Base de dados de Mollusca do MNRJ
The Mollusca Collection of the Museu Nacional (acronym MNRJ), one of the most important of its kind in South America, holds more than 40,000 registered lots and about 15,000 unregistered lots, which are currently being processed, including dry shells and preserved specimens from Brazilian and foreign provenance. Most lots are from Brazilian localities, but several lots from other coutries are also present, specially from South America. Species from marine and non marine habitats are represented, as well as molluscs from sambaquis. The type material stems from studies carried out since the beginning of the 20th century by Brazilian and foreign researchers. A total of 683 type lots are currently deposited.
Most of the lots stored in the Mollusca Collection are from Brazil (~ 75%), but several lots from other localities in the world, specially in South America, are also present. Among the lots from Brazil, the southeast region is by far the most representated.
To serve as repository for molluscan biodiversity in the World, especially Brazil.
The taxonomic and occurence information contained in each lot is registered was registered in written catalogue books and in the lables associated to each lot. Such information was digitilized in a Excel sheet.
Pimenta A (2017): Mollusca Collection - Museu Nacional/UFRJ. v1.6. Museu Nacional / UFRJ. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sibbr.gov.br/mnrj/resource?r=mnrj_mollusca&v=1.6
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