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  • Algae Collection - U.S. National Herbarium (929)

    The US Algal Collection is represented by over 219,548 accessioned and inventoried herbarium specimens preserved on herbarium sheets. The herbarium sheets are catalogued by number and detail the taxonomic, geographic, and collection data for each specimen (including cross-references to the applicable support collections and the computerized inventory database). In addition to the herbarium sheets, the Museum's collection contains over 70,000 specimens on microscope slides, in boxes, or in the liquid-preserved collection. The Algae Collection of the U.S. National Herbarium has been inventoried and compiled into a computerized database. The type collection is searchable on the World Wide Web. The main collection is currently accessible only by in-house staff. Collections-based research inquiries of this database are available in printed form and may include searches on any of the indexed fields. (3/18/2005)

  • Academy of Natural Sciences Malacology and Invertebrate Paleontology (953)

    Malacology and invertebrate collections catalogs, and molluscan species database, and publications. (10/1/1998)

  • Association of Systematics Collections (781)

    The mission of the Association of Systematics Collections is to support and enhance natural history collections, their human resources, and the institutions that house them, for the benefit of science and society. (10/1/1998)

  • Biodiversity and Biological Collections Webserver (1105)

    Searchable resources in Botany, Herpetology, Invertebrates, Entomology, Ichthyology, General Biodiversity and lots more. (10/1/1998)

  • Florida Museum of Natural History (825)

    Holding more than 10,000,000 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mollusks, butterflies, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, Recent and fossil plants, and associated databases and libraries. (10/1/1998)

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