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: 8 February 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 20,995 specimen records
  • 8,582 (41%) georeferenced
  • 16,518 (79%) identified to species
  • 262 families
  • 984 genera
  • 3,034 species
  • 3,034 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
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.