Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Mollusks (CM-Mollusks)

Carnegie Museum of Natural History was founded in 1895. Malacology (the study of mollusks) has been an integral part of the Museum of Natural History since the museum's establishment. These pages introduce you to the interesting world of mollusks. Read about the ways different cultures have used mollusks throughout history. You can also learn about the history of the Mollusks section, including the curators and other notable people. Finally, learn about what is in the collection.
Contact: Timothy Pearce (PearceT@CarnegieMNH.Org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 February 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 145,394 specimen records
  • 28,404 (20%) georeferenced
  • 108,885 (75%) identified to species
  • 416 families
  • 2,002 genera
  • 7,918 species
  • 7,948 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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