I just read here:
For example, in the research collection of the Natural History Museum in London, there is a bird specimen numbered 18126.96.36.199. This is a specimen of a kind of bird commonly known as the spotted harrier, which currently bears the scientific name Circus assimilis.
I am wondering what exactly that number
18188.8.131.52 means and how to find out more information. It seems it is structured to give some significance, such as perhaps
year.month.day.incremented number. Wondering if this is unique to the Natural History Museum in London, or if this is how everywhere does it. By everywhere, I mean every museum. That is, wondering if there is a standard of some sort on how to number specimens.