National Museum of Nature and Science - Japan (TNS-F)

Established in July 2006, the Collection Center collects and carefully stores specimens and materials that illuminate the study of natural history and the history of science and technology. The Center is a vibrant hub of research and academic activities. Formerly the National Museum of Nature and Science held a large assortment of specimen collections, but these were scattered and separately managed among various departments, preventing the systematic collection, management and use of specimens from an overarching perspective. With the establishment of a single collection, the Museum was able to ensure the centralized management of specimens. Over 76,000 fungal specimens are deposited at the Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science.
Contacts: Masanobu Higuchi,
Curator of Fungi: Kentaro Hosaka, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4469-8303)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 May 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 97,669 specimen records
  • 70,610 (72%) georeferenced
  • 62,042 (64%) identified to species
  • 385 families
  • 1,659 genera
  • 5,736 species
  • 5,945 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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