Universidad del Valle de Guatemala - Colección de Moluscos (UVG-UVGMOL)

The Reference Collection at Del Valle University contains a wide range of specimens from Guatemala; making it one of the largest collections in Central America. It was established in 1976 and has been developed by various scientists, students, and collaborators since then. The Collection has been broadly used for research purposes and academic uses helping not only local but also international researchers. Physical address: 18 Avenida 11-95 zona 15, Vista Hermosa III. Guatemala, Guatemala.

Contacts: M.Sc. Zabdi López and M.Sc. Gabriela Alfaro, zmlopez@uvg.edu.gt and galfaro@uvg.edu.gt
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 907 specimen records
  • 892 (98%) georeferenced
  • 752 (83%) identified to species
  • 73 families
  • 136 genera
  • 214 species
  • 214 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled "Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy" (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.