Natural History Museum Rotterdam (NL) - Mollusca collection

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West-Palearctic and tropical Bivalves, with emphasis on Mytilidae, Pectinidae, Mactridae and Veneridae. Taxa: Arcoida, Myoida, Mytiloida, Nuculoida, Ostreoida, Pholadomyoida, Pterioida, Solemyoida, Trigonioida, Veneroida. Important collection West-Palearctic marine Gastropods and micromollusks, as well as a representative collection non-West-Palearctic gastropods. Representative collection of European land- en freshwater snails. Taxa: Caenogastropoda, Cocculiniformia, Heterobranchia, Neritimorpha, Opistobranchia, Patellogastropoda, Pulmonata, Vetigastropoda. The Polyplacophora collection holds the private collection of Frans J.A. Slieker, author of 'Chitons of the World' (2000) and is the second largest in the Netherlands after the collection of the 'Nederlands Centrum voor Biodiversiteit Naturalis (Leiden)'. Emphasis on West-Palearctic species. Taxa: Leptochitonidae, Hanleyidae, Mopaliidae, Ischnochitonidae, Schizochitonidae, Chitonidae, Cryptoplacidae, Acanthochitonidae. Representative collection West-Palearctic scaphopoda. Small, but representative collection of non-West-Palearctic species. Taxa: Gadilinidae, Dentaliidae, Fustiariidae, Laevidentaliidae, Entalinidae, Pulsellidae, Gadalidae. Important collections of Eocene (Paris Basin), Miocene (Winterswijk, Miste, Dingden) and Pliocene/Pleistocene mollusks (Westerschelde, de Kaloot, Antwerp Harbour). Taxa: Arcoida, Caenogastropoda, Cocculiniformia, Dentaliida, Gadilida, Heterobranchia, Myoida, Mytiloida, Neritimorpha, Nuculoida, Opistobranchia, Ostreoida, Patellogastropoda, Pholadomyoida, Pterioida, Pulmonata, Sepiida, Veneroida, Vetigastropoda.

Data Records

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GBIF Registration

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mollusca; Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Frans Slieker
Honorary Curator
Natural History Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31-(0)10-4364222

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Henry van der Es
Collection Manager
Natural History Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31-(0)10-4364222

Who filled in the metadata:

Frans Slieker
Honorary Curator
Natural History Museum Rotterdam Westzeedijk 345 NL-3015 AA Rotterdam NL +31-(0)10-4364222

Who else was associated with the resource:

Niels Raes
Node Manager
NLBIF PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden NL +31 71 751 9362

Geographic Coverage


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

Taxonomic Coverage


Phylum  mollusca (molluscs)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1838-01-01 / 2012-12-31

Project Data

No Description available

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Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7c67da7f-490e-4e8d-8848-7dc152dd4734