Sources and literature

The following acronyms are used to refer to depositories of collections:

ANSP: Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
CCEC: Musée des Confluences, Centre de conservation et d’étude des collections, Lyon
MHNG: Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland
: Muséum d’Histoire naturelle, Grenoble, France
: Muséum d’Histoire naturelle, Marseille, France
MNCN: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
MNHN: Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
NHMUK: Natural History Museum, London, U.K.
NMW: National Museum Wales, Cardiff, U.K.
RAMM: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, U.K.
UCBL: Université Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France
UBG: Université de Bourgogne, Géologie, Dijon, France
UBZ: Université de Bourgogne, Zoologie, Dijon, France
WFMW: Wisbech & Fenland Museum, Wisbech, U.K.


The following literature is cited throughout the site:

Coan, E.V. & Kabat, A. 2016. 2,400 years of malacology, 13th ed., January 8, 2016, 1,254 pp. + 104 pp. [Annex 1 – Book Collations] + 65 pp. [Annex 2 – Küster Collation], 34 pp. [Annex 3 – Journal Collations]. American Malacological Society: available at

Dance, S.P., 1966. Shell collecting: an illustrated history. University of California Press, Berkely / Los Angeles, 344 pp.

Some important links: