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Digitisation of European Collections By Country

Following on from my previous post, European Natural History Collections – What’s Missing, it is simple to create a ranked list of countries and an estimate of the number of specimen records they have in GBIF. Countries with a score of zero don’t appear in the list.

Country Specimens
Spain 2,277,428
France 2,081,208
United Kingdom 1,038,133
Germany 747,159
Poland 304,798
Netherlands 263,655
Belgium 217,417
Denmark 161,163
Slovenia 160,757
Finland 146,845
Switzerland 86,675
Austria 82,861
Portugal 63,218
Norway 34,498
Total 7,665,815

I am still looking for a flaw in how I have calculated these numbers and would welcome suggestions.

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