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General information

dataset entry ID:
BF_CF21
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Odonata Database of Africa
dataset short name:
ODA
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
Point locality database of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) of continental Africa. Database of the IUCN SSC Dragonfly Specialist Group. Covers continental Africa including some islands like Seychelles, Socotra, Bioko, Sao Tome and Principe and Canary Island but excluding Madagascar. Data derived from literature, museum collections and own observations of the group members and other collectors.
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biological Classification
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Access
others/details:
version 2007
operating system:
Win 7
English
current access level:
internal
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
no
specify repository:
BioFresh data repository
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
already published through the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal
update level:
completed
type:
scientific paper
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Jens
 
Kipping
phone:
++49 (0)34298 209414
email:
biocartkipping@email.de
technical contact person:
Jens
 
Kipping
++49 (0)34298 209414
biocartkipping@email.de
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
KD
 
Dijkstra
email:
african.dragonflies@gmail.com

Intellectual property rights and citation

BioFresh
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
IUCN Dragonfly Specialist Group c/o Jens Kipping
contact email:
biocartkipping@email.de
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Dijkstra, K.-D. B., Koch, R., Boudot, J.-P., Darwall, W. R., Kipping, J., Samraoui, B., Samways, M. J., Simaika, J. P. and Suhling, F.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.
year:
2012
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.1890/110247
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Dijkstra, K.-D. B., Koch, R., Boudot, J.-P., Darwall, W. R., Kipping, J., Samraoui, B., Samways, M. J., Simaika, J. P. and Suhling, F.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.
year:
2012
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.1890/110247

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
continental
continents:
Africa
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
-34.68871595
northernmost latitude [°]:
37.3161988
westernmost longitude [°]:
-25.24066667
easternmost longitude [°]:
63.407
        
minimum altitude:
0
 
metres
maximum altitude:
5895
 
metres
countries:
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Somaliland
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group A: tropical/megathermal climates
Group B: dry (arid and semiarid) climates
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Africa:
Albertine Highlands, Amatolo - Winterberg Highlands, Ashanti, Bangweulu - Mweru, Bight Drainages, Cape Fold, Coastal East Africa, Comoros - Mayotte, Cuanza, Cuvette Centrale, Drakensberg - Maloti Highlands, Dry Sahel, Eastern Zimbabwe Highlands, Eburneo, Ethiopian Highlands, Etosha, Fouta - Djalon, Horn of Africa, Inner Niger Delta, Kafue, Kalahari, Karoo, Karstveld Sink Holes, Kasai, Lake Chad, Lake Malawi, Lake Rukwa, Lake Tana, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Turkana, Lake Victoria Basin, Lower Congo, Lower Congo Rapids, Lower Niger - Benue, Lower Nile, Lower Zambezi, Mai Ndombe, Malagarasi - Moyowosi, Malebo Pool, Mascarenes, Mediterranean Northwest Africa, Middle Zambezi - Luangwa, Mount Nimba, Mulanje, Namib, Niger Delta, Nile Delta, Northern Eastern Rift, Northern Gulf of Guinea Drainages, Northern Upper Guinea, Ogooue - Nyanga - Kouilou - Niari, Okavango, Pangani, S. Tome & Principe - Annobon, Sahara, Sangha, Senegal - Gambia, Shebelle - Juba, Southern Eastern Rift, Southern Gulf of Guinea Drainages - Bioko, Southern Kalahari, Southern Madagascar, Southern Temperate Highveld, Southern Upper Guinea, Sudanic Congo - Oubangi, Tana, Athi & Coastal Drainages, Tumba, Uele, Upper Congo, Upper Congo Rapids, Upper Lualaba, Upper Niger, Upper Nile, Upper Zambezi Floodplains, Volta, Western Equatorial Crater Lakes, Western Orange, Western Red Sea Drainages, Zambezian Headwaters, Zambezian Highveld, Zambezian Lowveld
ecosystem type:
general freshwater
year from

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
>1000
exact number of sites:
12234

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
various
general compilation
specify method:
various
organism group addressed:
macro-invertebrates (Odonata)

Sample resolution

macro-invertebrates

taxonomic resolution:
species
taxonomic coding:
sample specifications:

Other specifications

availability of photos:
no
availability of maps:
no
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
Regular cross-check by specialists of the IUCN Dragonfly Specialist Group.
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