Auburn University Museum of Natural History Mollusks (AUMNH-Mollusks)

The Auburn University Museum of Natural History Mollusk Collection consists of a wide range of taxa from all over the world. Our geographic foci lie in the Southeast U.S., with the great biodiversity of freshwater mussels in Alabama, and in Antarctica. We also have a strong representation of Oceania from two private shell collections donated over the years. The majority of our accessions have been through University research and affiliated persons. The Mollusk Collection contains representatives of most molluskan groups, with a heavy concentration in unionids.
Invertebrate Collections Manager: Nusrat Noor,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 June 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 21,314 specimen records
  • 8,901 (42%) georeferenced
  • 16,903 (79%) identified to species
  • 262 families
  • 1,000 genera
  • 3,093 species
  • 3,093 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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