The Arachnid Order Solifugae

IntroductionPhylogeny/TaxonomyBiogeography/EndemismBiology/EcologyCollections/ResearchBibliographyGlossaryLinks


COLLECTIONS/RESEARCH

Major Collections
Type DepositoriesPast Researchers
Present ResearchersGlobel Survey/Inventory
Other Projects
Collecting Techniques
Preservation Techniques

 

Type Depositories

Taxonomic names of organisms are linked to individual specimens known as holotypes.  When the identity of a specimen or a population of specimens is in question, the identity can be ultimately confirmed by comparison with the holotype.  Below is a quantitative summary of the type specimen holdings of the world's major museum collections.   As this website develops, each species account will identify the particular museum holding the holotype of the species.  The legend at the bottom of this page explains the abbreviations used in the table.
 

Region

Country

Collection

Taxon Authors

Types

Africa

Morocco

ISC

Panouse

4

 

Namibia

DERU

Wharton

10

 

 

NMNW

Wharton

47

 

South Africa

AMGS

Lawrence, Hewitt, Wharton

20

 

 

MMK

Hewitt

1

 

 

NMSA

Hewitt, Lawrence, Lamoral, Wharton

74

 

 

SAMC

Purcell, Lawrence, Wharton

32

 

 

TMSA

Lawrence, Hewitt, Wharton

66

 

Total

 

 

254

 

 

 

 

 

Asia

Azerbaijan

IZA

Aliev

24

 

Georgia

GSMT

Walter?

5

 

India

IMC

Pocock?

 

 

Israel

HU

Turk, Levy, Shulov

21

 

 

UTA

Panouse, Levy, Shulov

1

 

Kazakhstan

AGC

Gromov

18

 

Russia

IASE

Gromov

1

 

 

ZISP

Birula, Roewer, Gromov

237

 

 

ZMMU

Birula, Gromov

29

 

Total

 

 

336

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

Austria

NMWA

Birula, Kraepelin, Penther, Roewer, Werner

14

 

Belgium

MRAC

Roewer, Benoit

95

 

Denmark

ZMUC

Lawrence

19

 

France

MNHN

Kraepelin, Fage, Simon, Vachon, Lawrence, Panouse, Delle Cave, Simonetta

70

 

Germany

GPIUH

Dunlop, Wunderlich, Poinar

1

 

 

JWC

Selden, Shear

1

 

 

MFNC

Dunlop, Rössler

1

 

 

SMF

Heymons, Roewer, Kraus, Gromov

419

 

 

ZMHB

Heymons, C.L.Koch, Karsch, Kraepelin, Roewer

186

 

 

ZMUH

Kraepelin, Karsch, Roewer, Simon

87

 

 

ZSM

Kraepelin, Roewer, Lucas

5

 

Italy

ATC

Di Caporriacco

1

 

 

MSNG

Kraepelin, Pavesi, Di Caporriacco, Delle Cave, Simonetta

12

 

 

MSNM

Delle Cave, Simonetta

1

 

 

MZUF

Di Caporriacco, Delle Cave, Simonetta

20

 

Sweden

NHRM

Kraepelin, Tullgren

10

 

 

ZMLU

Pocock, Lawrence

5

 

Switzerland

NMBS

Schenkel

2

 

 

NMG

Roewer

9

 

 

MNCM

 

 

 

UK

BMNH

Pocock, Turk, L.Koch, Butler, Hirst, Roewer, Purcell, Lawrence, Whittick, Badcock, Wharton

128

 

Total

 

 

1086

North America

Mexico

IBUNAM

Vazquez, Rojas

3

 

USA

AMNH

Muma, Gromov, Brookhart, Fichter, Rowland

100

 

 

ANSP

Putnam (probably lost)

2

 

 

BNHM

Pocock

2

 

 

BYU

Brookhart, Muma

8

 

 

CAS

Muma, Brookhart

28

 

 

DMNS

Brookhart, Cushing

43

 

 

FSCA

Muma, Brookhart

15

 

 

MCZ

Muma, Maury, Chamberlin, Banks

11

 

 

UCR

Brookhart, Muma

1

 

 

USNM

Muma

18

 

 

YPM

Petrunkevitch

1

 

Total

 

 

232

 

 

 

 

 

Caribbean

Cuba

IES

Armas, Teruel, Alegre

25

 

 

BIOECO

Armas, Teruel

21

South America

Argentina

MACN

Mello-Leitão, Maury, Rocha

12

 

 

MLP

Mello-Leitão

4

 

 

MMA

Mello-Leitão

2

 

 

MNRJ

Mello-Leitão

18

 

 

MZUSP

Xavier, Rocha

10

 

 

MCTP

 

0

 

Total

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

2000


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Type holdings Solifugae: ACE (Arachnid Collection of Egypt, Caïro); NMK (National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi); ISC (Institut Scientifique Chérifien, Rabat); DERU (Desert Ecological Research Unit, Gobabeb); NMNW (National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek); AMGS (Albany Museum, Grahamstown); MMK (McGregor Museum, Kimberley); NMBA (National Museum, Bloemfontein); NMSA (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg); PPRI (National Collection of Arachnida, Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria); SAMC (South African Museum, Cape Town); TMSA (Transvaal Museum, Pretoria); NHMZ (Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo); IZA (Institute of Zoology, Baku); IZB (Institute of Zoology, Beijing); GSMT (Georgian State Museum, Tbilisi); IMC (Indian Museum, Calcutta); HU (Hebrew University, Jerusalem); UTA (University of Tel-Aviv); AGC (A.V. Gromov Collection, Almaty); IASE (Siberian Zoological Museum, Institute for Animal Systematics and Ecology, Novosibirsk); ONHM (Oman Natural History Museum, Muscat); ZISP (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg); ZMMU (Zoological Museum, Moscow State University); NUT (Nigde University); TTC (T. Türkeş Collection, Ankara); NMWA (Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien); MRAC (Museé Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren); NMS (National Museum of Natural History, Sofia); MMB (Department of Entomology, Moravian Museum, Brno); NMPC (National Museum of Natural History, Prague); SPC (S. Pekar Collection, Brno); ZMUC (Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen); ZMHU (Zoological Museum, Helsinki University); ZMTU (Zoological Museum, Turku University); MNHN (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris); GPIUH (Geological-Palaeontological Institute, University of Hamburg); JWC (J. Wunderlich Collection, Hirschberg-Lauetrhausen); MFNC (Museum für Naturkunde, Chemnitz); NMWD (Naturhistorischen Museum, Wiesbaden); SMF (Naturmuseum und Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main); SMTD (Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden); UMB (Uberseemuseum, Bremen); ZMHB (Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität, Berlin); ZMUG (Zoological Insitute & Museum, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald); ZMUH (Zoologisches Institut und Zoologisches Museum, Hamburg); ZSM (Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich); ATC (A. Toschi Collection, Bologna); MIZT (Museo ed Instituto di Zoologia Sistematica della Universita di Torino); MSNG (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria”, Genova); MSNM ( Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano); MZUF (Museo de Zoologia dell Universita di Firenze); VVC (Valerio Vignoli Collection, Siena); AMC (A. Melic Collection, Zaragoza); IBAB (Iniversitat de Barcelona); MNCM (Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid); NHRM (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm); NMBS (Naturhistorishen Museums zu Basel); ZMLU (Zoological Museum, Lund University); RMNH (Naturalis, Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden); ZMA (Zoologisch Museum, Amsterdam); BMNH (Natural History Museum, London); OUMNH (Oxford University Museum of Natural History); IBUNAM (Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico); AMNH (American Museum of Natural History, New York); ANSP (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia); BNHM (Boston Society of Natural History, Boston); BYU (Brigham Young University, Provo); CAS (California Academy of Science, San Francisco); DMNS (Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver); FMNH (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago); FSCA (Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville); MCZ (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge); UCB (University of California, Berkeley); UCR (University of California, Riverside); UNMC (Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico); USNM (National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC); YPM (Peabody Museum, Yale); IES (Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, La Habana); BIOECO (Centro Oriental de Biodiversidad, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, Santiago de Cuba); MACN (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturale, Buenos Aires); MLP (Museo de La Plata); MMA (Museo de Mendoza); IBSP (Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo); INPA (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Manaus); MCTP (Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre); MNRJ (Museo Nacional Rio de Janeiro); MZUSP (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo); UFMT (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Cuiaba); MZUC (Museo Zoológico, Universidad de Concepción); MHNLS (Museo de Historia Natural ‘La Salle’, Caracas).

 



THE UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, DISPLAYING OR OTHER USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OR OTHER CONTENT  FROM THIS SITE IS ILLLEGAL. 
© Copyright 2005-2006.  All images in this site, even if they do not include an individual statement of copyright, are protected under the U. S. Copyright Act.  They may not be "borrowed" or otherwise used without our express permission or the express permission of the photographer(s),  artist(s), or author(s).  For permission, please submit your request to wsavary@yahoo.com.