Malacology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

This database contains records related to 460,000 lots maintained in the malacology department. These records are derived from

  1. detailed computer records for material entering the collection since 1976, and
  2. records digitized from the handwritten catalogues, which were started in 1890.
  3. an inventory started in 2011 that has recorded the current placement in the collection of more than 300,000 lots, and
  4. images of specimens and labels, particularly for type lots.

This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers DEB-9249109, DEB-9408267, DEB-9616621, DBI-9728996 and DBI-1203605. The last of these supports our current project to digitize at least one specimen for each of an estimated 12,000 names for which ANSP hold type material. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations presented in this material are only those of the grantees and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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