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.

Records derived from the handwritten catalogues often lack identifications, or have identifications that are out of date, so we are currently inventorying the collection to capture the current identification of each lot. Since January 2011, more than 260,000 lots have been inventoried.

This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant numbers DEB-9249109, DEB-9408267, DEB-9616621, and DBI-9728996. 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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