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On-line Collections 

Many natural history institutions in Spain are aware of the increasing need to share the data from their collections. For this reason, besides their participation in global initiatives like GBIF, some of them set up customized portals to access to their information. You can find a list of this kind of initiatives below.

 Herbarium of Cryptogams, Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (CSIC)
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The Royal Botanical Garden (CSIC) of Madrid offers detailed on-line information on its herbarium of cryptogam specimens. This includes algae, bryophytes, lichens and fungi (but not pteridophytes), comprising over 100.000 specimens.


 Herbarium of the University of Granada (GDA)
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University of Granadaallows making queries to the database of its herbarium of Phanerogams (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms). To access the query form, please click on "Consultas" in the menu on the left.
 Herbarium of the Centre of Documentation of Plant Biodiversity (BCN)
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The BCN Herbarium of the Centre of Documentation of Plant Biodiversity CeDocBiV in Barcelona allows free access to the data of some of its collections: seaweeds, bryophytes, cormophytes, fungi, lichens and fruits and seeds, in the following address:

 Biological Reference Collections (CBR)

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The On-line access to the catalogue of Colecciones Biológicas de Referencia (Biological reference collections) of the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (CMIMA-CSIC) in Barcelona includes: cephalopods, crustacean and fish from all over the world and particularly from the Mediterranean area. It offers scientific name, author, year, place of capture, map, etc. for each species.

 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Museum, Complutense University of Madrid

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The Complutense University of Madrid (Biology Department) possesses important biological collections, derived from research within the department over many years as well as important donations of private collections. The museum consists of various collections; some are already on-line: the Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Museum
 Spanish Type Culture Collection (CECT)

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The Spanish Type Culture Collection (CECT) is a general service of the University of Valencia and it is an Affiliate Unit of the Agrochemistry and Food Technology Institute (IATA) of the National Research Council (CSIC) since 1996.
Among the tasks of the CECT is to establish and to maintain a collection of microorganisms composed of bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi. These strains can be requested by any public organisation or private corporation.

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