Dataset Details - Earthworms of Ireland
Records of earthworm distribution on the island of Ireland.
To collate records of earthworm distibutions into a single dataset for the country of Ireland.
Records result from a range of data capture methods (and this is recorded in the 'Sampling method' field where known). Records were sourced from a range of sources including scientific literature, unpublished data and personal records.
The island of Ireland.
16/06/1892 to 24/05/2013
All records are 'Considered correct'. The ESB has not verified individual records with the determiners, though it should be noted that the many of the determiners are recognised and respected earthworm taxonomists and researchers. Data should therefore be checked against original sources before use in contentious circumstances. The range of each of the Irish earthworm species is not currently known.
Complete in terms of historical records.
Citation: Brown, K. D. & Keith, A. M. (2022) Earthworms of Ireland. Earthworm Society of Britain & National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland. Occurrence dataset
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Brown, K. D. & Keith, A. M. Earthworm Society of Britain & National Biodiversity Data Centre, Earthworms of Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 23 February 2024, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/215>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Data Capture Period
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|Altitude (in meters) at which specimen was captured.
|Name of administrative county within which the record was made.
|The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa.
|A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded.
|Citation of the literature used as source of data
|A particular form, variation or colour of a particular species
|Description of the sampling method employed to make the record
|Soil organic matter (%)
|The organic matter (%) of the soil in which the specimen was captured
|The pH of the soil in which the specimen was captured
|The type of the soil in which the specimen was captured
|Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data).
|The name or number of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made
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