Delaware Museum of Natural History – Mollusks (DMNH-Mollusk)
The Museum's mollusk collection consists of more than 2 million specimens, making it one of the largest in the United States. The 220,000 cataloged lots represent more than 18,000 species. Worldwide in scope and covering all seven living classes of mollusks, our holdings include marine gastropods (45%), land and freshwater gastropods (30%), marine bivalves (15%), freshwater bivalves (5%) and other (5%). The Museum's mollusk collection is primarily dry shells, with some alcohol preserved cephalopod specimens. Most specimens are recent; however there is some Cenozoic fossil material. Our type collection contains more than 1,200 lots.
Contact: Elizabeth Shea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Related link: http://www.delmnh.org/mollusks/
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 5 February 2020
DwC-Archive Access Point: http://www.invertebase.org/portal/content/dwca/DMNH-Mollusk_DwC-A.zip
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/3ee66eb3-4786-4bda-b7f1-c145b1a57a6b
This project made possible by the National Science Foundation awards EF 14-02667 to P. Sierwald and R. Bieler (Field Museum), EF 14-00993 to A. Deans (Penn State), EF 14-02697 to E. Shea (Delaware Museum of Natural History), EF 14- 04964 to D. O'Foighil (Museum of Zoology, UMichigan), EF 14-01176 to J. Bond (Auburn University), and EF 14-02785 to G. Svenson (Cleveland Museum of Natural History), and EF 14-01450 to J. Hanken (Harvard University).