LACM Malacology

Latest version published by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Mar 17, 2020 Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

LACM Malacology The James H. McLean Mollusk Collection of the LACM Malacology Department is one of the largest recent mollusk collections in North America and the world … and is the largest of its kind on the Pacific Rim. The collection is predominantly dry material with lesser amounts of wet preserved specimens and includes material from all molluscan classes. It is worldwide in scope with an emphasis on the eastern Pacific Ocean (arctic Alaska to southern Chile) and includes an estimated 500,000 lots containing approximately 4.5 million specimens. Over 120,000 lots have been electronically captured, which includes over 2,300 type lots. Renowned acquired collections include those from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Alan Hancock Foundation at the University of Southern California (USC).

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Groves L, Mertz W (2020): LACM Malacology. v1.0. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-mollusks&v=1.0

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ec0ad39f-3370-4d51-a663-cb27abd2a6bb.  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Lindsey Groves
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Lindsey Groves
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who filled in the metadata:

Lindsey Groves
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US
William Mertz
Database Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 W Exposition Blvd 90007 Los Angeles CA US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Erica Krimmel

Geographic Coverage

The James H. McLean Mollusk Collection is worldwide in scope with an emphasis on the eastern Pacific Ocean (arctic Alaska to southern Chile).

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The James H. McLean Mollusk Collection of the LACM Malacology Department includes material from all molluscan classes.

Phylum  Mollusca (mollusks)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=lacm-mollusks