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A[edit]

Musea "A"
Acronym Museum
A Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
AAC Anhui Agricultural College, Department of Plant Protection, China
AAI Allahabad Acricultural Institute, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
AAS Herbarium, Biosciences Division, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
AAU Herbarium, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
ABF Acaroteca Berlesiana, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zoologia Agraria, Cascine del Riccio (formerly Florence), Italy
ABSRC AgroBioSys International Reference collection, Wetteren, Belgium.
AC Amherst College [On permanent loan to University of Massachusetts, see MASS]
AcAT Agricultural Research Council – Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
AEI American Entomological Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
AFCU Plant Protection Dept of the Agricultural Faculty, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
AFRI African Butterfly Research Institute, Nairobi.
AFUA Department of Biology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
AHF Allan Hancock Foundation, Los Angeles, California, USA
AHI Alexander Humboldt Institute, Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Bogotá, Colombia.
AI Asociación Ictiológica, La Plata
AIK Arachnological Institute of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
AJB A.J. Bruce (pers. coll.)
AJOU Herbarium, Biological Sciences Department, Ajou University, Suwon City, South Korea
AK Herbarium, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand
AL A. Laštuvka personal Collection, Prostejov, Czech Republic.
AL-MNRJ Adolpho Lutz collection in MNRJ.
AM, AMS, AMSA Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
AMAZ Herbario Amazonense, Universidad Nacional de la Amazónia Peruana, Iquitos, Peru
AME (See MGCL) The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA
AMEC Australian Museum Entomology Collection.
AMES Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, Botanical Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
AM(MMUS) [Australian Museum (Macleay Museum Collection), see AM]
AMG Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa. Collection transferred to the PEM in 1993.
AMNH American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, USA
AMNZ Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
AMO Herbario AMO, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
AMS [Australian Museum, see AM]
AMSA [Australian Museum, see AM]
AMU Nematode Collection of Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. India.
AMUZ Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslini University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
ANIC Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
ANSP Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
APGD Acari Collection of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., USA
ARIZ Herbarium, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
ASC Deaver Herbarium, Biological Sciences Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
ASCU NSW Agricultural Scientific Collections Unit, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
ASIZ Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
ASIZB Academia Sinica, Institute of Zoology, Beijing, China
ASJ Arachnological Society of Japan, Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan
ASSAM Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Circle, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
ASU Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
AtlantNIRO Atlantic Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, Kaliningrad, Russia
AUGD Paleontological Type Collection, Geology Department, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
AUM Auburn University, Alabama, USA

B[edit]

Musea "B"
Acronym Museum
B Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Zentraleinrichtung der Freien Universität Berlin, Germany
BA Herbarium, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
BAA Herbario Gaspar Xuárez, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
BASU Herbarium, Department of Biology, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
BAUC Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China
BBM [Bernice P. Bishop Museum, see BPBM]
BCIQT Animal & Plant Quarantine Laboratory, Taichung Branch Office, Bureau of Commodity Inspection & Quarantine, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taichung, Taiwan
BCPM Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada [same as RBCM]
BDHU Biological Department of Hangzhou University, Hangzhou, China
BFU Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China.
BG Herbarium, Museum of Natural History, University of Bergen, Norway
BHCB Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
BIGU Herbario, Escuela de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacia, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
BIN Biological Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia.
BKL Herbarium, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York, USA
BLCGE Biological Laboratory, College of General Education, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
BLIH Biological Laboratory, Imperial Household of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
BLKU Biosystematics Laboratory, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
BLT Biological Laboratory, Shikoku University, Tokushima, Japan
BLXU Biological Laboratory of Xinjiang University, China.
BM [Herbarium, The Natural History Museum, see BMNH]
BML [The Natural History Museum, see BMNH]
BMNH The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom. (Formerly the British Museum [Natural History])
BMNHB Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, UK
BMSYU Biological Museum of Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, China
BNHM Bombay Natural History Museum, Hornbill House, Bombay, India
BNM Beijing Natural History Museum, China
BO Herbarium Bogoriense, Botany Division, Research Centre for Biology -- LIPI, Cibinong Science Center, Cibinong, Bogor Regency, Indonesia
BOC Bingham Oceanographic Collection (in YPM), New Haven, Connecticut, USA
BOL Bolus Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa
BOLO Erbario, Sistema Museale d'Ateneo, Università di Bologna, Italy
BOLV Herbario, Nacional Forestal Martín Cárdenas, Cochabamba, Bolivia
BPBM Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
BPI U.S. National Fungus Collections (BPI), US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA
BPIH Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Arthropod Collection, Bureau of Plant Industry, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, USA
BPIM Bureau of Plant Industry, Manila, Philippines
BR Herbarium, National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Domein van Bouchout, Meise, Belgium
BRG Guyana National Herbarium, Biology Department, University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana
BRIT Herbarium, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
BRY Stanley L. Welsh Herbarium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
BSI Herbarium, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Botanical Survey of India, Western Circle, Pune, Maharashtra, India
BSKU Collection of the Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science, Kochi University
BSNU Biological laboratory of Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China.
BSPU Zoological Museum of Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.
BVQC Biological Laboratory of Qingdao Vocational and Technical College, Qingdao, China
BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
BZL Biologie Zentrum Linz, Linz, Austria.

C[edit]

Musea "C"
Acronym Museum
C Herbarium, Botanical Garden and Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
CAL Central National Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Botanic Garden, Howrah, Kolkata, India
CALI Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala, India
CALSSNU College of Agriculture and Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
CAN National Herbarium of Canada, Vascular Plant Section, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CANB Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, Australia
CARE Albert R. Estrada Collection, Havana, Cuba
CAS California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA
CAS-SU [Stanford University collection in CAS]
CAST College of Animal Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, China.
CAY Herbier de Guyane, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Cayenne, French Guiana
CBF Colección Boliviana de Fauna, Herpetología, Cota-Cota, La Paz, Bolivia
CBM Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan
CBU Herbarium, School of Life Science, College of Natural Science, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk, South Korea
CCB Central College, Bangalore, India
CDFA Collection of Arthropods, Analysis and Identification Unit, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, California, USA [types of Blanc and Foote transferred to CAS]
CDM Courtenay and District Museum, British Columbia, Canada
CDRS Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
CEPEC Herbário Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau, CEPEC, CEPLAC, Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
CET Centro de Estudios Tropicales, Sevilla, Spain
CGE Herbarium, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, U.K.
CGH National Museum of Prague, Czech Republic
CHAPA Herbario-Hortorio, Botánica, Colegio de Postgraduados, Chapingo, Mexico State, Mexico
CHAS Chicago Academy of Sciences, Illinois, USA
CHINM Instituto Nacional de Microbiología, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Transferred to MACN]
CHIOC Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CHM Charleston Museum, South Carolina, USA
CIB Chengdu Institute of Biology, Academia Sinica, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
CICIMAR-CI Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Colección Ictiológica, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.
CIDA Orma J. Smith Museum (College of Idaho, Caldwell)
CI-FML Fundación Miguel Lillo, Tucumán
CIIDIR Herbario, CIIDIR Unidad Durango, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Durango, Durango, Mexico
CINC Herbarium, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
CIS Centre for Insect Systematics, Kangweon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.
CIUFES Coleção Ictiológica, Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil
CIUFSC Coleção Ictiológica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
CKB Collection of Ján Kodada, Bratislava, Slovakia.
CLCB [L. & C. Brévignon personal collection, see LCB]
CM Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
CMCC Chongqing Museum, Natural History, Chongqing, China
CMK Collection of Maurice Kottelat, Cornol
CMNC Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CMNFI Canadian Museum of Nature [Fish collection], Ottawa, Canada
CMNH Chicago Museum of Natural History, Illinois, USA
CMNZ Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
CMP [Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, see CM]
CMW [Colonial Museum, Wellington, New Zealand, see MONZ]
CMWM see MWM
CMZC Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, Croatia
CNC [Canadian National Collection of Insects, see CNCI]
CNCH Cuban National Collection, La Habana, Cuba.
CNCI Canadian National Collection of Insects, Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research, Biological Research Division, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CNCO Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Ottawa, Canada
CNHM Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago, USA.
CNIN National Collection of Insects, Instituto de Biología Universidad Nacional Autónoma, Mexico.
CNMS National Museum, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
CNU College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
CNUC Chungbug National University, Cheongju, South Korea.
CNUI College of Natural Sciences, University of Incheon, South Korea.
CNUIC Chungnam National University Insect Collection, Daejeon, South Korea
COI Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
COI-WILLK Herbarium of Henrich Moritz Willkomm at COI
CONN George Safford Torrey Herbarium, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
CORBIDI Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad, Lima, Peru
CORD Herbario, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Museo Botánico, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Córdoba Prov., Argentina
CPARJ Centro de Pesquisas Agropecuarias Centro-Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (formerly Instituto de Biologia Vegetal)
CPS Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA
CR Herbario Nacional, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
CRE [Costa Rica Expeditions, now in LACM]
CSBD Center for Biological Diversity, University of Guyana.
CSCA California State Collection of Arthropods, Sacramento, USA
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Division of Entomology, Canberra.
CSUFC C.P. Gillette Arthropod Biodiverstiy Museum, Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA [types of Tephritidae transferred to USNM]
CSMU Crimean State Medical University, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine.
CTES Herbario, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina
CU Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
CUI/CUIC Cornell University Insect Collection, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
CUMZ Cambridge University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, UK
CUMZB Museum of Zoology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
CUPC L. H. Bailey Hortorium Paleobotanical Collection, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA [Paleontology use, Index Herbariorum abbreviation is BH]
CUSAT School of Marine Sciences Museum, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, India.
CUVC Herbario CUVC "Luis Sigifredo Espinal-Tascon", Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
CUZ Herbario Vargas, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cuzco, Peru
CVRD Herbário, Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil
CVULA Coleccion Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, La Hechicera, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela.
CZ Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal.
CZACC Colección Zoologia, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

D[edit]

Musea "D"
Acronym Museum
DAC Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
DAV UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity, Plant Sciences MS, University of California, Davis, California, USA
DBCUCH Departamento de Biología Celular y Genética, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
DBNU Department of Biology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
DBSNU Department of Biology, Shaanxi Normal University, Shaanxi, China.
DBSNUS Department of Biology, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China.
DBSU Department of Biology, Shiraz University, Iran.
DCN-UNRC Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina
DEI Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Deutschen Akademie der Landwirtswissenschaften zu Berlin, Eberswalde, Germany (formerly Institut für Pflanzenschutzforschung)
DEIB Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Deutschen Akademie der Landwirtswissenschaften zu Berlin, Eberswalde, Germany (formerly Institut für Pflanzenschutzforschung).
DEMV Department of Entomology, Museum of Victoria, Melbourn, Austalia.
DEMSU Department of Entomology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
DEZA Dipartimento di Entomologia e Zoologia agraria ‘‘Filippo Silvestri’’ Universita` degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
DFCH-USFQ Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia Collection, College of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
DFRIS Donghai Fisheries Research Institute, Shanghai, China
DM Desjardins Museum, Port Louis, Mauritius
DMB Durban Museum, Durban, South Africa
DMNH Delaware Museum of Natural History, Greenville, Delaware, USA
DMNS Denver Museum of Nature and Science, USA
DNMNH Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (former Transvaal Museum), Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
DPP Department of Plant Pathology, Academy of Agriculture, Szczecin, Poland
DS Dudley Herbarium at CAS
DSIR Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Auckland, New Zealand. (See NZAC)
DSM Darwin Sate Museum, Moscow, Russia.
DSZ Department of Systematic Zoology, Ankara, Turkey.
DUKE Herbarium, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
DZSASP Instituto de Zootecnica, Secretaria da Agricultura, São Paulo, Brazil (formerly Museu Paulista)
DZKU Department of Biology, Shaanxi Normal University, Shaanxi, China.
DZSJRP Departamento de Zoologia e Botânica, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, câmpus de São José do Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto
DZUFMG Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
DZUFP, DZUP Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

E[edit]

Musea "E"
Acronym Museum
E Herbarium, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK
E-GL University of Glasgow Herbarium [collections on permanent loan to E]
EA East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
EAMFRO East African Marine Fisheries Research Organisation, Zanzibar
EAP Herbario Paul C. Standley, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
EBD Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain
EBRG Museo de la Estación Biología de Rancho Grande, Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
ECBS Entomological Collection, Bureau of Science, Manila, Philippines
ECNU State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
ECOCH Ichthyological Collection of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) at Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México
ECOSC Ichthyological Collection of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) at San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
EFMEA Entomologisches Forschungsmuseum Eyjolf Aistleitner, Feldkoch, Austria
EHT-HMS Edward H. Taylor-Hobart M. Smith collection [Now divided between FMNH and UIMNH]
EI Eugenio Izecksohn personal collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
EIHU Entomological Institute of the Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan.
ELDM Erlianhaote Dinosaur Museum, Inner Mongolia.
ELFAU Entomological Laboratory, Fujian Agricultural University, China
ELKU Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
ELMU Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan
ELPU Entomological Laboratory, Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka, Japan.
EMEC [Essig Museum Entomology Collection, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA, see EMUC]
EMEM Entomologisches Museum Eitschberger, Marktleuthen, Germany
EMHIU Entomological Museum of the Hokkaido Imperial University, Japan.
EMNAU Entomological Museum, Northwestern Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China
EMNH Estonian Museum of Natural History, Tallinn.
EMNSTU Entomological Museum, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.
EMU Mazatlán Marine Station, UNAM, Mazatlán, Mexico.
EMUC Essig Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
ENA Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Brazil (formerly Escola Nacional de Agronomia)
ENHM Estonian Natural History Museum, Tallinn.
ENIH Department of Entomology, National Institute of Health, Tokyo, Japan
EPN Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
ERA-WTN E. Ross Allen-Wilfred T. Neill collection [Now in FSM]
ERLPW Entomology Research Laboratory, Providence Women's College, Calicut, Kerala, India
ESAL Herbário, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
ESEE Entomology Society of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
ESRI Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute, Nantou
ET Etsuzo Tsukada personal collection, Tokyo, Japan
ETC Entomology Type Collection, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
ETHZ Entomologische Sammlung, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland
EUMJ Entomological Laboratory, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan

F[edit]

Musea "F"
Acronym Museum
F Herbarium, Botany Department, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA [Botany abbreviation, see also FMNH]
FAC Fujian Agricultural College, Fujian, China.
FAKU Kyoto University, Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan
FAM Facultad de Agronomia, Maracay, Venezuela.
FCME Herbario, Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
FDS Forest Department of Sarawak, Malaysia
FEB Institute of Biology & Pedology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia.
FFR Zoology Museum of the Faculty of Fisheries, Rize University
FH Farlow Reference Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
FI Herbarium Universitatis Florentinae, Sezione Botanica, Museo di Storia Naturale, Florence, Italy
FKUN Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University, Nara, Japan
FL Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
FLAS University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.
FLMNH Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA.
FMC Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, Usa (See FMNH).
FML Fundación Miguel Lillo, Tucumán, Argentina.
FMNH Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA [For botany, see F]
FMNHF Fukushima Museum of Natural History, Fukushima, Japan
FMNHH Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland
FMSM Federated Malay States Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
FMT Taiwan Provincial Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
FNIC Fiji National Insect Collection, Suva, Fiji
FNS Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany [For botany, see FR]
FNU Herbarium, Bioengineering College, Fujian Normal University, Cangshan, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
FR Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany [See also FNS]
FRH Forest Rest House, India.
FRIM Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
FRLM Fishery Research Laboratory, Mie University, Shima, Mie, Japan
FRNZ Forest Research Institute (now Scion), Rotorua, New Zealand
FSCA Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, Florida, USA
FSM Florida State Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
FSTU Faculty of Science, Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan.
FT Erbario, Centro Studi Erbario Tropicale, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
FU Department of Biology, Fudan University, Shanghai, Guangdong, China.
FUE Fukuoka University of Education, Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan
FUJP Fukui University, Fukui, Japan
FUMH Herbarium, Department of Botany, Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran

G[edit]

Musea "G"
Acronym Museum
G Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
GB Herbarium GB, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden
G-BOISS Boissier Herbarium in G
G-DC Herbier de Candolle in G
GC Ghana Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Ghana, Legon
GCM Government College, Department of Zoology, Lahore, Pakistan
GFJP Herbário Guido F. J. Pabst, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Carangola, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil
GH Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
GICLA Grupo de Investigación y Conservación de Lepidópteros de Argentina, Córdoba, Argentina.
GMC Guangxi Medical College, Nanning, Guangxi, China
GMNH Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland
GNMT Georgian National Simon Janashia Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.
GNSS GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand [Formerly Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences]
GNU Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Guangxi, China
GOET Herbarium, Department of Systematic Botany, Albrecht von Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
GPC Giuseppe Platia personal collection, Italy
GSFPM General Station of Forest Pest Management, State Forestry Administration, Shenyang, China
GUAY Herbario, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
GUGC Institute of Entomology, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China.
GZAAC Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Havanna, Cuba.
GZU Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, Austria

H[edit]

Musea "H"
Acronym Museum
H Herbarium, Botanical Museum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
HA Herbario, Escuela de Biología del Medio Ambiente, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador
HAC Herbario, Academia de Ciencias, Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Havana, Cuba
HAJB Herbario Prof. Dr. J. Bisse, Jardín Botánico Nacional, Havana, Cuba
HAO Herbario Antenor Orrego, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Trujillo, Peru
HAS Herbário Alarich Rudolf Holger Schultz, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
HB Herbário, Herbarium Bradeanum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HBG Herbarium, Biozentrum Klein-Flottbek, Hamburg, Germany
HBI [Hunan Normal University Department of Biology, see HNU]
HCQC Hao HUANG collection, Qingdao, China
HDOU Hope Department of Oxford University, United Kingdom.
HENNU College of Life, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, China.
HES Hawaiian Entomological Society.
HKU Department of Ecology & Biodiversity, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
HLD Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany.
HM Private Collection of Henk van Mastrigt, Jayapura, Indonesia.
HMIM Hayk Mirzayans Insect Museum, Iran.
HMW Hill Museum, Witley, England.
HN Herbarium, Botany Department, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, National Center for Natural Sciences and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
HNHM Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary
HNMB Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary
HNMN Herbario Nacional de Nicaragua, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua
HNNU Department of Biology, Hainan Normal University, Haikou City, China.
HNU Department of Biology, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China
HNWP Herbarium, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Museum of Biology, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining, Qinghai, China
HO Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
HOXA Herbario, Estación biológica del Jardin Botanico de Missouri, Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru
HSC Herbarium, Biological Sciences Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA
HTC Hangzhou Teachers College, Hangzhou, China
HU Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA [For herbarium, see GH]
HUA Herbario, Centro de Investigaciones, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (CIEN), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
HUEFS Herbário, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
HUIC Hokkaido University Insect Collection, Japan.
HUJ Department of Zoology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
HUJF Fish Collection of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
HUNAU Institute of Entomology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, CHina
HUNHM Hokkaido University Natural History Museum, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
HUS Entomological Institute, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
HUSCAP Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
HUT Herbarium Truxillense, Universidad Nacional de La Libertad-Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
HUW Institute of Ecology, Hubei University, Wuhai, China
HWML Harold W. Manter Laboratory, University of Nebraska State Museum, Nebraska, USA
HZM Hamburg Zool. Museum, Hamburg, Germany
HZU Herbarium, Lab of Systematics and Evolutionary Botany and Biodiversity, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Musea "I"
Acronym Museum
IADIZA, IAZA Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de Zonas Áridas Mendoza, Argentina
IAET Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Estonian Agriculturul University, Tartu, Estonia.
IAH Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Villa Leyva, Colombia.
IAPG Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Laboratory of Fish Genetics, Libechov
IARI National Herbarium of Cultivated Plants, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
IAS-CSIC Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.
IASE Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Novosibirsk, Russia.
IAVH Instituto de Ivestigación de los Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leiva, Boyacá, Colombia
IBSS Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia.
IBE Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 37, 08003 Barcelona (Spain)
IBGE Herbário, Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
IBMUNC Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Instituto de Biología Animal, Centro Universitario, Mendoza, Argentina
IBP Institute of Biology and Pedology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Vladivostok, Russia.
IBPN Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Magadan, Russia
IBSC Herbarium, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Botanical Garden, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
IBSP Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil [collection destroyed by fire, May 15, 2010]
IBUNAM Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
ICBAU Insect Collection, Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
ICBNHM Insect Collection of the Beijing Natural History Museum, Beijing, China.
ICCAU Insect Collection, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
ICCLS Insect Collection, College of Life Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (See NKU)
ICG Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk.
ICM Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
ICN Museo de Historia Natural, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
ICN-MNH Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Coleccíon de Lepidoptera, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
ICN-MHN-L Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Coleccíon de Lepidoptera, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
ICNU [Insect Collection, College of Life Science, Nankai University, see ICCLS]
ICSU Insect Collection of Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
ICZU Insect Collection of Zhongshan University, China.
IEBR Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi, Vietnam
IEGU Institute of Entomology, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China.
IEPA Institute of Ecology of Plants and Animals of Ural Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg.
IESNU Institute of Entomology, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China.
IEXV Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
IEZU Institute of Entomology, Zhongshan University, China
IFAN Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, Université de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal [formerly: Institut Français d'Afrique Noire]
IGPUG Institut und Museum für Geologie und Palaeontologie, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
IGUS Universität des Saarlandes , Saarbrücken, Germany.
IHASW Museum of Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
IHB Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, PR China
IiAvH Instituto de investigaciones Alexander Von Humboldt, Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia.
IICT Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal.
IIUN Ile Ife University, Nigeria.
IJ Herbarium, Natural History Division, Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), Kingston, Jamaica
IM Indian Museum, Calcutta, India
IMBV Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok, Russia
IMC Indian Museum, Chowringhee, Calcutta, India.
IML Fundacion e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
IMNU Department of Biology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, China
IMZ Museo ed Istituto di Zoologia Sistematica, Università di Torino, Turin, Italy (collection possibly transferred to MRSN)
INB Herbario, Departamento de Botánica, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
INBC See INBio
INBio Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Coste Rica.
IND-AN Amphibian Collection, Instituto Nacional de los Recursos Naturales Renovables y del Ambiente, Bogotá, Colombia.
INEP the Biological Museum of the Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, city of Arkhangelsk, Russia.
INER Italian Natural Hystory Museum, Rome, Italy.
INHS Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, USA
INM Irish National Museum, Dublin, Ireland
INPA Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas de Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil
INPC National Pusa Collections, Division of Entomology, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India
IOAN Shirshov Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
IOC Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ION Institut Océanographique de Nhatrang, Nhatrang, Vietnam
IOQ Institute of Oceanology, Academia Sinica, Qingdao, China
IORAS Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
IOZ Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China.
IPE Institut für Pflanzenschutzforschung, Eberswalde, Germany.
IPPG Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Academy, Guangxi, China.
IPUV Institut für Paläontologie der Universität Wien, Austria.
IPV Instituto de Patologia Vegetal, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Castelar, Argentina
IRSN [Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, see IRSNB]
IRSNB Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (See also MRHN)
ISAM Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
ISEA Siberian Zoological Museum, Institute for Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Novosibirsk, Russia
ISEZ Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Zoological Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Kraków, Poland.
ISNB Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.
ISTM Institut Scientifique, Antananarivo, Madagascar [Status unclear. Some types may be at SANC or in MNHNP]
ISTTU Inst. Sci. Tech. Tokai Univ.
ISZB Institut für Spezielle Zoologie, Berlin, Germany.
ISZP Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Kraków, Poland.
ITFG Institute of Tropical Forest, Guangdong, China.
ITZ Institute of Taxonomic Zoology (Zoöligisch Museum), Amsterdam, Netherlands
IU Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
IUQ Universidad del Quindío, Armenia, Colombia
IVIC Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela
IVPP Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China
IZ Instituto de Zoología, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Havana.
IZAC [Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, see IZAS]
IZAM Instituto de Zoologia Agricola, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Maracay, Venezuela
IZAS Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Haidian, Beijing, China
IZBE Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
IZCAS [Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, see IZAS]
IZSNU Institute of Zoology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China
IZSX Institute of Zoology of Shanxi, Xian, China
IZTG Institute of Zoology, Tblisi, Georgia
IZUA Instituto de Zoología, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.
IZUC Instituto de Zoología, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile
IZUG Istituto di Zoologia, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy
IZUSN Instituto di Zoologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Portici, Italy
IZUW Institut für Zoologie der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria

J[edit]

Musea "J"
Acronym Museum
J Charles E. Moss Herbarium, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
JBSD Herbarium, Jardín Botánico Nacional Dr. Rafael M. Moscoso, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
JE Herbarium Haussknecht, Institut für Spezielle Botanik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
JEPS Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, California, united States
JJ Jorge Jim Private Collection, São Paulo, Brazil.
JLU Department of Biology, Jilin University, Changchun, China. [formerly Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences]
JNC Jun Nakajima personal collection, Japan
JNU Herbarium, Faculty of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, SOuth Korea
JWEC J.W. Evans collection [part of AMSA, on long term loan to NSWA]
JXAUM Insect Museum, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China.

K[edit]

Musea "K"
Acronym Museum
K Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
KADEC Kadenschen Collection.
KFRI Herbarium, Division of Botany, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Trichur, Kerala, India
KGU Entomological Laboratory, Kagoshima University, Japan.
KH Herbarium, Korea National Arboretum, Pocheon, South Korea
KIZ Kunming Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Kunming, China
KIZAS Kunming Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Kunming, China.
KKIC Kasetsart Kamphaengsaen Insect Collection, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.
KM [Jagiellonian University, Poland, see MZUJ]
KMNH Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History, Kitakyushu, Kukuoka, Japan
KNA Korean National Arboretum, Gwangneung, Korea.
KNHM [Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History, Kitakyushu, see KMNH]
KNMB Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Brussels, Belgium
KPM [Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, see KPMNH]
KPMNH Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan
KPU Laboratory of Entomology, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan
KRMB Koenig Research Museum, Bonn Germany.
KSC Herbarium, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
KSEM Snow Entomological Museum, University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
KSP Koleksi Serangga Papua, Jayapura.
KU Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
KUB Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
KUC Kyushu University Collections, Biosystematics Laboratory, Ropponmatsu, Fukuoka, Japan.
KUCGE Kyushu University, College of General Education, Fukuoka, Japan.
KUEC Kyushu University Entomological Collection, Fukuoka, Japan.
KUHE Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
KUL University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
KUN Herbarium, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Heilongtan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
KUN (Japan) [Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University, Nara, Japan, see FKUN]
KUTK Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Biology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
KWNU Herbarium, Biology Department, Division of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Kangwon-do, South Korea
KYO Herbarium, Botany Department, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

L[edit]

Musea "L"
Acronym Museum
L Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Leiden University branch, Netherlands
LACM Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, California, USA
LAE Papua New Guinea National Herbarium, Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute, Lae, Papua New Guinea
LBM Lake Biwa Museum, Kusatsu, Japan.
LBP Laboratório de Biologia e Genética de Peixes de Botucatu
LCB L. & C. Brévignon personal collection, French Guiana
LCFM Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, La-Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland.
LD Herbarium, Botanical Museum, Lund University, Sweden
LE Herbarium, V. L. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia
LEKPU Laboratory of Entomology, Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan
LiAvH Instituto de investigacioes Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leyva, Colombia.
LIEB Museum für Naturkunde, Leibnitz Institut für Evolution und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin formerly ZMHU.
LIHUBA Laboratorio de Investigaciones Herpetológicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires [now in MACN]
LIL Herbario, Fundación Miguel Lillo, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina
LINN Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, UK [See also LS]
LIPI Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Science), Jakarta, Indonesia
LIRP Laboratório de Ictiologia de Ribeirão Preto, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
LIS Laboratory of Insect Systematics, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Science, Tsukuba, Japan.
LISC Herbário, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal
LIV Liverpool Museum, Liverpool, UK
LIVCM Liverpool County Museum, Liverpool, UK
LL Lundell Herbarium, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
LMAD Löbbecke Museum and Aquazoo, Düsseldorf, Germany.
LMK Landesmuseum Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria.
LMNH Latvian Museum of Natural History, Riga, Latvia.
LMW Landesmuseum Wiesbaden, Germany.
LNHMN Leiden Natural History Museum Naturalis, Leiden, Netherland.
LNEP-UFF Laboratório de Biologia do Nécton e Ecologia Pesqueira, Universidade Federal Fluminense
LNK Landessammlungen für Naturkunde, Karlsruhe, Germany.
LOJA Herbario Loja, Departamento de Botánica y Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas, Universidad Nacional de Loja, Loja, Ecuador
LP Herbario, Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
LPB Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia
LPUSP Laboratory of Paleontology, Biology Department, FFCL, University of São Paulo campus de Ribeirão Preto (= FFCL/USP campo Ribeirão Preto), Ribeirão, São Paulo, Brazil.
LS Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, UK [For botany, see LINN]
LSAM Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
LSL [Linnean Society, London, see LS]
LSSU [[Laboratory of Animals Systematics and Faunistics of the Samara State University, Samara, Russia.
LSUK Linnean Society, London.
LSUMZ Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
LUES Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania.
LZUH Laboratoire de Zoologie, Université de Hanoi, Vietnam

M[edit]

Musea "M"
Acronym Museum
M Herbarium, Botanische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany
M.W. Melbourne Ward, personal collection
MA Herbario, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain
MABRI Museum of Azumino Butterflies Research Institute, Japan.
MACN Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
MACT Morone Amber Collection, Turin, Italy
MAF Museum of the Agriculture Faculty, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey.
MAFL Plant Health Diagnostic Station, Advisory Services Division, MAF, Levin, New Zealand.
MAK Makino Herbarium, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
MAKB Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
MALUZ Museo de Artrópodos de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
MAPR Herbario, Biology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, USA
MARNM Maejo Aquatic Resources National Museum, Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
MASN Metropolitan Museum of Natural History, Academia Sinica, Nanjing, China
MASP Ministry of Agriculture, São Paulo, Brazil
MB Museu Bocage of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MNHNC) (Lisbon, Portugal)
MBA Museum de Buenos Aires.
MB-HNUE Museum of Biology of Hanoi National University of Education. 136 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam.
MBL Museu Bocage, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal [destroyed by fire in March 1978]
MBM Herbário, Museu Botânico Municipal, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
MBML Museu de Biologia Mello Leitão, Santa Teresa, Espiritu Santo, Brazil.
MBNH Museum of the Boston Society of Natural History, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
MBUCV Museo de Biología, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
MCDE Mitrani Center for Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, Sede Boqer, Israel
MCG Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria", Genoa, Italy
MCLR McGuire Center for Lepidoptera Research, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
MCN Museu de Cienciâs Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
MCNA Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, Vitoria, Spain
MCNG Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela
MCNM Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madris, Spain.
MCP Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
MCSNG [Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria", Italy, see MCG]
MCSNM Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, Milan, Italy
MCSNV [Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Verona, Italy, see MCV]
MCSV Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Verona, Italy
MCTP [Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, Brazil, see MCP]
MCUF McGuire Centre for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of the Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
MCV Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Verona, Italy
MCZ Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
MCZH See MCZ.
MCZR Museo Civico di Zoologia, Rome, Italy
MD Museu Regional do Dundo, Dundo, Luanda-Norte, Angola
MDPI Department of Primary Industries, Mareeba, QLD, Australia
MDUG Museo Alfredo Dugès, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
MECN Museo Ecuadoriano de Ciencias Naturales, Quito, Ecuador
MEL National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, Australia
MEUA Museo de Entomología, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru
MEUV Museo de Entomología, Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
MEXU Herbario Nacional, Departamento de Botánica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
MFN (MfN) Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.
MFNB Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.
MFP Museo Felipe Poey, Havana, Cuba
MG Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brazil
MGA Museum Grigore Antipa, Bucarest, Roumania.
MGAB Muzeul de Istorie Naturala Grigore Antipa, Soseaua Kisseleff1, Bucharest, Romania
MGC McGuire Centre for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, USA.
MGCL McGuire Centre for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, USA.
MGH Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg, Germany [now in ZMH]
MGUH Geological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
MH Herbarium, Botanical Survey of India, Southern Circle, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
MHB Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.
MHBU Museum of Hebei University, Baoding, China
MHNA Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle d'Autun, Autun, France
MHNB Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Bucarest, Romania.
MHNCI Museu de História Natural Capão de Imbuia, Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
MHNCSJ Museo de Historia Natural, Colegio San José, Medellín, Colombia
MHND Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Dijon, France
MHNG Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland [See also G]
MHNIB Colección de Referencia, Itaipú Binacional, Ciudad del Este
MHNL Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Lyon, Lyon, France
MHNLi Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Lille, France
MHNLS Museo de Historia Natural La Salle, Caracas, Venezuela.
MHNM Enc. Herpetología, Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
MHNN Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
MHN-NKM/MHNNKM Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
MHNSM Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru [formerly MHNJP]
MHNT Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Troyes, France
MHNT Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Jardin des Plantes, Toulouse, France
MHNUC Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.
MHN-UCN Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
MHNUN Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perou.
MHN-UNSAAC Museo de Historia Natural de Ia Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru
MICH Herbarium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
MIL Milwaukee Public Museum, Herbarium
MINGA Muzeul National de Istorie Naturala Grigore Antipa, Bucharest.
MIZ Museum of the Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
MIZA Museo del Instituto de Zoología Agrícola, Maracay, Venezuela
MIZP [Museum of the Institute of Zoology, Poland, see PAN]
MJAS Museum Johan Albert Schlosser (Whereabouts of collection unknown)
MK [National Museum of Kenya, see NMKE]
ML Muséum de Lyon, Lyon, France.
MLP Museo La Plata, La Plata, Argentina [For botany, see LP]
MLS Museo del Instituto de La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia
MLU Zoologisches Institut, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle, Germany
MLUH [Martin-Luther-Universität, Germany, see MLU]
MM Magdeburg Museum, Magdeburg, Germany.
MMB Moravske Muzeum, Brno, Czech Republic
MMBL Manazuru Marine Biological Laboratory, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
MMC Museo del Mar, Ceuta, Spain.
MMK McGregor Museum, Kimberley, South Africa
MMO Menkoi Museum, Ohshu, Japan.
MMS MacLeay Museum, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
MMUE Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
MMUM see MMUE
MMUS [MacLeay Museum, Australia, see MMS]
MN [Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, see MNRJ]
MNCN Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
MNCNM Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
MNH [Musei Nacionalis Hungarici, Hungary, see MNM]
MNHA Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan
MNHCI Museu de Historia Natural Capao da Imbuia, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
MNHGA National Museum of Natural History Grigore Antipa, Bucharest, Romania
MNHJ [Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan, see MNHA]
MNHL Museum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, Netherlands.
MNHM Herbarium, Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz/Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz, Germany
MNHN Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France [The MNHN comparative anatomy collection is indicated by the suffix AC; Paleontology collections are labeled PA]
MNHNC Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile, Santiago, Chile [For herbarium, see SGO]
MNHNCU Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Havana, Cuba.
MNHNL Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Lima, Peru.
MNHNP [Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France, see MNHN]
MNHP [Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France, see MNHN]
MNHNSD Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
MNHU Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany
MNHUB see MNHU
MNHWU Museum of Natural History, Wroclaw University, Poland
MNK [Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Bolivia, see MNKM]
MNKM Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
MNKP Museo Noel Kempff, Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia
MNM Magyar Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum Allattara (Hungarian Natural History Museum), Budapest, Hungary
MNNC [Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Chile, see MNHNC]
MNRJ Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MNS [Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile, see MNHNC]
MNVD Museum für Naturkunde und Vorgeschichte, Dessau, Germany.
MO Herbarium, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
MOL Herbario, Departamento Académico de Biología, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru
MOM Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monaco
MONZ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongaewa, Wellington, New Zealand [formerly CM, DMNZ, and NMNZ]
MPEG Museu Paraense "Emilio Goeldi", Belém, Brazil
MPL Musée de Port Louis, Mauritius Institute, Mauritius
MPM Milwaukee Public Museum
MPM (Japan) Mie Prefectural Museum, Tsu, Mie, Japan
MPU Herbier, Institut de Botanique, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
MRAC Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium
MRCN Museu Rio-Grandense de Ciências Naturais, Pôrto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
MRGS Museu do Rio Grande do Sul, Pôrto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
MRSNT Museo Regionale di Storia Naturale e mostra permanente del carretto siciliano. Terrasini (PA), Italy
MRHN [Muséum Royal d’Histoire Naturelle, Belgium, now IRSNB]
MRNHS [Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, Sweden, see NHRM]
MRSN Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, Turin, Italy.
MS [Musée de Zoologie de l'Université de Strasbourg, France, see MZUS]
MSC Herbarium, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
MSNG [Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria", Italy, see MCG]
MSNM [Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy, see MCSNM]
MSNS Museo di Storia Naturale del Salento, Calimera, Italy.
MSNT [Museo Regional di Storia Naturale di Torino, Italy, see MRSN]
MSNV Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Verona, Italy
MSNVE Natural History Museum of Venice, Venice, Italy.
MSSRF M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kalpetta, Wayanad district, Kerala, India
MSU Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
MSUB Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA
MSUEL Department of Entomology Collection, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
MSUNMH Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Museum of Natural History, Alwarkurichi, Tamil Nadu, India
MTD Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany [Not to be confused with MTD]
MTKD Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany [Not to be confused with MTKD]
MTM [Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Hungary, see MNM]
MTQ Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
MU Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas
MUB Institute of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
MUB Herbario, Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Botánica, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
MUC Museu Unicamp, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
MUMF Manipur University Museum of Fishes, Manipur, India (see also ZSI)
MUN Museo de la Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
MUP Museu do Historia Natural, Universidade do Pôrto, Pôrto, Portugal
MUPP Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland [For herbarium, see POZ-]
MUS Malaysia Universiti Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia
Mus. Banks Collection of Sir Joseph Banks (now mostly at BMNH)
MUSM Museo de Historia Natural Javier Prado, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Jesús María, Peru
MV w:Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
MVMA National Museum of Victoria, Department of Entomology, Abbotsford, Australia [Now at MV?]
MVUP Museo de Vertebrados de la Universidad de Panamá, Panama City, Panama
MVZ Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
MWM/CMWM Museum Witt, Munich, Germany
MZB Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Bogor, Java, Indonesia
MZFC Museo de Zoologia, from Facultad de Ciencias, Mexico.
MZH Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FInland
MZLS Museo Zoologico La Specola, Florence, Italy
MZLU Museum of Zoology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
MZNA Museum of Zoology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
MZT Zoological Museum, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
MZUB Museo di Zoologia, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
MZUC Museo de Zoologia, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.
MZUCR Museo de Zoologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro, Costa Rica
MZUEL Museu de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil.
MZUF Università di Firenze, Museo Zoologico La Specola, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy.
MZUJ Zoological Museum, the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
MZUM Museum of Zoology, University of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
MZUN Museum of Zoology, University of Napoli, Naples, Italy
MZUP Museo Zoologico, Università di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
MZUR Museo di Zoologia dell Universit di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
MZUS Musée de Zoologie, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
MZUSP, MZSP Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
MZUT Museo di Zoologia, Instituto di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Università di Torino, Turin, Italy [Now housed with MRSN]
MZV Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii (Museum and Institute of Zoology), Warsaw, Poland

N[edit]

Musea "N"
Acronym Museum
NA National Arboretum, Pocheon, South Korea
NA Herbarium, United States National Arboretum, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
NAP Herbarium Neapolitanum, Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
NBM National Butterfly Museum, England.
NCA Northwestern College of Agriculture.
NCB-Naturalis National Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands
NCBN National Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.
NCF Northwestern College of Forestry, Yangling, China
NCIP Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Oseanologi, Jakarta
NCSU North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
NCU Insect Museum, National Chung-Hsin University, Taichung, Taiwan.
NDG Herbarium, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
NEFU Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
NFIC National Forest Insect Collection, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India.
NFU Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
NH KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Durban, South Africa
NHM Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland
NHMB Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland
NHMC Natural History Museum, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
NHMD Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark.
NHMG Naturhistoriska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden
NHMGA Naturhistorischen Museums Grigore Antipa, Bukarest, Roumania.
NHMHP Natural History Museum of Hyôgo Prefecture
NHMK Natural History Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal.
NHML Natural History Museum, London [see BMNH]
NHMO Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway.
NHMP [Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France, see MNHN]
NHMS Natural History Museum of Shizuoka, Japan.
NHMT Natural History Museum, Tring, UK
NHMU Museum für Naturkunde, Leibnitz Institut für Evolution und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin, Germany.
NHMUM Natural History Museum, Universiti Malaysia, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
NHMW (NHMV) Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria [for botany, see W]
NHNM Naturhistorisches Nationalmuseum, Prague, Czech Republic
NHRM Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden
NHRS [Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Sweden, see NHRM]
NHT National Herbarium of Tanzania, Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
NIAS National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
NIAES National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
NIBR National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon, South Korea
NICH Herbarium, Hattori Botanical Laboratory, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken, Japan
NIFI National Inland Fisheries Institute, Bangkok, Thailand
NIM Nawa Insect Museum, Gifu, Japan.
NIGP Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
NIOJ National Institute of Oceanology, Jakarta, Indonesia
NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand
NKM Naturkundemuseum, Berlin
NKU Insect Collection, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
NKUM Insect Collection, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (See NKU)
NMB National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
NMBA Naturhistorisches Museum der Benedikiner-Abtei Admont, Admont, Austria
NMBAO National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
NMBZ Invertebrate Collection, National History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
NMI National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
NMK National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
NMKE National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
NML Naturmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
NMM [National Museum of Victoria, see NMV]
NMMB(-P) National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung, Taiwan
NMN National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
NMNH National Museum of Natural History, Mdina, Malta
NMNHI National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi, India
NMNHM National Museum of Natural History, Madrid, Spain
NMNHS Insect Collection, National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
NMNHW National Museum of Natural History, Washington, USA
NMNK National Museum of Nepal, Chlauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
NMNS National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
NMNST National Museum of Natural and Science, Tokyo, Japan
NMNW National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek.
NMNZ [National Museum of New Zealand, New Zealand, see MONZ]
NMPC Department of Entomology, National Museum Natural History, Prague, Czech Republic
NMPh National Museum of the Philippines, Manilla, Philippines
NMRJ National Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
NMS National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
NMSA (KwaZulu-)Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
NMSR National Museum of South Rhodesia. See NMZB.
NMTUN Natural History Museum of Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
NMV National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NMW [Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, see NHMW]
NMWC National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
NMZB National Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe [see also NMBZ]
NMZL National Museum of Zambia, Livingstone, Zambia
NNCNZ National Nematode Collection New Zealand [Now part of NZAC]
NNM Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden. The Netherlands.
NOCC Herbarium, National Orchid Conservation Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
NPC National Pusa Collection, Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
NPIB Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, Xining, Qinghai, China.
NPTS Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles
NRCV Nature Research Centre of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania.
NRIBAS National Research Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
NRM [Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Sweden, see NHRM]
NRS [Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Sweden, see NHRM]
NSM Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Nevada.
NSMT National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan
NSMW Naturwissenschftlich Sammlung, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
NSPRI NSPR Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.
NSW National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NSWA New South Wales Agricultural Scientific Collection Trust, Biological and Chemical Research Institute, Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
NTM Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
NTNUB Department of Biology, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
NTOU National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
NTU National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
NTUC National Taiwan University Insect Museum, Taipeh, Taiwan.
NTUIM Insect Museum, Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
NTUMA [National Taiwan University, see NTU]
NU Bews Herbarium, School of Biological & Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus, South Africa
NUH National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
NUP Núcleo de Pesquisa em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil
NUS National University of Singapore, Singapore
NWAFU Entomological Museum, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.
NWAU Entomological Museum, Northwestern Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.
NWUJ Nagoya Women's University, Nagoya, Japan
NY herbarium, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, USA
NZAC New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Entomology Division, Landcare Research New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
NZCS National Zoological Collection of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname
NZOI New Zealand Oceanographic Institute, Wellington, New Zealand

O[edit]

Musea "O"
Acronym Museum
O Herbarium, Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway
OAC Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
OBBFUL Zoological Collection, oddelek za Biologijo, Biotehniška Fakulteta, univerza v ljubljani, ljubljana
OCDA Odonata Collection of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dali University, Yunnan, China.
OCMT Odawara Carcinological Museum, Tokyo, Japan
OMNH Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka, Japan
OMNH2 Sam Noble Oklahoma State Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
OMNZ Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand
OMSI Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon, USA
OPU Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
ORE University of Oregon Herbarium at OSC
OSC Herbarium, Botany and Plant Pathology Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
OSU Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
OSUC [Ohio State University, Columbus, see OSU]
OSUF Herbarium, Department of Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
OSUS Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
OTA Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
OTAG Geology Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
OUM/OXUM Oxford University Museum, Oxford, UK
OUMNH University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, United Kingdom.
OXUM/OUM Oxford University Museum, Oxford, UK.

P[edit]

Musea "P"
Acronym Museum
P Herbier du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France [See also MNHN]
P-JU Jussieu herbarium at P
P-LAM Jean-Baptiste Lamarck herbarium at P
PACL Punjab Agricultural College & Research Institute, Lyallpur, Pakistan
PAN Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland [See also MVP]
PC Herbier Cryptogamique, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France [See also P and MNHN]
PCZM Presidency College, Museum of Zoology, Calcutta, India
PE Chinese National Herbarium, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
PEM Port Elizabeth Museum, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa
PEUFR Herbário, Área de Botânica, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
PH Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
PIAS Palaeontological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Russia.
PIM, PIN Paleontologicheskii Institut Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk (Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow, Russia
PIRAS Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
PKHH private collection of Kai Heller, Germany, Heikendorf
PLKB private collection of Lyudmila A. Komarova, Russia, Biysk
PMA Herbarium, Universidad de Panamá, Panamá, Panama
PMAM Beijing Natural History Museum, Beijing, China
PMBC Phuket Marine Biological Centre Reference Collection, Phuket, Thailand
PMNH Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
PMR Natural History Museum Rijeka; Croatia.
PMSL Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
PNH Philippine National Herbarium, National Museum, Manila, Philippines
POM Pomona College Herbarium at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden [See RSA]
POSU Poinar amber collection, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA
POZG Herbarium, The Natural History Collections Faculty, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
PPDRI Department of Agricultural Zoology, Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute, Tehran, Iran [For botany, see IRAN]
PPRI Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
PQMAB Plant Quarantine Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing
PR Herbarium, Department of Botany, National Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
PRC Herbarium, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
PRE National Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Pretoria, South Africa
PRU H. G. W. J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Botany Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa
PSU Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
PUCE Pontifica Universidad Católica de Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
PUCP Department of Zoology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
PUP Department of Zoology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.
PUPB Department of Zoology, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
PVSJ Instituto y Museo de Ciencias Naturales, San Juan, Argentina [?vertebrate paleontology collection]
PWMP Private Collection Werner Mohrig, Puddemin, Germany

Q[edit]

Musea "Q"
Acronym Museum
QCA Herbario, Departamento de Biología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
QCAZ Museo de Zoología, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
QCNE Herbario Nacional del Ecuador, Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales, Quito, Ecuador
QDPI Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Indooropilly, Queensland, Australia
QEC Qingdao Education College, Qingdao, China [Now part of Qingdao Technical College]
QM, QMB, QMBA Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
QVM Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

R[edit]

Musea "R"
Acronym Museum
R Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
RAF Myanmar Forest Herbarium, Forest Research Institute, Yezin, Pyinmana Township, Myanmar
RAS Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
RAWRC Agriculture and Water Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
RB Herbário, Instituto de Pesquisas, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RBCM Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
RBINS Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.
RCSM Royal College of Surgeon's Museum, London, UK
RDC Research & Development Center for Oceanography, Jakarta, Indonesia
RIB [Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, see IRSNB]
RIEB Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Tokyo, Japan
RLIKU Research Laboratory of Ichthyology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
RM Raffles Museum, Singapore [now ZRC]
RM Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
RMAC see MRAC.
RMBR Department of Biological Sciences, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore
RMCA see MRAC.
RMNH Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, Netherlands [formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie)]
RMS Riksmuseet Stockholm, Sweden
RMSEL Rocky Mountain Systematic Laboratory, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA.
ROM Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ROMIZ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ROST Herbarium Rostochiense, Botanischer Garten, Universität Rostock, Germany
RPM Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
RSA Herbarium, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California, USA
RSM Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, UK
RUSI Rhodes University Smith Institute, Grahamstown, South Africa [now SAIAB]
RZMB Royal Zoological Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

S[edit]

Musea "S"
Acronym Museum
S Herbarium, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
SADC/GEF Southern African Development Community/Global Environmental Facility
SAFAI Laboratorio di Entomologia, R. Stazione Sperimentale di Agrumicolturae Frutticoltura, Acireale, Sicily, Italy [status uncertain]
SAIAB South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa [formerly RUSI, Rhodes University Smith Institute]
SAIMR South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg, South Africa.
SAM/SAMC [South African Museum, see SAMCT]
SAMA South Australia Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
SAMCT South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
SANC South African National Collection of Insects, Pretoria, South Africa
SAR Sarawak Herbarium, Forest Research Centre, Department of Forestry, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
SARAM Sarawak Museum, Borneo.
SAU Herbarium, Department of Basic Courses, Sichuan Agricultural University, Yaan, Sichuan, China
SAUL Shenyang Agricultural University, Liaoning, China.
SBMNH Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California, United States
SBUK Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.
SCAU South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
SCN Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, Caracas, Venezuela.
SCSFI South China Sea Fisheries Institute, Guangzhou, China
SDEI Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Müncheberg, Germany.
SDM State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
SDNHM San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, USA
SDU Shandong University, Jinan, China
SEAN Museo Entomológico "S.E.A.", León, Nicaragua
SEHU Systematic Entomology, Hokkaido University, Sappora, Japan.
SEL Herbarium, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, USA
SEM Shanghai Entomological Museum, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, China.
SFI Morski Instytut Rybacki (Sea Fisheries Institute), Gdynia, Poland
SGO Herbario, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile
SHNU Shanghai Normal University, China
SI Herbarium, Instituto de Botánica Darwinion, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
SICMM Sichuan Institute of Chinese Matria Medica.
SIE Shanghai Institute of Entomology, Academia Sinica, Shanghai, China.
SIEES Sammlung des Instituts zur Erforschung und Erhaltung der Schmetterlinge, e.V., Bochum, Deutschland.
SING Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
SIU Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
SIZ Shanxi Institute of Zoology, Shanxi, China
SIZK Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kiew.
SJRP Herbário, Departamento Zoologia e Botânica, UNESP, Campus São José Rio Prêto, São José do Rio Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
SLJG Steiermarkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
SM Strecker Museum, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA
SMB State Museum of Biology, Moscow, Russia
SMBL Museum of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Sirahama, Japan
SMCR Sphingidae Museum, Czech Republic.
SME Station Marine d'Endoume, Marseille, France
SMF Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
SMK Sarawak Museum Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
SMKM Selangor Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Collection partly transferred to BMNH]
SML State Museum, Leningrad
SMN [Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, see SMNS]
SMNH Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
SMNK Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Karlsruhe, Germany
SMNS Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany
SMOC Silesian Museum, Opava, Czech Republic
SMS Stettiner Museum, Stettin, Poland
SMT [Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, see MTKD]
SMTD Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany.
SNG (SMF) Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
SNHM-BS State Natural History Museum Braunschweig, Germany.
SNM Museum of Natural History, Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
SNMG Shinjiko Nature Museum, Gobius, Hirata, Shimane.
SNSD Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen (Museum für Tierkunde), Dresden, Germany.
SNU Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
SP Herbário, Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo, Brazil
SPCS Sergio P. Carvalho e Silva personal collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SPF Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
SPM Sabah Parks, Malaysia.
SR Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, Washington, USA
SSBG South Siberian Botanical Garden, Altai State University, Bernaul, Russia.
SSTTU Sumy State Teachers' Training University, Sumy, Ukraine
SSTU School of Science, Tokai University, Japan.
STC Sichuan Teacher’s College, Nanchong, Sichuan, China.
STR Herbier, Institut de Botanique, Strasbourg, France
SU [Stanford University, now in CAS]
SUCH Colchic Herbarium, Sukhumi Botanical Garden of Georgian Academy of Sciences, Sukhumi, Georgia
SUFS Shimonoseki University of Fisheries, Shimonoseki, Japan
SWMNH [Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (Swedish Museum of Natural History, see NHRM]
SYNU Shenyang Normal University, Shengyang, China
SYSZ Biological Museum of Sun Yat-sen University of Guangzhou, China
SZE Zoology Department, Aegean University, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey.
SZMK Saitama Zoogeographical Museum, Kawaguchi, Japan.
SZMN Siberian Zoological Museum of the Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Novosibirsk, Russia.

T[edit]

Musea "T"
Acronym Museum
TAIF Herbarium, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
TAN Herbier, Département Botanique, Parc de Tsimbazaza, Antananarivo, Madagascar
TARI ? Herbarium, Botanical Department, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Tehran, Iran
TARI Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan.
TAU Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
TBI National Herbarium of Georgia, Institute of Botany, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia
TCD Herbarium, School of Botany, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
TCWC Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, Department of Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
TENN University of Tennessee Herbarium, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
TESRI Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute, Chichi, Nantou, Taiwan.
TEX Herbarium, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
TFIC Tasmanian Forestry Insect Collection, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
TFRI Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei.
THNHM Thailand Natural History Museum, Pathumthani, Thailand
THU Department of Biology, Tunghai University, Taiwan
TI Science College Museum, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan [Formerly Tokyo Imperial University]
TIU [Tokyo Imperial University, now TI]
TKPM Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Tokushima, Japan
TLF Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria. (See TLMF)
TLMF Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria.
TLSRC Texas Lepidoptera Survey Research Collection, Houston, Texas, USA.
TM [Transvaal Museum, see TMP]
TMAG Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
TME Toyosato Museum of Entomology, Tsukuba, Japan
TMH Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
TMNH Toyohashi Museum of Natural History, Aichi, Japan
TMP, TMSA Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
TMT Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
TNHC Texas Natural History Collection, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas, USA
TNHM Thailand Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Pathumthani Province, Thailand
TNHMC Tianjin Natural History Museum, Tianjin, China
TNM Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
TNU Department of Zoology, V. I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Simferopol, Ukraine
TO Herbarium, Department of Plant Biology, Università di Torino, Turin, Italy
TOYA Toyama Science Museum, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
TPM Tochigi Prefectural Museum, Tochigi, Japan
TRFI Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan [For botany see TAIF]
TRT Trouessart collections at [MNHN]
TSMF See TLMF
TSMHN Teylers Strichtina Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
TTU Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
TU F. Edward Hebert Research Center, Museum of Natural History, Tulane University, Belle Chasse, Louisiana, USA
TUC Herbarium, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
TUAJ Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan
TUKN Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal
TZM [National Science Museum, Japan, see NSMT]
TUZM Museum of Zoology, Turku University, Finland

U[edit]

Musea "U"
Acronym Museum
U [National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Herbarium Utrecht, now at L]
UAM Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Biología, Mérida, Venezuela.
UASK Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Lenin Street, 15, 252650, Kiev 30, Ukraine
UASL Nature Museum, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Lvov, Ukraine
UAT Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, México.
UAZ Amphibian and Reptile Collection, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85720, Arizona, USA.
UBC-SEM Spencer Entomological Museum of the University of British Columbia, Canada
UC University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
UCA Universitair Centrum, Antwerpen
UCB University of California, Essig Museum of Entomology, Department of Entomological Sciences, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
UCCC Museo de Zoologia de la Universidad de Concepcíon, Chile.
UCCIPR University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
UCD University of California, The Bohart Museum of Entomology, Davis, CA 95616, USA
UChS Museo Entomologico, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Agronomia, Casilla 1004, Santiago, Chile
UCM University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Broadway between 15th & 16th Streets, Boulder, Colorado 80309, U.S.A.
UCMP University of California Museum of Paleontology, Valley Life Sciences Bldg., Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
UCR Coleccion de Herpetología / Museo de Zoología, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
UCRC University of California, Riverside Entomological Research Museum, USA
UEC Herbário, Departamento de Botânica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
UF Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800, U.S.A.
UFBA Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
UFC Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
UFPC Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
UFPR Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
UFRB Université de Franche-Compté Besançon, France.
UFRGS Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre
UFRN Herbário, Botânica, Ecologia e Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
UGA University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
UG/CSBD University of Guyana in Georgetown
UHIM University of Hawaii Insect Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
UIB Department of Biology, University of Inchon, Inchon.
UIMNH University of Illinois, Museum of Natural History, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.
UIST Colección Ictiológica, Escuela de Biología, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga
UJA Universidad de Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
UK University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
ULABG Universidad de los Andes, Departamento de Geografia, Mérida, Venezuela.
UM Umtali Museum
UM University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
UMB Übersee Museum, Bremen, Germany.
UMC University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy.
UMCE Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion, Santiago, Chile
UMDC University of Maryland Insect Collection, College Park, Maryland, USA.
UMKL University of Malaya, Zoology Department, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 22-11, Malaysia.
UMML University of Miami Marine Laboratory, Miami, Florida, USA.
UMMZ University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA.
UMNH Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, USA
UMO Hope Entomological Collections, University Museum, Park Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW, England, UK
UMSM University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
UMSP University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
UMW University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
UMZ University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK.
UMZC University Museum, Department of Zoology, Cambridge, England
UNA Herbarium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Colección Entomológica, Instituto de Biología, Apdo. Postal 70133, Mexico, Distrito Federal 04510, Mexico
UNB Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
UNC Museo de Historia Natural de La Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
UNCEN Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
UNIMAS University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
UNMDP Laboratorio de Biotaxonomía Morfológica y Molecular de Peces of the Univ. Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
UNMF Ubonratchathani University Natural History Museum of Fisheries, Ubonratchathani, Thailand
UNMSM Museu Javier Prado, UNMSM, Lima, Peru.
UNR Herbario, Botánica y Ecología Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Zavalla, Santa Fe, Argentina
UNSM University of Nebraska State Museum.
UNT Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentine.
UOK Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, India.
UOPJ Entomological Laboratory, University of Osaka Prefecture, Mosu, Umemachi Sakai, Osaka 593, Japan
UP Biology Department, University of Papua and New Guinea, University P.O. Box 4820, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
UPLB Natural History Museum, University of Philippenes at los Baños, Philippines.
UPRG Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Departmento de Fitotécnica, Museo de Entomología, Apartado 3, Lambayeque, Lambayeque, Peru
UPRM Universidad de Puerto Rico, Departamento de Biología, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00708, USA.
UPRP Universidad de Puerto Rico, Departamento de Biología, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931, USA.
UPS Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., CMB 1088, Tacoma, WA, USA
UPS Museum of Evolution, Botany Section, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
UPS-THUNB Thunberg Herbarium, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
UPZB Federal University of Paraná, Department of Zoology, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
UQIC Insect Collection, Department of Entomology, University of Queensland, Saint Lucia, Queensland 4067, Australia (Holotypes were transferred to QMBA)
URB University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan.
URI Ukrainian Research Institute for Plant Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.
URIZ Universita di Roma, Instituto di Zoologia, Roma, Italy.
URM University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan.
URM-P University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan.
URP Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Av. Benavides cdra. 54, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru.
US United States National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
USC University of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
USKO University of Sofia, Kliment Ohridsky, Sofia, Bulgaria.
USM Herbario, Division de Botánica, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
USM University of Southern Mississippi
USMB Upper Silesian Museum, Bytom, Poland.
USNM National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, U.S.A.
USNPC United States National Parasitological Collection, Maryland, USA.
USP Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
USU Utah State University, Department of Biology, Entomological Museum, Logan, UT 84332, USA
USZ Herbario del Oriente Boliviano, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
UT Garrett Herbarium, Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
UTA University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Biological Sciences, UTA Box 19489, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA.
UTC Intermountain Herbarium, Biology Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
UTEP University of Texas at El Paso, Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Centennial Museum, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968-0519, USA.
UU University of Utah, Department of Biology, 1400 E. 2nd South Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA.
UUZM Uppsala University, Meseum of Evolution, Zoology Section, Sweden.
UV Universidad del Valle, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
UVC Museo de Vertebrados, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
UW Burke Museum (University of Washington, Seattle)
UWBM Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
UWIM University of Wyoming Insect Museum, Laramie, USA
UWZM University of Wisconsin Zoology Museum.
UZIL Universitets Zoologiska Institut, Lund, Sweden.
UZM Universitetets Zoologiske Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
UZMC University of Copenhagen, Zoological Museums, Department of Entomology, Universitetsparken, Copenhagen DK-2100, Denmark
UZMH Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, P. Rautatiek 13, Helsinski, SF-00100, Finland
UZMO Universitetet i Oslo, Zoologisk Museum, Sarsgaten 1, Oslo 5, Norway.

V[edit]

Musea "V"
Acronym Museum
VBC Vitor O. Becker Collection, Planatina, Brazil.
VDB Herbarium, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
VEN Herbario Nacional de Venezuela, Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela Dr. Tobías Lasser, Caracas, Venezuela
VM Vienna Museum, Vienna, Austria.
VMM Vanderbilt Marine Museum, Long Island, New York, USA
VNIRO Institute of Oceanography, Moscow, Russia
VPC Volker Pelz Collection, Ruppichteroth, Germany.
VPU Biosystematics Division, Department of Zoology, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
VRTC Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.
VUW Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

W[edit]

Musea "W"
Acronym Museum
W Herbarium, Department of Botany, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
WAG Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Wageningen University branch, Wageningen, Netherlands
WAM Western Australia Museum, Francis Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia.
WARC Wallaceville Animal Research Centre, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
WCAB Werner C. A. Bokermann collection, now transferred to MZUSP.
WILD Wildlife Information Liaison Development, Coimbatore, India.
WIS Herbarium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
WS Marion Ownbey Herbarium, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
WSU Washington State University, Department of Entomology Collection, Pullman, Washington, USA
WU Herbarium, Faculty Center Botany, Department of Plant Systematics and Evolution, Faculty of Life Sciences, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria

X[edit]

Musea "X"
Acronym Museum
XAL Herbario, Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Xalapa, Veracruz
XNC Department of Biology, Xinxiang Normal College, Xinxiang, Henan, P.R. China.

Y[edit]

Musea "Y"
Acronym Museum
YCM Yokosuka City Museum, Yokosuka, Japan
YH Yukihiko Hirano private collection, Kanagawa, Japan
YPM Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
YU Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China

Z[edit]

Musea "Z"
Acronym Museum
Z Herbarium, Institut für Systematische Botanik, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
ZAUC Zhejiang Agricultural University, China.
ZBI Institute of Zoology and Botany at Estonian Argricultural University, Tartu, Estonia.
ZCDM Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum, Shandong, China.
ZCUD Zoological Collection of the University of Debrecen, Hungary.
ZDEU Zoology Department, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
ZFBS Zentrum für Biodokumentation, Saarbrücken.
ZFC Zhejiang Forestry College, China.
ZFMK Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenaueralle 160, Bonn D-53113, Germany
ZHUB See ZMHU.
ZIAS Zoological Institute, Academy of Science, of Armenia.
ZIASL Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, Russia.
ZIHU Hiroshima University, Zoological Institute, 1-1-89 Higashi-senda-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 30, Japan.
ZIJ Zoological Institute, University of Jena, Germany
ZIK Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, 252.150 Kiev 30, Ukraine.
ZIL Museum of Zoology, Lund University, Helgonav 3, Lund S-223, Sweden
ZIN, ZISP Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia.

(Formerly ZIL, Zoological Institute, Leningrad, USSR Academy of Sciences, Leningrad.)

ZITIU Zoological Institute, Tokyo Imperial University, Japan.
ZIUG Zoologisches Institut, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. Transferred to ZFMK in 1977.
ZIUS Universitetes Stockholm, Zoologiska Institutionen, Box 6801, 113 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
ZIUU Uppsala Universitet, Zoologiska Museum, Villvägen 9, Box 561, 75 122 Uppsala, Sweden.
ZIUW Universität Wien, Zoologisches Institut, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
ZJUH Zhejiang Agricultural and Forest University, Lin’an, China.
ZLK Zoologische Landessammlungen, Karlruhe, Germany.
ZLKU Zoological Laboratory Kyushu University, Japan
ZLMU Zoological Laboratory, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan.
ZMA Universiteit van Amsterdam, Zoologisch Museum, Plantage Middenlaan 53, Amsterdam C, Netherlands.
ZMAN Zoologisch Museum, Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoologie, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Plantage Middenlaan 64, Amsterdam 1018 DH, Netherlands
ZMAS Zoological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
ZM-CBSU Collection of the Biology Department, Shiraz University, Iran.
ZMB, ZMHB, ZMHU Museum für Naturkunde, Universität Humboldt, Invalidenstrasse 43, 104 Berlin, Germany.
ZMBBU Zoological Museum of the Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania.
ZMBG Zoological Museum of the Botanic Gardens, Bogor, Indonesia
ZMBI Zoological Museum, Biological Institute, Novosibirsk, Russia.
ZMBJ Zoologische Museum Buitenzorg, Java, Indonesia.
ZMFM Zoological Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland.
ZMG Zoologischen Museums Greifswald. Griefswald, Germany.
ZMH Zoologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King Platz 3, D-2000 Hamburg 13, Germany.
ZMHU Zoologisches Museums der Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany. (See now LIEB)
ZMJU Zoological Museum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.
ZMK Zoological Museum, Oslo, Norway.
ZMKU/ZMUK Kiev University Zoological Museum, Kiev, Ukraine.
ZMKSU Zoological Museum of the Kijev State University, Kijev, Ukraine. (= Zoological Museum, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev???).
ZMLG Zoologisches Museum, Lübeck, Germany
ZML, ZMLU Lunds Universitet, Zoologiska Institutionen, Helgonavägen 3, 223 62 Lund, Sweden.
ZMM, ZMMU, ZMMSU, ZMUM Zoological Museum of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, 6, Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str., Moscow 103009, Russia.
ZMMU see ZMM
ZMNH Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, P.R. China.
ZMO Zoological Museum, Sars gt. 1, 0318 Oslo, Norway
ZMPU Zoology Museum, Dept. of Zoology, Punjabi University, India.
ZMR Zoological Museum, Rome, Italy.
ZMTI Zoological Museum, College of Agriculture, Tehran University, Karaj, Iran.
ZMTU Zoological Museum Tartu University, Estonia.
ZMUC Universitets København, Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
ZMUH Zoologisches Museum der Universität Hamburg, Germany.
ZMUJ, ZMJU, MZUJ Zoological Museum, the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland See MZUJ
ZMUL Zoologisk Museum, The University, Lund, Sweden
ZMUM see ZMM
ZMUN Zoological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan.
ZMUO Zoological Museum University of Oulu, Finland.
ZMUP Museo Zoologico, (Istituto di Zoologia, Zoologia Comparativo e Genetico) Università di Padova, Italy.
ZMUT [Museum of Zoology, Turku University, see TUZM]
ZMUU Zoologiska Museet, Uppsala Universitet, P.O. Box 561, S-751 22 Uppsala, Sweden.
ZMUZ Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Entomologisches Institut, Zürich, Schweiz.
ZMV, NMW Zoological Museum of Vienna (= Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, NHMW)
ZMHU, ZMVNU Zoological Museum, Hanoi University of Science (member of Vietnam National University), 19 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi, Vietnam
ZRC Zoological Reference Collection, Department of Zoology, University of Singapore, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 10.

(Formerly National Museum & formerly Raffles Museum).

ZSBS Zoologische Sammlung des Bayerischen Staates, München, Germany
ZSI Zoological Survey of India, National Zoological Collection, 34, Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta, West Bengal 700 012, India
ZSIC Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 27 JL Nehru Road, Klkata, 700 016, India. Formerly Indian Museum.
ZSI-E Zoological Survey of India, Eastern Regional Station, Shillong, India. (Now amalgamated with ZSI collections.)
ZSI-EBRC Zoological Survey of India, Estuarine Biology Regional Centre, Hilltop, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Odisha 761 002, India
ZSI-M Zoological Survey of India, Mylapore, Madras 600 004, India.
ZSI-NRC (or -NRS) Zoological Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre (or Station), Dehra Dunn, India.
ZSI-SRS (-SRC) Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Station (Southern Regional Centre), Chennai, India.
ZSI-WRC (or -WRS) Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre (or Station), Pune, India.
ZSM, ZSMB, ZSMC, ZSSM Zoologische Staatssammlung, Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 Munich, Germany. (Preferred acronym: ZSM)
ZSZMH Zoologisches Staatsinstitut und Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg, Germany
ZUEC Museu de História Natural, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13081-970 Campinas, S.P, Brazil.
ZUFRJ Departamento de Zoolgia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68044, 21944-970 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ZVC(-P) Departamento de Zoologia Vertebrados, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias, Universidad de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay.