Spain leaded by Cavanilles and his discipules Lagasca and Rojas Clemente on the turn of the 19th century. The large majority of the specimens come from the Iberian Peninsula, though exchange programs brought in numerous specimens from abroad, as the exsiccata list evidence. Thus, The database of Algae has 7 277 samples corresponding to 526 genera and almost 2000 species pertaining to 55 countries. The database of Liverworts has 3 156 samples corresponding to 195 genera and 925 species pertaining to 62 countries. The database of Lichens has 13 559 samples corresponding to 490 genera and 2 727 species pertaining to 57 countries. The database of Mosses has 27 206 samples corresponding to 840 genera, 5 244 species and 1 079 infraspecific categories. The database of Fungi has 52 829 samples corresponding to 1 694 genera, 8 647 species and 267 infraspecific categories. The database of the Historical Collection of Fungi has 26 649 samples corresponding to 1 302 genera, 7 987 species and 860 infraspecific categories. These collections are in charge of Dr. Francisco Pando de la Hoz.
The Missouri Botanical Garden
Information from the Herbarium of the Missouri Botanical Garden is being entered into the w3TROPICOS database through a variety of collaborative floristic, monographic or conservation projects. Currently the database contains information on over 90 000 plant names, 1.7 million botanical specimens and 70 000 bibliographic entries relating to systematic botany.
The information stored in w3TROPICOS is concentrated in areas where the Garden has conducted joint research projects with host countries or currently maintains a staff presence for training, conservation or collaborative inventory/floristic projects. The groups covered in the database include angiosperms, gymnosperms, ferns and bryophytes.
Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Science, (CICIMAR-IPN)
The CICIMAR-IPN Ichthyologic Collection can be considered as one of the most relevant ones in the ichthyologic field of the Mexican Pacific Ocean. It includes approximately 35% of the species recognized for our country. The database has 5 530 records corresponding to 92 286 specimens pertaining to 128 families, 322 genera and 558 species collected in almost 400 localities. Dr. Jose de la Cruz Agüero is the Curator of this collection. The Copepod Collection contains information from three areas of the Mexican Pacific; the west coast of Baja California, the Gulf of California and the coast of Sinaloa, Sonora, Michoacan and Guerrero. This information includes from 60% to 80% of the zooplankton found in the areas mentioned above. It also includes information on the pelagic copepods found at the Magdalena Bay, South Baja California. The database has 962 curatorial records from 33 families, 78 genera and 228 species. M. C. Jose Ricardo Palomares Garcia is the Curator of the Copepod Collection and Dr. Sergio Hernandez Trujillo is the Head of the Project for the Copepod Diversity in the region of Magdalena Bay, South Baja California. The Ichthyoplankton Collection gathers information from the two main areas of the Magdalena - Almejas Bay Estuarine System and the El Vizcaino neritic region. The former one is the biggest and most important region of the Mexican Pacific, it relates to the ocean through three entrances that promote the exchange of water and marine fauna. The environmental and fishery relevance is based on the complexity of the fauna and the abundance of trade attractive resources, mainly fishing of minor pelagic fish. The database has 4 137 curatorial records from 102 families, 227 genera and 263 species. Dr. Rene Funes Rodriguez is the Curator of the Ichthyoplankton Collection and M.C. Ricardo Javier Saldierna Martinez is the Head of the Fish Larvae Project at El Vizcaino region. The Phycological Collection database has 1 322 specimen from 53 families, 139 genera and 286 species of the Rhodophyta, Phaeophyta, Chlorophyta and Cyanophyta divisions. Dra. Maria Margarita Casas Valdez is the Curator of this collection. The database of Ichthyologic Fauna from El Vizcaino, B.C.S. contains information on the Laguna Ojo de Liebre from the El Vizcaino Biosphere reserve, it includes a total of 8 452 curatorial records from 36 families, 50 genera and 57 species. Dr. Felipe Galvan Magaña is in charge of the collection and M. en C. Leonardo Andres Abitia Cardenas is the Head of the Project. The database Malacological Fauna Malacologica from El Vizcaino, B.C.S. includes information on the Laguna Ojo de Liebre from the El Vizcaino Biosphere reserve, with a total of 1 080 curatorial records from 23 families, 31 genera and 34 species. Dr. Oscar Holguin Quiñonez is in charge of the Malacological Collection and M. en C. Leonardo Andres Abitia Cardenas is the Head of the Project. The database of Phycological Flora from El Vizcaino, B.C.S. contains information on the Laguna Ojo de Liebre from the El Vizcaino Biosphere reserve, with a total of 1 084 curatorial records from 30 families, 56 genera and 92 species. Dra. Maria Margarita Casas Valdez is the Curator of the collection and M. en C. Leonardo Andres Abitia Cardenas is the Head of the Project.
Northwest Biological Research Center, S.C.
The database of Phototropic Bacteria Diversity at the Benthic Microbial Communities at Bahía Concepcion, B.C.S., Mexico contains information of the cyanobacteria and anoxygenic phototropic bacteria that build benthic microbial communities or any other type of microbial organizations in hot springs, evaporative plains and marine bottoms at Bahía Concepción, B.C.S., Mexico. It has 8 records from 4 families, 7 genera and 8 species belonging to Leptolyngbya thermalis, Limnothrix amphigranulata, Oscillatoria limnetica, Phormidium rubrum, Phormidium okeni, Synechococcus cedrorum, Synechococcus elongatus y Synechocystis aquatilis. Dr. Alejandro Lopez Cortes is the Head of the Project. The Phyllopod Collection, which is in charge of Dr. Alejandro Maeda Martinez, includes 334 curatorial records from 10 families, 14 genera and 29 species from fresh water phyllopods in Mexico. The CIBNOR Herbarium has approximately 17 000 specimen, mainly from South Baja California and its surrounding areas, including 8 islands from the Gulf of California. The database includes 17 946 curatorial records from 246 families, 1 325 genera and 3 966 species. M.C. Jose Juan Perez Navarro is the Curator of the Herbarium.
La Molina National Agrarian University
The Weberbauer Herbarium has as its main goal the preservation of the Types, Holotypes and Isotypes of the Peruvian flora as well as the recording of the new specimen included in the Herbarium. The plants collected are native curative plants from Peru, the wild relatives of the cultivated native species; flora from the Huaral, Chillón, Rimac, Lurín and Cañete Basins as well as from the Lima Region; ordinary ornamental species found in public parks and gardens in the Lima Province; species with pesticidal and dyeing properties and other plants showing some economic importance. The database includes 2 734 specimen from 1 069 species. Dra Graciela Vilcapoma Segovia is the Director and Curator of the Weberbauer Herbarium.
Faculty of Superior Studies – Iztacala, UNAM
The Biology, Technology and Prototypes Unit (UBIPRO) is mainly focused on determining the resulting level and effect of the interactions on the use and management of vegetal resources, as well as on the understanding of the processes of environmental damage on arid zones in our country. All with the purpose of proposing plans for restoration and sustainable management.
The available information in this node includes the following databases: Herpetofauna of the Region El Huizache, San Luis Potosi, Mexico with 1 147 specimens corresponding to 18 families, 37 genera and 59 species collected in 84 localities. Dr. Aurelio Ramirez Bautista is in charge of this database. Amphibians and Reptiles from the Medanos of Samalayuca, Chihuahua, Mexico contains 902 specimens corresponding to 10 families, 24 genera and 35 species collected in 76 localities; Demography and Live History of the Lizard Xenosaurus, Mexico includes 1 000 specimens pertaining to 26 families, 69 genera and 111 species collected in 26 localities and Amphibians and Reptiles from the East and Noreast of Chihuahua, Mexico which contains 6 000 specimens corresponding to 24 families, 59 genera and 126 species collected in 302 localities. The Head of these three projects is Dr. Julio A. Lemos Espinal. The database Actual Status and Phytogeography of the Species of the Endemic Family Cucurbitaceae of Mexico includes 4 613 specimens corresponding to one family, 37 genera and 135 species collected in 3 516 localities. Dr. Rafael Lira Saade is in charge of this proyect. Flora from the Valley of Tehuacan-Cuicatlan, Mexico, contains 7 536 specimens corresponding to 74 families, 441 genera and 1 169 species collected in 2 423 localities. The Head of this project is Dra. Patricia Davila Aranda. The Taxonomic Study of the Genus Quercus (Fagaceae) from the State of Mexico, México, is in charge of Dra. Silvia Romero Rangel and contains 1 201 specimens pertaining to one genus and 23 species collected in 375 localities.
University of Arizona (ARIZ)
Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)
The Autonomous University of Baja California is mainly focused on the
identification and evaluation of regional phenomena and processes, both
terrestrial and marine, on the proposal of solutions and precautionary
measures to generated problems and impacts, as well as sustainable
alternatives for a rational exploitation of biological resources.
Institute of Biology, UNAM (IBUNAM)
The National Fish Collection is one of the most important collections in the country. It houses almost 14 000 specimens that represents the fish diversity widespread throughout Mexican lakes, rivers, wetlands, deltas and estuaries. It also has samples from the coast and deep waters of the Ocean Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico; as well as fish species from the North and Central America. The database includes 12 203 records pertaining to 172 families, 530 genera and 1 276 species collected in 1 356 localities. The curator of this collection is Biol. Hector Espinosa.
The Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY)
Herbarium Kew of the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBGKEW)
The Herbarium Kew, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of the world's largest and houses an collection of over six million specimens of vascular plants and fungi from all over the world. The database contains specimens information from Mexico. It has 4517 specimens grouped in 8 families, 145 genera and 904 species, collected at 2317 localities. The curator of the herbarium is Prof. Simon J. Owens
Advanced Studies and Research Center, IPN
The National Center of Reference of Biological Control, SAGARPA
The purpose of the CNRCB is to promote through specific programs the use of biological controls to prevent plagues that affect the main crops. It is an important aspect for promoting the environment preservation through of economical and ecological alternative methods of plague control. The database contains 1 989 specimens pertaining to 5 families, 20 genera and 21 species and 43 infraspecies of microorganisms, and it pertains to the SNIB. The heads of the project are the Ing. Marco Antonio Mellin Rosas and the M. en C. Hugo Cesar Arredondo Bernal.
Herbarium of Geo. B. Hinton
The Geo. B. Hinton Herbarium is a private
collection of vascular plant specimens collected in the states of Coahuila,
Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Guerrero and the State of Mexico,
mainly. The database contains 11 078 specimens pertaining to 158 families, 919
genera and 2 765 species of plants. The curator of the herbarium is M. en C.
George S. Hinton
The National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity
The National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity contains a great variety of databases with the aim to organize the creation and maintenance of the National Information System on Biodiversity (SNIB). Next, there is a description of these databases:
The database of Columnar Cacti from Mexico includes 2 022 specimens pertaining to 60 species and Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra Real de Azua is the responsible for this database. The database of Native Trees and Shrubs for Restoration and Reforestation of Mexico is represented by 4 607 specimens corresponding to 240 species. Dr. Carlos Vazquez Yanes was in charge of this project. The database of Trees from the Yucatan Peninsula, Flora from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca and Asteraceae Family in Mexico contains 24 946 specimens pertaining to 2 188 species and 210 infraspecies. The responsible for this database is Dr. Jose Luis Villaseñor Rios. The database of Bombycoide Lepidopters of Mexico contains 3 156 specimens corresponding to 363 species and 57 infraspecies and the Reference Collection of Mexican Diurnal Lepidopters of the CNIN-IBUNAM comprises 55 747 specimens pertaining to 802 species and 589 infraspecies. Dr. Manuel A. Balcazar Lara is the responsible of both projects. The database of Bioactive Agents from Dryland Biodiversity of Latin America includes 725 specimens grouped in 115 families, 303 genera and 340 species, collected at 126 localities. The head of the project is Dr. Robert Bye Boettler.
The database of Repatriation of plant specimens data from the Botanical Garden of New York Herbarium correspond to families Asteraceae and Leguminosae, and dividions Bryophyte and Pteridophyte and related plants; a total of 86 families, 650 genera, 4 320 species and 23 889 specimens geo-referenced. CONABIO is the head of the project. The database of Specimens collected by George Boole Hinton (1882-1943) deposited in the Herbarium at Kew: Family Leguminosae has 1747 specimens grouped in one family, 85 genera and 407 species, collected at 271 localities. Dra. Lourdes Rico Arce is the responsible of the project. Repatriated data from the Arizona Herbarium correspond to 132 families of plants to Poaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Leguminosae, Compositae, Lamiaceae, Solanaceae, etc. A total of corresponding to 1,037 genera and 5,674 species. CONABIO is the head of the project.
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