Use one of the following formats to cite data retrieved from the INHS Collections Data network:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: INHS Collections Data (accessed through the INHS Collections Data Portal, biocoll.inhs.illinois.edu/portal, 2023-09-21).
Access each collection profile page to find the available citation formats.
Illinois Natural History Survey - Crustacean Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 257ea482-2d6f-4cf4-846d-8efeb58f6727) https://biocoll.inhs.illinois.edu/portal/content/dwca/INHS-CRUSTACEAN_DwC-A.zip accessed via the INHS Collections Data Portal, biocoll.inhs.illinois.edu/portal, 2023-09-21).
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