New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Invertebrate specimens (NMMNH&S-Invertebrates)

The NMMNHS Mollusc collection was started by the donation of the Ostheimer Collection when the museum opened. The collection also includes a land snail collection from Dr. Rick Smartt and various smaller collections from donors, volunteers and staff. The Mollusc collection has around 15,000 specimens, with the majority in the dry collection. Many of the specimens are from the Southwestern US, but the majority represents the Mollusca biodiversity from the Pacific-Indian Oceans.
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 December 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 10,701 specimen records
  • 7,800 (73%) georeferenced
  • 224 (2%) with images (1,024 total images)
  • 7,749 (72%) identified to species
  • 321 families
  • 1,145 genera
  • 2,976 species
  • 3,007 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics