- About 150,000 bird specimens, as flat skins, specimens in alcohol, mounted specimens and skeletons.
- Around 250 species and sub-species of birds are represented by types; these types are the reference basis for a scientific name (taxon).
More information about the collections
|Prionops alberti, a remarkable species endemic to the Albertine Rift. |
(2 skins in the RMCA collection)
- http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/93/ (albertine rift)
- See also the dataset ‘Afrotropical birds’ created in the framework of the STERNA project, financed by the European Union. This ornithological dataset is based on name-bearing types (such as unique bird species) which the RMCA holds. Those specimen data are directly available via portals of the Biological Collection Access Service for Europe BioCASE, such as:
- in the publication:
Type specimens of birds in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren. (En)
Authors: LOUETTE, M., MEIRTE, D., LOUAGE, A. & REIGEL, A.
published : 2002
series : ZOOLOGISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN
Volume : 26
ISBN : 90-75894-47-3
(how to order)