J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History - Mollusks (JFBM-M)

The invertebrate collection at the Bell Museum of Natural History contains nearly 18,000 lots, some of which date to 1875. The majority of specimens are freshwater mollusks collected in Minnesota, and represent an important Upper Midwest Collection. All specimens are entered into a database searchable by invertebrate collection staff. The invertebrate collection also contains the old Minneapolis Library collection of Indo-Pacific mollusks. Specimens are stored as shells or in ethanol.
Contact: Dr. Andrew Simons, Curator (asimons@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,731 occurrence
  • 311 (18%) georeferenced
  • 1,627 (94%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 8 genera
  • 19 species
  • 19 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics