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DABFUK: Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram [ex Trivandrum]. Obsolete as: DAB-UoK (fishes). Current as: DABFUK-FI (fishes). Kerala. India.
DATM: Dayton Museum of Natural History, Dayton. Ohio. USA.
DAVK: Dayanand Anglo Vaidik Mahavidyalaya (DAV College), Civil Lines. Kanpur. India.
DBAEU: Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Abdelmalek Essaadi [Abdelmalek Essaâdi University], Tétouan. Current as: DBAEU (herps). Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima. Morocco.
DBLU: Department of Biology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou. Gansu. China.
DBP: Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark, Kastrup. Current as: DBP (fishes). Denmark.
DBQA: Museum of Biology, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty [formerly Alma-Ata and Verny]. Current as: DBQA (herps). Also as: KNU (fishes). Kazakhstan.
DCFR: Fish Museum, Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital. Current as: DCFR (fishes). Uttarakhand. India.
DCM: Dartmouth College Museum, Fish Collection, Hanover. New Hampshire. USA.
DCM: The Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset. Includes: fossils from Corfe Castle Museum transferred in 1894. Note: much of non-type material transferred to NHMUK in 1958. Current as: DCM (fossils). Also as: DORCM (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
DDUGU: Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Department of Zoology, Gorakhpur. Uttar Pradesh. India.
DESRI: Daegu Education and Science Research Institution, Daegu. Current as: DESRI (fossils). Daegu. South Korea.
DEZC: Department of the Environment of Isfahan Province Zoological Collection, Isfahan. Current as: DEZC (herps). Isfahan. Iran.
DFI: Dalian Fisheries Institute, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian. Also known as: Liaoning Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Liaoning. China.
DGM: Coleção de Paleontologia do Museu de Ciências da Terra (MCT), Serviço Geológico do Brasil (CPRM), Ministério de Minas e Energia, Rio de Janeiro. Formerly: Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral (DNPM), Divisão de Geologia e Mineralogia (DGM). Note: established within Serviço Geológico e Mineralógico do Brasil (SGB, SGM) in 1907; Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral (DNPM) created in 1934, incorporated into Ministério das Minas e Energia in 1960, and dissolved into Companhia de Pesquisas e Recursos Minerais (CPRM) in 1969–70; collections formally named Museu de Ciências da Terra (MCT) in 1992; CPRM became federal public company functioning as Serviço Geológico do Brasil in 1994–95 and responsible for management of MCT in 2012. Obsolete as: DNPM, SGB, SGM (fossils). Current as: DGM (fossils). Also as: DGM-DNPM, MCT (fossils). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
DGPM: Direction Generale des Pêches Maritimes, Ministere de l'Industrie et du Commerce, Quebec. Quebec. Canada.
DHE: Diversidad de los Humedales del Este. Note: collection began under Programa para la Conservacion de la Biodiversidad y Desarrollo Sustentable de los Bañados del Este (PROBIDES) & United Nations Development Programme; amphibians currently housed at ZVC (specimens re-numbered, but also retain original DHE numbers). Current as: DHE-A (amphibians) & DHE-R (reptiles). Montevideo. Uruguay.
DHFRI: Dong Hai [Donghai] Fishery Research Institute, Shanghai. Shanghai. China.
DHISUB: Department of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia. Also as: BFSU. Bulgaria.
DHZC: Department of the Environment of Hormozgan Province Zoological Collection. Current as: DHZC (herps). Hormozgan. Iran.
DINARA: Dirección Nacional de Recursos Acuáticos, Montevideo. Formerly: Instituto Nacional de Pesca (INAPE). Note: antecedents include Instituto de Pesca, created in 1911 for scientific purposes, renamed Servicio de Oceanografía y Pesca under the Dirección de la Armada in 1933 and replaced by Industrias Loberas y Pesqueras del Estado (ILPE) in 1976; fish collection transferred to Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (MHNM). Montevideo. Uruguay.
DINO: Dinosaur National Monument, US National Park Service, Uintah County. Current as: DINO (fossils). Utah. USA.
DIP: Dexu Institute of Paleontology, Chaozhou. Current as: DIP-V (vertebrate fossils). Guangdong. China.
DJ: Collection of Palaeontology, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge. Current as: DJ (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
DMB: Dobergmuseum—Geologisches Museum Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Bünde. Note: part of the Museum Bünde network. Obsolete as: BDNLTM. Current as: DMB (fossils). Nordrhein-Westfalen [North Rhine-Westphalia]. Germany.
DMM: Deutsches Meeresmuseum [German Oceanographic Museum], Stralsund. Current as: DMM. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Germany.
DMMI: Dolomythos-Museum, Innichen [San Can-dido]. Also known as: DoloMythos—The Natural Heritage of Humanity Museum; Museo Dolomythos. Note: fossils cited according to locality, as in PZIF (fossils from Piz da Peres, Furkel Pass). Assigned here: DMMI (fossils). South Tyrol. Italy.
DMNH: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver. Formerly: Denver Museum of Natural History, descended from Colorado Museum of Natural History. Current as: DMNH (fossils). Colorado. USA.
DNMNH: Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, Pretoria [Tshwane]. Formerly: Transvaal Museum (TM, TMP), Northern Flagship Institution. Note: fish types at AMG. Obsolete as: TMP, TMSA. Current as: DNMNH. Also as: TM (fossils). Gauteng. South Africa.
DNOCS: Departamento Nacional de Obras Contra as Secas, Pentecoste. Note: status of collection unknown, some fishes transferred to MZUSP. Ceará. Brazil.
DNSM: Durban Natural Science Museum, Durban. Also known as: Durban Museum (DM). Note: founded in 1887, managed by the eThekwini Municipality. Obsolete as: DM. Current as: DNSM (fishes, herps). KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa.
DPC: Duke University, Duke Lemur Center, Division of Fossil Primates, Durham. Current as: DPC (fossils). See also: DU. North Carolina. USA.
DPFMGB: Department of Paleontology, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade. Obsolete as: GIU (fossils, Geology Institute). Current as: DPFMGB (fossils). See also: IBISS. Belgrade. Serbia.
DSP: FitzSimons' Snake Park, Durban. KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa.
DU: Duke University, Vertebrate Collection, Durham. Note: fishes transferred to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP) and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM). Also as: DUF, DU F (fishes). See also: DPC. North Carolina. USA.
DU: Zoology Department, University of Dhaka, Dhaka [ex Dacca]. Current as: DU (fishes). Dhaka. Bangladesh.
DUM: Dicle Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, zooloji müzesi [Dicle University, Faculty of Science, Zoological Museum], Diyarbakır [Diyarbakir]. Diyarbakır [Diyarbakir]. Turkey.
DUNUC: The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee College of Education collection, University of Dundee, Dundee. Note: founded in 1881 as University College, Dundee; incorporated within University of St Andrews in 1897, regained independent status in 1967. Includes: fishes collected by Captain F.W. Hutton. Current as: DUNUC. Scotland. United Kingdom.
DURC: Drake University Research Collection, Des Moines. Current as: DURC (herps). Iowa. USA.
DWC: Department of Wildlife Conservation, National Wildlife Research and Training Center, Girithale. Current as: DWC (herps). North Central Province. Sri Lanka.
DWNP: Zoological Museum, Institute for Biodiversity (IBD), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN), Lanchang. Current as: DWNP (fishes, herps). Pahang. Malaysia.
DZSJRP: Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP), Campus de São José do Rio Preto. Current as: DZSJRP (fishes, herps, Departamento de Zoologia e Botânica), URP (fossils). São Paulo. Brazil.
DZSWS: The Wiltshire Museum, Devizes. Formerly: Wiltshire Heritage Museum; Devizes Museum. Current as: DZSWS (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
DZUH: Departamento de Zoologia, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de La Habana, La Habana [Havana]. See also: MFP. La Habana. Cuba.
DZUL: Departamento de Zoología, Universidad de La Laguna, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Island of Tenerife, Canarias [Canary Islands]. Current as: CCML (Colección Ictiologica, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas), DZUL (herps). Also as: ZLU (herps), MZUL (arachnids). Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain.
DZUP: Coleção de Herpetologia, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba. Current as: DZUP (herps). Paraná. Brazil.







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