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Locality Number (Site/Habitat/Origin)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for natural science collectionsSociété des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains a number associated with the locality where the specimen originated.


  • The locality number may appear on a topographic map pertaining to the distribution of a species or on a geological map.

    Record for lithology A of outcrop 56 of a sandstone specimen

      Rock Name sandstone
    Locality Number 56A

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the full number or code for the locality where the specimen originated, respecting its official form.

    A stibnite specimen from outcrop 0670 on a geological map of Nova Scotia.

     Species stibnite
      Originating Continent North America
      Originating Country Canada
      Originating Province Nova Scotia
    Locality Number 0670
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the number.

    Locality Number 2310 ?
  3. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec