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Collection Malacology - SNSD [Sammlung Malakologie - SNSD]
Citation
Senckenberg: Collection Malacology - SNSD

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Description
The Malacology - SNSD collection is part of the SeSAM collections of Senckenberg. This collection is kept in the Natural History Museum in Dresden and contains mollusc specimens from all over the world. more

The mollusc collection houses approximately 1 million specimens of Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Polyplacophora, and Scaphopoda. The material originates from world-wide distributed localities with a special focus on Central Europe, South East Asia, the Russian Far East , Western Africa, and the Caribbean. Historical important material is that of Theodor & Paul Reibsch (Dresden), Kurt Büttner (Zwickau), and Arthur Schlechter (Kamenz), which provides the probable most important archive of Saxonian land- and freshwater molluscs, completed by a substantial collection of freshwater pearl mussels.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Museum specimens, Global, Molluscs

Geographical coverage
Global

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Parameter
Collected biological specimens

Contributors
Senckenberg Nature Research Society; Research Institute and Natural History Museum, moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
SeSAM collections of Senckenberg, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2013-08-30
Information last updated: 2014-04-16
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