Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity - Mollusc Division (OS-M)

The Mollusc Division of the Museum of Zoology is administered by the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology of the College of Biological Sciences and housed along with the other life science collections of The Ohio State University in the Museum of Biological Diversity. The Division of Molluscs is divided into two major collections, housed in separate ranges. The collection consists of ~105,000 catalogued lots, mainly composed of North American freshwater mussels. The collection is among the largest in the world for freshwater Mollusca. Computers in each range link to central bivalve and gastropod databases.
Contact: G. Thomas Watters, Curator (Watters.1@osu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 94cc4221-985f-4541-8c41-51c229e6e0c6
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 2,376 occurrence
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 2,350 (99%) with images
  • 1,676 (71%) identified to species
  • 6 families
  • 11 genera
  • 44 species
  • 44 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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