A Checklist of Flora and Fauna of Rivers State, Nigeria

Latest version published by University of Lagos on Apr 1, 2023 University of Lagos
Publication date:
1 April 2023
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University of Lagos
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This is a checklist of Flora and Fauna in River state Nigeria

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 75 records.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Oyedeji A, Ogundipe O (2023): A Checklist of Flora and Fauna of Rivers State, Nigeria. v1.0. University of Lagos. Dataset/Checklist. https://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=floraandfaunaofrivers&v=1.0


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Lagos. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 258e2ff4-0eae-4146-9a2b-4b411ee9c802.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Checklist; Plants; Animals; Rivers; Nigeria; Inventoryregional


Ayodele Oyedeji
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Senior Lecturer
Niger Delta University
Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change & Watersheds
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
  • Principal Investigator
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
Associate Professor
University of Lagos
Department Of Botany
23401 Akoka
Victor Oroleke
  • Processor
Technical Assistant
University of Lagos
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, Faculty of Science
23401 AKOKA

Geographic Coverage

Collection was done in River state Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.341, 6.24], North East [5.168, 7.537]

Taxonomic Coverage

Areaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteraceae, Caricaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Bignoniaceae, Lamiaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Combretaceae, Poaceae, Polypodiaceae, Pteridaceae, Urticaceae, Moraceae, Anacardiaceae, Rutaceae, Musaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Nephrolepidaceae, Myrtaceae, Malvaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Irvingiaceae, Pontederiaceae, Dilleniaceae, Fabaceae, Gentianaceae, Rubiaceae, Acanthaceae, Ardeidae, Cisticolidae, Corvidae, Hirundinidae, Mustelidae, Ploceidae, Potamididae, Psittacidae, Pycnonotidae, Pythonidae, Scolopacidae, Scopidae, Varanidae

Phylum Tracheophyta, Chordata, Mollusca
Class Magnoliopsida, Liliopsida, Aves, Squamata, Mammalia, Gastropoda

Project Data

Mobilization of Nigerian Coastal Biodiversity

Title Implementation of the Biodiversity Information and data System for Coastal Ecosystems in Nigeria - BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Identifier BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Funding GBIF-BID
Study Area Description Nigerian Coastal Environments

The personnel involved in the project:

Additional Metadata