SCAN Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research) (SCAN-ARTSYS)

ARTSYS is the "SCAN Collection of Externally Processed Specimens for Arthropod Systematics Research". ARTSYS is a pragmatic solution to the challenge of making specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing revisionary systematic project, but are frequently on loan or otherwise not destined to become part of the author's home collection. ARTSYS is open to any revisionary arthropod systematist needing such a tool. The occurrence record table allows one to specify the Owning Institution and Disposition (e.g., "on loan"). Request access to ARTSYS: e-mail Register your set of utilized ARTSYS catalog numbers: Access the ARTSYS spreadsheet template: [Download the spreadsheet, adjust the number in cell A2 according to the number set reserved in the Tracking Google spreadsheet, and print your set of 525 catalog numbers]
Contact: Nico M. Franz (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0acac5fe-f0ec-4d9f-82f8-0dbb74888de2
Live Data Download: Login for access
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 4,550 specimen records
  • 4,492 (99%) georeferenced
  • 37 (0.81%) with images
  • 4,094 (90%) identified to species
  • 8 families
  • 51 genera
  • 82 species
  • 84 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371