New Brunswick Museum - Mollusca (NBM-Mollusca)

The NBM mollusc collection included about 9,000 catalogued lots of dried and wet-reserved specimens.  Although the collection includes some late 19th C specimens, most material is post-1950. The collection incorporates the private collections of Jean E. and Sandra L. Brown (marine, worldwide), Don Doell (Conide, uncatalogued), and R. Henderson (marine, Caribbean and Somalia, uncatalogued). Significant recent additions include terrestrial molluscs from NBM Research Associate Robert Forsyth and large holdings of the 10 New Brunswick freshwater mussel species (Margaritiferidae, Unionide), acquired through staff investigation and those of local watershed groups.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: efa9e207-9ac3-4e6e-867f-df355df0b444
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Cite this collection:
New Brunswick Museum Collections (2024). New Brunswick Museum - Mollusca. Occurrence dataset accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal on 2024-07-20.
Collection Statistics
  • 8,878 specimen records
  • 7,968 (90%) georeferenced
  • 6,134 (69%) identified to species
  • 226 families
  • 309 genera
  • 830 species
  • 830 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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