Flora Mycologica Iberica Project databaseAcronym: BasCorol
The database contains detailed distribution information on several fungus groups species. The information has been revised, and in many time compiled, by expert mycologist(s) working on the monographs for the Flora Mycologica Iberica Project (FMI). Records comprise both collection and observational data, obtained from a variety of sources including field work, herbaria, and literature. The database contains 54,138 records, of which 20,813 are georeferenced. These correspond to 2445 species, grouped in 18 classes. The geographical scope of the dataset is Iberian Peninsula (Continental Portugal and Spain) and Balearic Islands. The complete dataset is provided in Darwin Core Archive format. The " Flora Mycologica Iberica Project database" is one of the main results produce by the "Flora Mycologica, a research project that stood from 1996 to 2008 and involved over 30 researchers . It provides information on 2,445 fungus species recorded from The Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. As an online resource, it is a valuable service, with a high reuse potential, based on its coverage, taxonomic scrutiny --carried out by taxonomic experts in the different groups-- and validation processes of the associate information (location, habitat). The other major outcome of the project were the monographs of the covered groups: Aphyllophorales [p.p.](Telleria Melo, 1995), Myxomycetes [p.p.] (Lado & Pando, 1997), Gasteromycetes [p.p.] (Calonge, 1998), Laboulbeniales (Santamaria, 1998, 2003) and Dictiosporic Dothideales (Checa, 2004).These provides description, illustrations, identification keys and additional infomation on the species and taxa included in this database.
Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands, South-Western Europe
This dataset was conceived within the Flora Mycologica Iberica Project (FMI) to serve two purposes:
1. To gather the available information on Iberian fungi as published on the scientific literature, to establish a baseline knowledge for the project and provide basic information upon which to elaborate the project's monographs, among other purposes.
2. To incorporate the primary data produced and compiled during the project to the previously available information, and thus providing updated and validated data on Iberian fungi. These data were gathered or verified by professional researches, many of whom also authored the project's monographs (see under References). Primary data added in this way mostly came from studied herbarium specimens and field campaigns. Targeted field surveys on sites poorly known and of ecological or conservation relevance were carried out within the framework of the project. The primary data were also made available as publication in the "Cuadernos de Trabajo de Flora Micologica" series (see References).
Quality control and assurance comprises a number of procedures, references and tools along the data life cycle. These can be summarized as follows:
A Data-entry manual on what to capture and what not and how to capture the information was developed and published (Pando, 1991).
International standards approved or endorsed by the "Biodiversity Information Standards/TDWG). Specifically the following were used:
Brummitt & Powell (1992), Lawrence & al. (1968), and TL-2 (Stafleu & Cowan (1976-1987; Stafleu & Mennega, 1993-2000; Dorr & Nicolson, 2008, 2009 ).
Additionally, the following works were use a reference for taxonomic names: Farr& al. (1979, 1986), and the Dictionary of the Fungi (Hawksworth & al. 1983, 1995; Kirk & al. 2001, 2008), Saccardo (1882-1972)
The database management system used (Pando & al., 2004), had many of these standards build-in as dictionaries and controlled vocabularies.
All newly entered records were checked against the actual publications by the supervisors as part of the database work flow.
A final check was done by the "Bases Corológicas" authors and editors as part of the publication process.
Dataset publication in the GBIF network include data transformation to comply with the Darwin Core specification (Wieczorek & al., 2012) and further validation procedures (geographic coordinate format, coordinates within country/provincial boundaries, absence of ASCII anomalous characters in the dataset) using DARWIN_TEST (v3.3) software (Ortega-Maqueda & Pando 2008).
Type of content
Includes: point occurrence data.
Pando.F., Dueñas,M., Lado,C., & Tellería,M.T. (2016): Flora Mycologica Iberica Project database. v1.14. Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC). Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=floramicologicaiberica&v=1.3
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