Index Museorum

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The Index Museorum presents a directory for the museums, universities, institutions, private collections, and other repositories where type material of oligochaetes named in the accounts in this nomenclator have been deposited.  During the preparation of the original volume of Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica (Reynolds and Cook, 1976), the authors established a four letter code for each repository of type material to eliminate confusion as the number of repositories increased.  While many repositories include an acronym as part of the accession numbers assigned to type material that are the same as the acronym historically associated with that repository, many others have not established an institutional acronym that is associated with accession numbers assigned to types.  Furthermore, the use of institutional acronyms (codes) and accession numbers for types discussed in historical and recent descriptions has been inconsistent, and sometimes misleading and/or incorrect.  Institutions have changed names (usually for administrative, organizational, and/or political reasons), often resulting in new acronyms and names for the ‘collection’ in which type material has been archived. We have corrected these mistakes and also cross-referenced institutional codes when possible.
In the table below, we provide a quick link to the first letter of a museum’s assigned acronym.

On this table Click on the first letter in the acronym for the museum you are searching for:


OR — use your computer’s ‘Find’ or ‘Search’ option to search for a word in the museum’s name or location (e.g., ‘Bishop’ or ‘Hawai’i’ to find the information for the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA).

We know that personnel and contact information for the museums, institutions, and repositories for the biological collections (as listed below) have changed over the years. Thus, we encourage users of this website – and in particular, the curators and administrative personnel associated with those collections – to contact us with corrections, updates, and other missing information as soon as possible (e.g., repository name, address, and the name and email address(es) of the curator, collections manager, and/or other contact personnel for inquiries regarding specimen deposition, and a URL for the website associated with that collection or repository.

Please Note: ‘[AT]’ has been substituted for the ”@” symbol in email addresses associated with curators, collections managers, and institutional contacts (below) to deter the ‘harvesting, mining, or sweeping’ of active webpages by programs initiated by virtual telemarketers, spammers, hackers, and similar ilk who perpetuate malware, adware, or otherwise congest the internet with programs that auto-collect valid e-mail addresses. Thus, you must replace the ‘{AT}’ (in email addresses noted on this page) with the ‘@’ symbol in order for your email message to be sent and received.

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AMNH – American Museum of Natural History, Department of Living Invertebrates, Central Park West
at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024 USA (Dr. Mark E. Siddall; siddall'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 211]

AMNZ – Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Private Bag, Auckland 1, New Zealand
{Dr. R. C. Cooper?} [N.O., p. 211]

AMSA – Albany Museum, Grahamstown, 6140 Eastern Cape, Suid-Afrika
(Dr. Sarah Gess; s.gess'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 211]

AMSS – The Australian Museum Department of Marine Invertebrates, 6 College Street, Sydney,
NSW 2010 Australia (Dr. Stephen Keable, Collection Manager, Marine Invertebrates) [N.O., p. 211]

ANIC – National Earthworm Collection of the CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Canberra, Australia
(Dr. Robert J. Blakemore; rob.blakemore'[AT]’ [additional contact information needed]

ANSP – The Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology,
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 USA (Mr. S. Fuller?)
[N.O., p. 211] (tel: 215-299-1000)

AUTG – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Science, Department of Biology,
Thessaloniki 541 24, Macedonia, Greece (Prof. K. Michalis)

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BDNUL [= NULV] – Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos.

BGMJ – Barrie G. M. Jamieson Collection, c/o Department of Zoology, The University of Queensland,
St. Lucia, Brisbane 4067, Australia (Dr. B. G. M. Jamieson; b.jamieson'[AT]’
[N.O., p. 211]

BHUV – Soil Biology & Ecology Laboratory Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi – 221005, India (Dr. B. Prasad?) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

BJUG – Department of Biology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province People’s Republic of
China (Qi Sang?) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

BLSS – Biological Laboratory, The Science Society of China, 533 Avenue du Roi Albert, Shanghai,
People’s Republic of China (—-) [N.O., p. 211]

BMHH – Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1355 Kalihi Street, P.O. Box 6037, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 USA
(Dr. Lou G. Eldridge; psa'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 38]

BMNH [= NHM, = NMH, =NHMUK] British Museum (Natural History), Annelida Section, Department
of Zoology, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England (—-) [N.O., p. 211] (tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000)

BNHM – Bermuda Natural History Museum, P.O. Box Florida 145, Flatts FLBX, Bermuda
(Dr. Wolfgang Sterrer; wsterrer'[AT]’

BOOL – Biologiezentrum des OÖ., Landesmuseums Linz, Linz, Österreich (—-)

BRCC – Biological Research Centre, Str. Republicii 48, R-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Dr. Victor V. Pop;
victorvpop'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 38] now called Institute of Biological Research CLUj

BUPP – Biology Department of the University of Padua, Via Ugo Bassi 58b, 35121 Padova, Italia

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CASIZ [= CASF, CASZ] California Academy of Sciences, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gates Park, San Francisco, California 94118 USA (C. Piotrowski, collections Manager of invertebrate Zoology – cpiotrowski'[AT]’] [N.O., p. 211]

CASH vide CASW (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei)]

CASW [= IHBW = MAO (Museum of Aquatic Organisms) = CASH (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei)] Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Hubei 430072, People’s Republic of China (Hongzhu Wang; wanghz'[AT]’

CEAL Centro de Ecologia Aplicada del Litoral, Casilla de Correo 291, ARG-3400 Corrientes, Argentina (Dr. Alba Rut Rodríguez; albarutr'[AT]’ [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

CEFE – Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Université Montpellier, CNRS, EPHE, IRD, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, Montpellier, France; Thibaud Decaëns [thibaud.DECAENS'[AT]’]

CEPUJ [= CEPU] – Nature Education Centre of the Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 5, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.

CICN [=ICIN] – Instituto de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, A.A. 14490, Bogotá D.C., Colombia {Natural Sciences Institute Collection, National University of Colombia}; L.V. Celis {lvcelisg'[AT]’}

CMNO Canadian Museum of Nature, (Musee canadien de la nature), Zoology Division, P.O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada KIP 6P4 (Dr. Jean-Marc Gagnon; jmgagnon'[AT]’ nom. nov. pro: NMNS, [N.O., p. 214; N.O.S.T., p. 33].

CMNZ Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, Canterbury, New Zealand [N.O., p. 211]; nunc Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, Canterbury, New Zealand (Dr. C.J. Vink; cvink'[AT]’ [2015-I-14] ^

CNLT – National Collection of Earthworms, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, A.A. 079, Pereira, Colombia. (Alexander M. Feijoo; afeijoo'[AT]’ All material will subsequently be transferred to the Museum of Natural History, National University of Colombia, Bogotá (vide CICN).

CO-ECO [= OECO, see below]

COFM Coleção de Oligochaetas Fritz Müller, Embrapa Florestas, Estrada da Ribeira, Km 111, C.P. 319, CEP 83411-000, Colombo, Paraná State, Brazil (Dr. George G. Brown; browng'[AT]’

CRSO Center of Research into Soil Organisms, Hanoi National University, A2, Km 8, Road 32, Hanoi-Sontay, Vietnam (Prof. Thái Tran Bái).

CSIC [= ICMM] Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Instituto de Ciencias Medioambientales, C/serrano 115 dpdo, E-28006 , España (V. Sesma).

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial, Research Organisation, Earthworm Collection (part of ANIC – Australian National Insect Collection) Private Bag 2, Glen Osmond, S.A. 5064, Australia (Dr. Beth Mantle, ANIC Collection Manager) [N.O., p. 211] (Beth.Mantle'[AT]’

CTU [= CTUV, see below]

CTUV [= CTU] – Laboratory of Zoology, Department of Biology, School of Education, Campus II, 3 Thang 2, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam (Tung T. Nguyen; thanhtung'[AT]’

CUMZ – Chulalongkorn University Museum of Zoology, 254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Somsak Panha; somsak.Pan'[AT]’

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DBPR Departamento de Biologia, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez PR-00709 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
(Prof. Sonia Borges) [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

DBSU Department of Biology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China
(Zhong Yuan-hui) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

DBUN Department of Biology, University of Nanking, Nanking, People’s Republic of China [N.O.S.P., p. 38]

DHSGSUM – Department of Zoology, Dr. H. S. [Hari Singh] Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar (Central University) Museum, 470 003,
Madhya Pradesh, India

DMNS – Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205
(Dr. Frank Krell, Curator, DMNS Department of Zoology; frank.krell'[AT]’

DMNZ Dominion Museum, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand
(Dr. R. K. Dell?) [N.O., p. 211]

DZSP [=ZU] – Departamento de Zoologica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, av.
Nazaré 481, C.P. 11.230, São Paulo SP 04261-000, Brasil (Dr. Sonia Casari; casari'[AT]’
[N.O., p. 211]

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Eco&Sols – INRAE, IRD, CIRAD, SupAgro Montpellier, Campus SupAgro, Bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala,
F-34060 Montpellier cedex 2 (France) (Dr. Mickaël Hedde; email: mickael.hedde'[AT]’

ELTE [ = TIUB] – Tiersystematischen Institut der Loránd-Eötvös-Universität, Puskin utac 3, H-8000 Budapest, Magyarország (Dr. A. Zicsi) [N.O., p. 215] Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Lorand University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary; (Dr. Csaba Csuzdi; csuzdi01′[AT]’

EMOC – Eveline Marcus Oligochaeta Collection, Caixa Postal 6994, Rua Sorocaba 47, 01246 Sao Paulo,
Brasil [N.O., pp. 211-212]; nunc MZUSP – Laboratório de Invertebrados Marinhos, Museu de
Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, São Paulo/SP, Brasil
(Dra. Aline Staskowian Benetti; alinebenetti'[AT]’ (tel: 55 (11) 2065 8078 – 9470 3023).

EOMH [= ESOGU] Eskisehir Osmangazi University [ESOGU], Museum of Hydrobiology Department 26480
Eskisehir, Turkey (Dr. Naime Arslan; narslan'[AT]’

ESFM – Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Müzesi, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

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FBUH Facultad de Biologia, Universidad de la Habana, Calle 25, No. 455, 10400 La Habana, Cuba
(Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Aragonés) (crodri'[AT]’fbio.uhcu)

FDNR – [formerly, Florida State Board of Conservation, with accession numbers as FSBC I] nunc Florida
Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Marine Research, Invertebrate Collection, 100 Eighth Avenue,
S.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5095 USA (Mr. Thomas H. Perkins?) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

FESC FESC Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy
of Sciences, ul. Portovaya 18, 685000 Magadan, Russia (Director I.A. Chereshnev) [N.O.S.P., p. 38;
N.O.S.S., p. 37] Институт биологических проблем Севера, Дальневосточное отделение РАН,
ул. Портовая 18, 685000 Магадан, Россия (директор И.А. Черешнев)

FMNH – The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois
60605 USA (tel: 312-922-9410)

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GTIC – Grace Thomas Invertebrate Collection, Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia,
101 Cedar Street, Athens, GA 30602-1882 (curator contact: Dr. B.J. Freeman; budfree'[AT]’^^

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HACC – Section of Anatomy, Hunan Agricultural College, Changsha, Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China (Tan Tain-Jue) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

HKLL – Hebei Key Laboratory of Animal Diversity, Langfang Normal University, Langfang, 065000,
Hebei Province, China {Yufeng Zhang}.

HNHM Hungarian Natural History Museum, 1431 Budapest, Pf. 137, Hungary (Dr. Csaba Csuzdi; csuzdi'[AT]’; (zooiroda'[AT]’

HNUE – Hanoi National University of Education, 136 Xuân Thủy, Dịch Vọng Hậu, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Vietnam (p.qhqt[at]

HOBC Hrabě Oligochaeta Collection, Obrancu mira 70, CS-602 00 Brno, Českoslovansko (Dr. Antonin Kurka) [N.O., p. 212]; HOBC – now housed in NMPC

HUJI Hebrew University Museum of Natural History, 6 Mohilever Street, Jerusalem, Israel (Dr. Z. Lev?) [N.O., p. 212]; Hebrew University Zoological Collection, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

HUZM Zoological Museum University of Helsinki, P. Rautatiekatu 13, SF-00100 Helsinki 10, Suomi (Dr.Juhani Terhivuo; juhani.terhivuo'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 212]

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IBGC – Institute of Biology, Guizhou Academy of Science, PRC-550001 Guiyang, Peoples’ Republic of
China (Mr. Jiang-ping Qiu) [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

IBMA – Laboratoire National Comparée Embryologie, Institut Universitaire de Biologie Marine, Université
de Bordeaux 1, 2, rue du Professeur-Jolyet F-33120 Arcachon, France (Dr. P. Lasserre) [N.O., p. 212]

ICBCN – Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
nunc INCDSBNational Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences [INCDSB],
Republicii nr. 48, 400015 Cluj-Napoca

ICHUM [= ZIHU] – Invertebrate Collection of the Hokkaido University Museum, Sapporo, Japan

ICIN – vide CICN

ICMM – vide CSIC

ICNBInstituto de Ciencias, Naturales Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Bogota, Columbia

ICNCInstituto de Ciencias Naturales y Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogota, Colombia [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

IEBHInstituto de Embriologia, Biologia e Histologia, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional
de La Plata, ARG-I900 La Plata, Argentina (Dr. Raquel Gleiser; rgleiser'[AT]’
[N.O.S.T., p. 32]

IEEMInstituto Español de Entomologia Laboratorio de Fauna del Suelo Pinar,19, Madrid 6, España
(Dr. J. Alvarez?) [N.O., p. 212]

IEMCInstituto de Ecologia, Apartado Postal 18-845, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, MEX-11800 Mexico,
D.F. [N.O.S.S., p. 35] collection was transferred to IEOL

IEOLInstituto de Ecologia A.C., Colección de Lombrices de Tierra, Carretera Antigua a Coatepec Núm. 351,
Col. El Haya, 91070 Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (Dr. Carlos Fragoso; carlos.fragoso'[AT]’

IEVBIEVB Institute of Ecology of the Volga Basin, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Komzina 10, 445003 Togliatti, Samara Region, Russia (Director G.S. Rozenberg) [N.O.S.T., p. 32) Институт экологии Волжского бассейна, 445003 Толятти, ул. Комзина 10, Самарская область, Россия (директор Г.С. Розенберг)


IHB [see IHBW]

IHBW [= CASW] – Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Hubei 430072, People’s Republic of China (Hongzhu Wang; wanghz'[AT]’

IHBW [= MAO]Museum of Aquatic Organisms, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Wuhan, Hubei 430072, China (Hong-zhu Wang; wanghz'[AT]’

IMBVIMBV Institute of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Palchevskogo 17, 690059 Vladivostok, Russia (Director A.V. Adrianov) [N.O.S.P., p. 38] Институт биологии моря, Дальневосточноe отделениe РАН, 690059 Владивосток, ул. Пальчевского 17, Россия (директор А.В. Адрианов)

IMLT [now MMLCN] – Instituto – Fundación Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel Lillo 205, 4000 – San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (Dr. Ernestina Teisaire; teisaire'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 212]

INCDSB – see ICBCN, above.

INCKInstitute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. A. Mickiewicza 33, 31-120 Krakow, Poland (Dr. Elƶbieta Dumnicka; dumnicka'[AT]’ ( tel. +48 12 3703546)

INHSIllinois Natural History Survey, Section of Faunistic Surveys, 172 Natural Resources Building, 607 Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA (Mark J. Wetzel) [N.O.S.S., p. 35] (Mark J. Wetzel – mjwetzel'[AT]’ [N.O.S.T., p. 33] nunc Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [physical address of INHS Annelida Collection and curator Mark J. Wetzel:  206 NRSA,  1910 S. Griffith Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA; postal address: Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 South Oak Street, MC-652, Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA

INPA [=INPAZ] – Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, C.P.478, 69.011-970 Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil (Dr. Célio Magalães – celiomag'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 212]

IRCMIndian River Coastal Zone Museum, Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc., RFD #1, Box 196, Ft. Pierce,
Florida 33450 USA (Mr. John E. Miller?) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]


IRSNB[= IRSN; = RBINSc; = IRScNB = IG] – Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique,
Section Biologie des Eaux Douces, rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgique (Dr. Patrick Martin;


ISCRInstitut de Spéologie, Collection Biospeologica, Str. Clinicilor 5-7, R-3400 Cluj-Napora, Romania
(Dr. Ioana Moldovan; oanamol'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 212]

ITFGInstitute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forest Science, Guangzhou, Peoples’ Republic
of China (Mr. Xiao-Wei Quan) [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

IZGRInstitute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of the Georgia, I. Chavachavadze pro 31, 1 Tbilisi,
Georgia (Dr. B.E. Kurashvili) [N.O.S.S., p. 35]

IZOPInstytut Zoologiczny, Oddzial w Poznaniu, PAN, Swierczewskiego 19, PL-60-809 Poznari, Polska /
Poland (Dr. K. Kasprzak?) [N.O.S.P., p. 38] dissolved, replaced by ZBRL [N.O.S.S., p. 37].

IZPAInstytut Zoologiczny Polskiej Akademii Nauk, ul. Wilcza 64, Warszawa, Polska / Poland
[N.O., p. 212] nunc Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences,
ul. Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warsaw, Poland (Prof. Dariusz Iwan; darek'[AT]’ (tel: +48 22 629 32 21)

IZURIstituto di Zoologia Universita di Roma Viale dell ‘Universita 32 1-00185 Roma, Italia [N.O., p. 212]

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JHIB Jovan Hadzi Institute of Biology, Novi trg 5, P.O.B. 323, 61001 Ljubljana, Slovenia (—-) [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

JHUB – John Hopkins University, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 301 Olin Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Dr. Katalin Szlávecz; szlavecz'[AT]’

JWRC – John W. Reynolds Oligochaete Collection. (Dr. J. W. Reynolds) transferred to CMNO [N.O., p. 212; N.O.S.T., p. 33]

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KHZN Katedra Hydinarstva a Zoologie, CS-949 01, Nitra, Československo (now Slovakia) (Dr. I. Zajonc)
[N.O., p. 212]

KIBIO [= KIBI, = KB] Korean Institute for Biodiversity Research, Jeonbuk National University,
Jeonju 561-756, Republic of Korea (Mr. Yong Hong; yhong'[AT]’;
yhong'[AT]’; geoworm'[AT]’

KNUK Kyung-Pook National University, Department of Biology, Taegu 630, Republic of Korea
(Dr. M. J. Song) [N.O., p. 212]

KNHM The University of Kansas, Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence,
Kansas USA 66045-7561 (Dr. Daphne Fautin; fautin'[AT]’ [as KUNHM]

KPM – Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, 499 Iryuda, Odawara, Kanagawa 250–0031, Japan (

KUNHM – [vide KNHM]

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LACM – Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Invertebrate Zoology,Oligochaeta 900 Exposition
Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90007 U.S.A. (Ms Leslie H. Harris) [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

LBM –[vide LBMKJ]

LBMKJLake Biwa Museum, 1091 Oroshimo, Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture 525-0001, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)77 568 – 4811, Fax: +81 (0)77 568 – 4850; e-mail: query'[AT]’

LBNI Lembaga Biologi Nasional, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, JL. Juanda 3, Bogor, Indonesia
(Dr. S. Kadarsan) [N.O., p. 212]

LHBF Laboratorie d’Hydrobiologie C.T.G.R.E.F., Place du Marechal-Leclerc, F-25000 Besançon, France (Michel Lafont) [N.O.S.S., p. 36] material transferred to: Collections de Sciences Naturelles de l’’Université Lyon 1 , Zoologie, UMR 5023, bât. Darwin, 3 rue Raphaëël Dubois, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France

LHUS Laboratoire d’ Hydrobiologie, U.A. 695 du C.N.R.S., Universite Paul Sabatier, 118, Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex, France (Dr. Narcisse Giani; giana'[AT]’ [N.O.S.T., p. 32] specimens transferred to: Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Toulouse, 35 allées Jules Guesde, F-31000 Toulouse Cedex, France [no acronym or listing yet, herein, for this institution]

LILB Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Ulan-Batorskaya 3, 664033 Irkutsk, Russia (Director M.A. Grachev) [N.O.S.S., p. 36] also (Dr. Irina Kaygorodova – irina'[AT]’ Tel. +7(3952)42-29-23, Fax +7(3952)42-54-05. Лимнологический институт, Сибирское отделение РАН, 664033 Иркутск, ул. Улан-Баторская 3, Иркутская область, Россия (директор М.А. Грачев)

LlSB vide LILB

LKCNHM – Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore, Republic of Singapore. Note: this is a relatively new name for this museum, formerly known as the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Please refer to the information associated with the entry (below) for RMBR.

LMAM Laboratoire de Morphologénétique Animale, Université d’ Aix-Marsaille, Place Victor Hugo, F-13 Marsaille 3, France (Dr. A. Vedovini) [N.O., pp. 212-213]

LMCL Department of Biology, Lanzhou Medical College, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People’s Republic of China (Feng Xiao-yi) [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

LSUM Louisiana State University, Louisiana Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 USA;; museum'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 213]

LUZI Lunds Universitets, Zoologiska Institution, S-223 62 Lund, Sverige (Dr. Y. Lowegren) [N.O., p. 213]

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MACN Museo Argentino Ciencias Naturales, “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Avenida Angel Gallardo 470,
Casilla 10 ARG-1405 Buenos Aires, Argentina (Prof. Isabel Mercandal de Barrio) [N.O.S.T., p. 32]

MAO [= CASW = CASH = IHBW] Museum of Aquatic Organisms, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei 430072, China (Hong-zhu Wang – wanghz'[AT]’

MBLP Museo e Laboratorio Zoologico e Antropologico, Museu Bocage, Faculdade de
Ciências-Universidade Lisboa, Portugal (Dr. J. A. Serra) [N.O., p. 213]

MBUCV – Laboratorio de Biologia de Invertebrados Museo de Biologa de La Universidad Central
de Venezuela, Laboratorio de Biologia de Invertebrados, Caracas, Venezuela.

MCNT Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Via dei Tominz 4, 1-34139 Trieste, Italia (Dr. Nicola Bressi;
bressi'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 213] (tel: 040 6758662 , fax 040 6758230).

MCZH Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Oxford Street, Cambridge,
Massachusetts 02138 USA (Dr. C.G. Kessler) [N.O., p. 213; N.O.S.P., p. 39]

MCZR Museo Civico di Zoologia di Roma, Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18, I-00197 Rome, Italy
(Dr. Alberto Zilli; alberto.zilli'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 36] (tel: 06 67109281).

MDPA Companhia de Diamantes de Angola Museo do Dundo, Laboratoiro de Biologia, Lunda, Angola
(Dr. A. de Barros Machado) [N.O., p. 213]

MGDG Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria,” via Brigata Liguria 9, I-16121 Genova, Italia
(Dr. Roberto Poggi; rpoggi'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 213; N.O.S.P., p. 39] (tel: 010 564567,
fax: 010 566319).

MHNL Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon, France

MHNG vide NHMG [N.O., p. 213]; Natural History Museum of Geneva {?same as MNHG? or NHMG?}

MHNS – Museum Historiae Naturalis Sloveniae, Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije, Presernova 20,
P.O. Box 290, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Dr. Tomi Trilar; ttrilar'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 36]
[Phone: +386 1 241 09 60 Fax: +386 1 241 09 53]

MINB Muzeul de Istorie Naturala “Grigore Antipa”, Soseaua Kiseleff 1, Bucureşti, Romania
(Dr. M. C. Bacescu) [N.O., p. 213]

MLFD Molslaboratoriet, Fernmøller, DK-8400 Ebeltoft, Danmark (Dr. C. O. Nielsen) [N.O., p. 213];
Note: Dr. Rüdiger M. Schmelz (pers. comm. to MJW in January 2014) conveyed a communication from Dr. Bent Christiansen, University of Copenhagen: All type material of enchytraeids deposited in the MLFD is presumed lost; a search to locate those specimens was unsuccessful. Thus, “Typus amissus1” has been added to the accounts for all enchytraeid types – those previously deposited at MLFD that are now presumed lost. [The superscript 1 is footnoted at the bottom of each of the pages on which accounts for enchytraeids with types lost from MLFD are presented; the footnote refers the visitor back to the information presented here]. The MLFD is no longer an active research institute.

MMLCN [formerly IMLT] – Instituto – Fundación Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel
Lillo 205, 4000 – San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (Dr. Ernestina Teisaire; teisaire'[AT]’
[N.O., p. 212]; updated curator contact: Dr. Marcella Peralta.

MNCN Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Departamento de Invertebrados,
(C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal), 2, Madrid, 28006 España [N.O.S.T., p. 32; updated 01-IV-2020, mjw]

MNHG – Museum of Natural History of Geneva, Switzerland; repository for specimens described by
Y. Hong and James 2008 {Rev. Suisse Zool. 115(2): 341-354} {?same as MHNG? or NHMG?}

MNHH Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover, Department of Natural History, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5,
D-30169 Hannover, Germany (Dr. A. Richter; annette.richter'[AT]’
[N.O., p. 213] (tel: 0049 511 9807-864)

MNHI Natturufrædistofnun Islands, P.O. Box 532, Reykjavik, Islands (Dr. F. Gudmundsson) [N.O., p. 213]

MNHN [= AH] – Museum National d’Histoire, Naturelle Laboratoire de Zoologie (Vers),
UMR 5178-BOME-USM 0401, Case postale 53, Bat. des Arthropodes, 61 rue Buffon 75231
Paris cedex 5, France (Prof. Tarik Meziane, responsable des collections des annélides
(meziane'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 213]

MNHU Zoologisches Museum, Museum fur Naturkunde der Humboldt, Universitat Invalidenstrasse, Berlin,
Deutschland [N.O., p. 213] nunc Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and
Biodiversity, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany (Dr. Birger Neuhaus, Curator of the collection
“Vermes” [= “worm-like animals”]; birger.neuhaus'[AT]’ (tel: 0049 30 2093 8525
(; vide ZMB

MNS – Shanghai Natural Museum; see more complete information for SNHM, below.

MPEG – Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Para, Brasil, Av. Gov Magalhães Barata, 376 – São Bráz,
Belém – PA, 66040-170, Brazil; Nilson Gabas Jr. – Director

MRAC Section des Invertebrés, Musee Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, (Koninklijk Museum voor
Midden-Afrika) 13 Chaussée de Louvin, Tervuren B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgique (Dr. P. L. G. Benoit)
[N.O., p. 213]

MSNV [= MCSN] – Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9, I-37129 Verona, Italia
(Dr. Leonardo Latella: leonardo.latella'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 214] (tel: 045 8079400,
fax: 045 8035639)

MTSN Museo Tridentino Di Scienz Naturali, via Calepina 14, I-38122 Trento, Italy (Dr. Valeria Lencioni;
valeria.lencioni'[AT]’ (tel: 0461 270371, fax: 0461 270322; info'[AT]’

MVHN Museu Valenciá d’Història Natural, Colección de Annelida y Oligochaeta “Antonio Pérez Onteniente”,
Paseo de la Pechina 15, Valencia, España (Sergio Montagud Alario) fundacion'[AT]’

MZB [ see MZBI]

MZBI [= LBNI, MZB] Lembaga Biologi Nasional, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Cibinong, Bogor,
West Java, Indonesia

MZCR Muzeul Zoologie, Str. Clinicilor 5-7, R-3400 Cluj-Napora, Romania (Dr. V. Pop) [N.O., p. 214]

MZUF Museo Zoologico de “La Specola”, Universita degli Studi, via Romana 17, I-50125 Firenze, Italia
(Dr. Simone Cianfanelli, simone.cianfanelli'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 214] (tel: 055 2055944)

MZUO (Museu Nacional de Historia National) Museum Zoologicum Universitatis Olisiponensis, Museu
de Zoologia, Faculdade de Ciências Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Prof. C. Torre d’Assunção
[N.O., p. 214]

MZUSP [= ZU?] – Laboratório de Invertebrados Marinhos, Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo,
Av. Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, São Paulo/SP, Brasil (Dra. Aline Staskowian Benetti; alinebenetti'[AT]’
(tel: 55 (11) 2065 8078 – 9470 3023).

MZUT Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, formerly? Museo ed Istituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell
Università di Torino, via Giovanni Gioletti 34, I-10123 Torino, Italia (Dr. Elena Gavetti; elena.gavetti ‘[AT]’
regione. [N.O., p. 214] (Tel: 011 4326303)

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NBMS Department of Natural Science, New Brunswick Museum, 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John,
New Brunswick, Canada E2K 1E5 (Dr. Donald F. McAlpine, dmcalpin'[AT]’
[N.O.S.P., p. 38; N.O.S.S., p. 37]

NCHU Zoological Collections of the Department of Life Science, National Chung Hsing University,
Taichung, 1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan. (Jiun-Hong Chen; chenjh'[AT]’



NHMA Naturhistorisk Museum Århus, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 210, Universitetsparken, DK-8000 Aarhus C.,
Denmark; Tel.: +45 86 12 97 77 Fax: +45 86 13 08 82 E-mail: nm'[AT]’

NHMAT [as NHMA] – Natural History Museum Ankara, Universiteler Mahallesi DumlupInar BulvarI
No:139,Ankara 06800, Turkey

NHMG Naturhistorischen Museum Genf (Museum d’Histoire Naturelle) Département du Invertebrés,
Route de Malagnon, CH-1200 Geneve, Suisse (Dr. Cl. Vaucher) [N.O., p. 214; N.O.S.P., p. 39];
{?same as MHNG? or MNHG?}

NHMI Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, nom. nov. pro: University of Ife
(Dr. Stephen O. Owa) [N.O.S.P., p. 38;. N.O.S.T., p. 33]

NHML National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal.

NHMP see NMPC Natural History Museum (Department of Zoology), National Museum of Prague,
Czech Republic. This is the English translation for NMPC

NHMS National Museum Stamford Road, Singapore 6 (Dr. Chew Kai Seng) [N.O., p. 214]; vide RMBR

NHMUK [= NHM] – vide BMNH

NHMV [= WNHM] – Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria [see WNHM, below]

NHRS [= SMNH, SMNHN] – Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007,
SE-10405 Stockholm, Sverige (Dr. Lena Gustavsson; lena.gustavsson'[AT]’; Tel.: +46 (0)8 5195 5160)

NIBR [= NIBRI] National Institute of Biological Resources, Environmental Research Complex, Gyeongseo-dong,
seo-gu, Incheon 404-708, Korea (Tae Seo Park; nibr'[AT]’ {?perhaps? IBRK?}

NMA – vide NMAM

NMAM [= NMA] National Museum of the Philippines, Annelid Collection, P. Burgos St., Manilla, Philippines
(HongY et James)

NMHM Museo Nacional de Historia Naturel, Casilla 399, Montevideo, Uruguay (Dr. M. Klappenbach)
[N.O.S.S., p. 36]

NMID [=NMI, =NMINH] National Museum of Ireland, Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Eire (Mr. Nigel T. Monaghan; nmonaghan'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 38]; +353-1-648-635.

NMMA [=MM] – Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum Altenburg, Parkstraße 1, 04600 Altenburg, Deutschland

NMNS [= NMCIC] National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle), Division of Invertebrate Zoology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K14A OM8 (Dr. Jean-Marc Gagnon) [N.O., p. 214]

NMTT [= NMNS, which is preoccupied, and NMNT – a mistake needing correction] – Natural Museum of
Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan (Hsi-Te Shih (—-); James, Shih, and Chang 2005: J. Nat. Hist. 39(14):

NMNZ National Museum of New Zealand Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand, nom. nov. pro: DMNZ
(Dr. R.K. Dell) [N.O., p. 211; N.O.S.P., p. 38; N.O.S.T., p. 33]

NMPC Národní Muzeum v Praze, Přírodovědecké Muzeum, Zoologické oddělení, Václavské náměstí 68,
CS-115 79 Praha 1, Čzech Republic (Mgr. Petr Dolejš; petr_dolejs'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 214]
(tel: 281 029 865)

NMSA Natal Museum, Privaatsak 9070, Loopstraat 237, Pietermaritzburg 3200 Suid-Afrika
(Dr. Mike B. Mostovski, Assistant Director Editor-in-Chief, Department of Natural Sciences African
) Tel: +27-(0)33-3410529 (direct); Fax:+27-(0)33-3450561 [N.O.S.T., p. 33]

NMVA National Museum of Victoria 285-321 Russell, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia (Mr. B. J. Smith)
[N.O., p. 214]

NSMT – National Museum of Nature and Science, 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718, Japan;
contact: Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera [kubodera’[AT]’], Director, Collection Center (formerly
the National Science Museum of Tokyo; a repository for some R. Blakemore types, other specimens] ^

NTMD Northern Territory Museum, Darwin, NT, Australia [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

NULV = BDNUL Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane (BDNUL).

NTUT National Taiwan University, Department of Life Science, No. 1, Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan (Jiun-Hong Chen – chenjh'[AT]’

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OECO [= CO-ECO] – La Collection Ouest-Européenne Centrale d’Oligochètes, c/o Station de Recherche sur la
Faune du Sol 7 rue Sully, F-21 034 Dijon-Cedex, France (Dr. ) [N.O., p. 214]

OLLO Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum Museumsstr. 14 und Tummelplatz 10 A-4000 Linz,
Österreich [N.O., p. 214] nunc Biologiezentrum der Oberöösterreichischen Landesmuseen,
J.-W.-Klein-Str. 73, A-4040 Linz, Austria (Dr. Erna Aescht; e.aescht'[AT]’
(tel: +43/732/759733-53 Fax: +43/732/759733-99)

OMNZ [= OM] – Otago Museum, Department of Invertebrates Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand
(Dr. R. R. Foster, or A. Harris) [N.O., p. 214]

OSUA Ogun State University, Dept. Biological Sciences, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria (Dr. Stephen O. Owa)

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PIBR – Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters Russian Academy of Sciences, 109, Borok, Yaroslavl Province, 152742, Russia (V.A.Gusakov;  gusakov'[AT]’

PMUK [= PNU] – Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea

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QMBA [= QM] – Queensland Museum Department of Invertebrates, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane 4000,
Queensland Australia (Mr. R.H. Green) [N.O., p. 214; N.O.S.P., p. 39]; update (2020): P.O. Box 3300,
South Brisbane BC, Queensland 4101.

QVMA [= QVM] – Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Wellington Street, Launceston 7250, Tasmania,
Australia (Mr. W. F. Ellis) [N.O., p. 215]

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RMBR [= NHMS ZRC, = LKCNHM] Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological
Sciences, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 6 Science Drive 2, Blk S6, #03-01,
Singapore 117546, Republic of Singapore (curator, invertebrate collections: Mr. Tan Siong
Kiatdbstsk'[AT]’; one (or more) recent publication(s) also include ZRC.ANN in accession
numbers to note deposition in the Annelid Collection of the Zoological Reference Collection at this

RNHL Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Histoire, Afd. Vermes, Raamsteeg 2, Leiden, Nederland
(Dr. J. van der Land) [N.O., p. 215]

ROMT [= ROMIZ] – Royal Ontario Museum, Department of Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology,
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 2C6 (Claire Healy – claireh'[AT]’
[N.O., p. 215]

RUMF – The University Museum (Fujyukan) University of the Ryukyus (RUMF), Okinawa Prefecture, Japan]^^

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SAMC South African Museum, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, South Africa (Dr. Wayne Florence; wflorence'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 215] name has changed to Iziko SA Museum (tel:+27 21 481 3919) or (Elizabeth Hoenson; lhoenson'[AT]’ (tel: +27 21 481 3855)

SBNZ Soil Bureau of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand [N.O., p. 215]

SBUR Station biologique, Universite de Rennes I, 35000, Rennes, France (Qi Zhao; annaqiqister'[AT]’

SINR Sichuan Institute of Natural Resources, 24 South Section 1, Yihuan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

SIZK – I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15, Kyiv 01054, Ukraine [curator: V.V. Anistratenko {anistrat'[AT]’}] [holotype for Hystricosoma chappuisi markewitschi Boshko et Pashkevichute, 1975 (Polychaeta, Aeolosomatida]

SJUB All materials [three new spp in the paper: Amynthas heshanensis, Amythas jiangmenensis, Drawida cheni, paper by Zhang, W.-X., J.-X. Li, and J.-P. Qiu. 2006. Journal of Natural History 40(7-8): 395-401]… were deposited in the Laboratory of Environmental Biology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China [mjw tentatively assigned ‘SJUB’ as acronym for Shanghai Jiaotong University Biology???] [the paper provided no explanation for the four letter groupings (GDHS, GDDH) associated with the types].

SMFD Naturmuseum und Forschungsinstitut, Senckenberg-Anl. 25, D-6000 Frankfurt-a. Main, Deutschland [N.O., p. 215] nunc Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany (Dr. Dieter Fiege, Curator for Marine Invertebrates [Polychaeta]; dieter.fiege'[AT]’ (tel: +49-(0)69-7542 1265, Fax: +49-(0)69-746238) (Collection:

SMNH [= SMNHN] – Swedish Museum of Natural History; vide NHRS, above

SNHM Shanghai Natural History Museum, Shanghai, China [ however, we believe this to be the same museum as the ‘Shanghai Museum of Natural History’, ‘Shanghai Natural Museum’, and also the same museum referenced as the ‘Shanghai National History Museum’ in one or more publications (e.g., those by Xhao and J-P Qiu) — which we believe to be mistakes created during editing or translation ]; 260 East Yan’an Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

SMNK Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Karlsruhe, Postfach 6209, 76042 Karlsruhe Museum am Friedrichplatz, Erbprinzenstraße 13, D-76133 Karlsruhe, Deutschlands (Dr. Hubert Höfer; hubert.hoefer'[AT]’

SNMB Slovenské národné Muzeum, (The Slovak National Museum), Prírodovedné múzeum (Natural History Museum), Zoologické oddelenie, Vajanského nábr. 2, P.O.Box 13,810 06 Bratislava 16, Slovenská Republika (Vladimír Janský; entomo'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

STIV Science and Technology Institute of Vietnam, 39 Tran Dung Dao Street, Hanoi, Vietnam [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

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TESRI [= TESI] – Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute, 1 Ming-shen East Road, Jiji {Chichi}, Nantou 552, Taiwan, Republic of China (Su-Chen Tsai, Chu-Fa Tsai, Huei-Ping Shen; shenhp'[AT]’

TIUB [=ELTE] – Tiersystematischen Institut der Loránd-Eötvös-Universität, Puskin utac 3, H-8000 Budapest, Magyarország (Dr. A. Zicsi) [N.O., p. 215] Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Lorand University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary; (Dr. Csaba Csuzdi; csuzdi01′[AT]’

TMHA [= TM] – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Department of Zoology, 5 Argyle Street, Hobart 7000, Tasmania, Australia (Mr. R. G. Hood) [N.O., p. 215]

TMSA Transvaal Museum, Department of Zoology, P.O. Box 413, Pretoria 0001 Gauteng, South Africa (Dr. Martin Kruger; Kruger'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 215] [museum is now known as Ditsong National Museum of Natural History]

TMTN Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab. Museet, Erling Skakkes gate 47b, N-7000 Trodheim, Norge (Dr. Olav Gjaerevoll) [N.O.S.P., p. 38]

TTRS Tall Timbers Research Station, Route 1, Box 160, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312 USA [N.O., p. 215]; (Jim Cox; jim'[AT]’; transferred to USNM {date?}

TTWNZ – Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, P.O. Box 467, Wellington, New Zealand;; tel.: +64 (0)4 381 7000;

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UAZM Zoological Museum of University of Antananarivo, Madagascar (Malalatiana Razafindrakoto; malalasraz'[AT]’ [as ZMUA]

UCBL Collections de Sciences Naturelles de l’Université Lyon, Zoologie, UMR 5023, bât. Darwin, 3 rue Raphaëël Dubois, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France (Dr. Michel Creuzé des Châtelliers; michel.deschatelliers'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 38]

UCME [nunc UCMLT] – Cátedra de Zoologia de Invertebrados no Artrópodos, [nunc Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física], Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, España (Dr. Ana G. Moreno – agmoreno'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

UCMLT [= UCM-LT; formerly, UCME, above] Universidad Complutense de Madrid Lombrices de Tierra, C/ José Antonio Nováis 2, 28040, Madrid, Espania; also Oligochaete / Earthworm Collection of the Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Biología Animal I, Facultad de Biología, E-28040 Madrid, España (Dr. Darío J. Díaz Cosín; dadico'[AT]’

UFPR – Entomological Collection in the Zoological Department of the University of Curitiba, Departamento de Zoologia/UFPR, Curitiba, Brasil (Dr. Luciane Marinoni, lmarinoni'[AT]’;; T: 55 41 3361 1650)

UHH – see ZMUH

UKEB – Ústav Krajinné Ekologie, na sádkách 7 – Čtyřl Dvory, 37005 Ceske Budejovice, Ceskoslovensko (Prof. Václav Pĭzl) [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

UMB – vide ZMBN

UMOU The Zoological Collections, Oxford University Museum, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England (Dr Sammy De Grave; sammy.degrave'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 215; N.O.S.P., p. 39]

UNTAD – Tadulako University, Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

UPVB Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Departamento de Zoología, Apartado 644, Bilbao, España (Prof. P. Rodriguez; pilar.rodriguez'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

UPV/EHU University of the Basque Country, Apdo. 644, Bilbao, 48080, Spain (Dr. Pilar Rodriguez; pilar.rodriguez'[AT]’

UPVP – University of the Philippines, Visayas, Philippines (Dr. Emeliza C. Lozada, Dean, School of Technology, Miagao Museum)

USNM United States National Museum Department of Invertebrate Zoology Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC 20560 USA (Karen Osborn; osbornK'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 215] (tel: 202-633-3668)

UWMS Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, The University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195 USA (Dr. S. Rohwer) [N.O., p. 215]

UZMC University Museum of Zoology Cambridge University Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ England (Mr. K. A. Joysey; umzc'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 215]

UZMK Universitets Zoologiske Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Kobenhavn Ø Danmark (Dr. J. D. Kirkegaard) [N.O., p. 216]

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VLSR [= VLS] – Vôrtsjarv Limnological Station, Zoologia ja Botanika Instituut, Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia, EE-61101 Rannu, Tartumaa, Estonia (Dr. Tarmo Timm; tarmo.timm'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 38; N.O.S.T., p. 33] new name Estonian Institute of Life Sciences, Centre for Limnology.

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WAMP Western Australian Museum, Department of Zoology, Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC. WA 6986, Australia (Andrew Hosie, Department of Crustacea and Worms, andrew.hosie'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 216] [= WAM]

WNHM [= NHMV] – Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, 3 Zoologische Abt. Burgring 7, A-1014 Wien, Österreich (Vienna, Austria) [N.O., p. 216] (Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Head of Department; helmut.sattmann'[AT]’ (tel: 0043 1 52177 329, fax 0043 1 52177 327)

WUMW (Wroclaw University Museum of Natural History), Unisersytet Wroclawski Muzeum Przyrodnicze, Sienkiewicza 21, PL-50335 Wroclaw, Polska / Poland (Prof. Beata Pokryszko, responsible for invertebrate collection; bepok'[AT]’ (tel: +48 71 3754155) [N.O.S.S., p. 36]

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ZBRL Zaklad Biologii Rolnej i Leśnej PAN, ul. Swierczewskiego 19, PL-60809 Poznari, Polska / Poland
[N.O.S.S., p. 37] nunc Institute of Agricultural and Forest Environment, ul. Bukowska 19, 60-809
Poznan, Poland [note: Kasprzak’s collection was destroyed in 1980s! – Dr. Elƶbieta Dumnicka in litt.
29 Jan 2013]

ZBWK specimens transferred to INCK (Dr. Elƶbieta Dunmicka; dumnicka'[AT]’
[N.O.S.P., p. 39; N.O.S.S., p. 37]

ZDUS Departamento de Zoologia, Univerdiada de Santiago de Compostela, Plaza del Obradoiro,
Palacio de San Gerómino sin, Santiago de Compstela, España (Dr. D.J. Diaz Cosín) [N.O.S.S., p. 37]

ZIAS Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, University Embankment, 1, St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia 199034; nab. Universitetskaya 1, 199034 Sankt-Peterburg (Director O.N. Pugachev) [N.O., p. 216] (Curator of the annelid collections: Iya Tsiplenkina; tsiplenkina'[AT]’ Зоологический институт РАН, Университетская наб. 1, 199164 Санкт-Петербург, Россия (директор О.Н. Пугачев)

ZIHU [= ICHUM] – Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan (Prof. Shunsuke F. Mawatari; shunfm'[AT]’; formerly, the Zoological Institute, Hokkaido Unversity, nunc Hokkaido University Museum.

ZIPP vide IZPA [N.O., p. 216]

ZIPU Instituut vir Dierkundige Navorsing, Departement Dierkunde, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, Potchefstroom 2520 Transvaal, Suid-Afrika (Dr.) [N.O., p. 216] Dr. Reinecke, moved to Stellenbosch, ajr'[AT]’ and material transferred to NMSA.


ZMB – vide MNHU

ZMBN – [previously, UMB], Zoological Museum Bergen Norway, Invertebrate Collection, PO Box 7800,
N-5020 Bergen, Norway; (;
contact the curator via email: post'[AT]’

ZMCN – Zoological Museum of Cluj-Napoca, Str. Republicii 48, R-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
(Dr. Victor V. Pop; victorvpop'[AT]’ [N.O.S.P., p. 39]

ZMH – vide ZMUH

ZMLB vide LBNI [N.O., p. 216]

ZMMA – Zoological Museum of the University of Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar
[please note: ‘ZMUA’ is the acronym used by this museum; however, since this four letter
acronym is preoccupied by a museum in Amsterdam (listed immediately below) we have
assigned ZMMA to reference the museum in Antananarivo, Madagascar

ZMMI – Zoological Museum of Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


ZMUA Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoologia, Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam,
Plantage Middenlaan 53, Amsterdam C, Nederland (Dr. S. van der Spoel) [N.O., p. 216]

ZMUB Zoologisk Museum, Universitetet i Bergen, Espegrend, N-5065 Blomsterdalen, Norge [N.O., p. 216]


ZMUH [= ZMH, = ZIZM, =UHH] – Zoologisches Museum Hamburg, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany (Deutschland) (Dr. A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, Curator for Lower Invertebrates;'[AT]’ [N.O., p. 216] (tel: 0049 40 42838-3921) (; vide Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum [UHH].

ZMUM  [=ZMMU] – Zoological Museum of the Moscow University, ul. Bolshaya Nikitskaya 6, 125009 Moscow,
Russia (Director M.V. Kalyakin) [N.O., p. 216; N.O.S.P., p. 39] Зоологический музей
Московского университета, ул. Большая Никитская 6, 125009 Москва (директор М.В. Калякин)

ZMUN Zoology Museum, Departmento de Zoologia, Universidad de Navarra, Ciudad Universitaria,
E-31080 Pamplona, España (Prof. Rafeal Jordana) [N.O.S.S., p. 37]

ZMUO Zoologisk Museum, Universitetet i Oslo, Sarsgt. 1, Oslo N. Ø., Norge (Dr. ) [N.O., p. 216]

ZMZU Zoologisches Museum der Universitat Zurich, Kunsltergasse 16, CH-8000 Zurich, Suisse
(Dr. H. Burla) [N.O., p. 216]; information: zminfo'[AT]’;

ZRC – vide RMBR

ZSIC [= ZSI, ZSIK] – Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053, India {previously: 27 Chowringhee Road, Calcutta 700013, India (—-) [N.O., p. 216]}


ZSI-GNC – Zoological Survey of India, General Non-Chordata Section, vide ZSIC (above)

ZSI-WGRC [=ZSIK]– Zoological Survey of India, Western Gnats Regional Centre, Kozhikode (Calicut),
Kerala state, India

ZSIS Zoological Survey of India, High Altitude Field Station, Mohinder Bhavan, Solan 173-212
Himachal Pradesh, India (Dr. J.M. Julka, jmjulka'[AT]’ [N.O.S.S., p. 37]

ZUTC – earthworm collection, Center of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organisms, Zoological Museum,
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Dr. Robabeh Latif, robabeh.latif'[AT]’

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