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Collection Mollusca SMF
Senckenberg, Collection Mollusca SMF.

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The Mollusca collection is part of the SeSAM collections of Senckenberg which combines all collections held at the Senckenberg Natutal History Museum of Frankfurt. This collection contains molluscs from all over the world. more

The mollusc collection consists of both Recent and fossil Tertiary molluscs and is one of the worlds major research collections. Actually it contains about 30,000 species/subspecies of Recent molluscs (the Pulmonates making up about half of this number) and ca. 8,500 Tertiary fossil taxa. It comprises about 0.6 million lots including ca. 7,000 primary type specimens. Coverage is worldwide. Most important is the collection of land- and freshwater species which is particularly strong in material from the Palearctic and Asia (Thailand, China, Japan, Philippine Islands). Especially well represented are the freshwater bivalves and among the gastropods families such as the Cyclophoridae, Hydrobioidea, Pupillidae, Clausiliidae, Camaenidae and Helicidae. The marine collection includes major holdings from the European seas, the Eastern Atlantik, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and SE-Asia. Strength of the fossil collection is the European Tertiary, especially Oligocene and Neogene faunas.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Museum collections, World, Mollusca

Geographical coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Collected biological specimens

Senckenberg Nature Research Society; Research Institute and Natural History Museum, moredata owner

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SeSAM collections of Senckenberg, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2011-06-22
Information last updated: 2014-04-16
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