New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNH&S) Invertebrate specimens (Arctos)

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The NMMNHS Mollusc collection was started by the donation of the Ostheimer Collection when the museum opened. The collection also includes a land snail collection from Dr. Rick Smartt and various smaller collections from donors, volunteers and staff. The Mollusc collection has around 15,000 specimens, with the majority in the dry collection. Many of the specimens are from the Southwestern US, but the majority represents the Mollusca biodiversity from the Pacific-Indian Oceans.

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Geographic Coverage

Focused on the Southwestern US with specimens from the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum Mollusca, Amoebozoa, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1950-current

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Alternative Identifiers fc65374a-64af-4131-9c4e-e206945ac0b3