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FACEN: Facultad Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Catamarca, Catamarca. Includes: fish collection formerly known as UNCa. Current as: FACEN (fishes). Catamarca. Argentina.
FAKU: Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University, Yoshida (main campus), Sakyo. Formerly: Kyoto Imperial University (1897–1947). Note: FAKU established in 1947 by Kiyomatsu Matsubara (1907–1968) in the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Maizuru campus; expanded to Yoshida campus upon relocation of Department of Fisheries in 1972 and continued at Maizuru campus in newly established Fisheries Research Station; Yoshida campus collection moved to Kyoto University Museum (KUM) in 2001 (FAKU 60000–99999, ≥200000 and FAKU P) which also houses specimens formerly at Kyoto University Seto Marine Biological Laboratory (SMBL) and Otsu Hydrobiological Station (OHS); Maizuru Fisheries Research Station, Aquatic Natural History Museum, houses other part of FAKU collection (FAKU 1000∼59999 and 100000∼199999 [ex FRSKU]) including some specimens formerly at MIKU. Obsolete as: FRSKU, KUM. Current as: FAKU (fishes). See also: KUHE (herps), KUZ (Department of Zoology), MIKU, SMBL. Kochi. Japan.
FAQ: Fisheries Administration of Qujing, Qujing. Yunnan. China.
FAQB: Fishery Administration of Qiubei, Qiubei. Current as: FAQB (fishes). Yunnan. China.
FAT: Museo Illustrissimi Comitis Francisci Annibalis Turriani. Note: no longer extant; specimens apparently not at Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino (MRSN) or Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien (NMW). Italy.
FAU: Florida Atlantic University, Department of Biological Sciences, Boca Raton. Florida. USA.
FAU: Paläontologische Sammlung, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg [University of Erlangen-Nuremburg], Erlangen. Formerly: Sammlungen des Palaontologischen Lehrstuhls des Universität Erlangen. Obsolete as: SPLUE. Current as: FAU (fossils). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
FBGN-SAU: Aquatic Bioresource Research Laboratory, Department of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka [ex Dacca]. Current as: FBGN-SAU_F (fishes). Dhaka. Bangladesh.
FBLM: Fish Biology Lab Museum, Department of Zoology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Current as: FBLM (fishes). Meghalaya. India.
FBQ: Fisheries Branch, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries Queensland, Brisbane. Queensland. Australia.
FCEN: Vertebrate Collection, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires. Current as: FCEN-V (herps). See also: CPBA (fossils). Buenos Aires. Argentina.
FCFUK: Fish collection, Fish Department, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj [Senneh]. Current as: FCFUK (fishes). Kurdistan. Iran.
FCKG: Fish Collection of Kiavash Golzarianpour, Gonbad Kavous University, Gonbad-e Kāvus. Current as: FCKG (fishes). Golestān. Iran.
FCL: Université Catholique Lyon, Lyon. Formerly: Faculté Catholique Lyon. Current as: FCL (fossils). Lyon. France.
FCLR: Fundación Científica Los Roques, Caracas. Districto Federal. Venezuela.
FCRM: Fisheries College Reference Museum, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thoothukudi [Tuticorin]. Note: Fisheries College established in 1977 as constituent unit of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University at Thoothukkudi; currently Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI). Tamil Nadu. India.
FCT-UNL: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa [New University of Lisbon], Costa de Caparica, Almada. Note: fossil collection originally associated with Centro de Estratigrafia e Paleobiologia (CEPUNL) established in 1975. Current as: FCT-UNL (fossils). Also as: CEPUNL (fossils, Centro de Estratigrafia e Paleobiologia). Lisboa [Lisbon]. Portugal.
FCT: Facultad de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, campus Linares. Current as: FCT. See also: UANL. Nuevo León. Mexico.
FFNU: Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki. Obsolete as: FNU. Current as: FFNU (fishes). Nagasaki. Japan.
FFR: Zoology Museum, Faculty of Fisheries, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Üniversitesi (RTEU), Rize. Formerly: Rize University (2006–2012) which separated from Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi [Black Sea Technical University (KZL)] in 2006. Current as: FFR (fishes). Rize. Turkey.
FFRIJ: Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing. Obsolete as: JS. Current as: FFRIJ. Jiangsu. China.
FG: Schneider and Scholze collection, Department of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg. Current as: FG (fossils). Also as: BAF FG (fossils). Sachsen [Saxony]. Germany.
FGGUB: Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, Universitatea din Bucureşti [University of Bucharest], Bucureşti [Bucharest]. Current as: FGGUB (fossils). Bucureşti [Bucharest]. Romania.
FGS: Florida Geological Survey Geologic Collections, Tallahassee. Note: some fossils now at US National Museum of Natural History (USNM) and University of Florida (UF). Current as: FGS (fossils). Florida. USA.
FHSM: Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University, Hays. Formerly: Museum of the High Plains. Obsolete as: FHSC, MHP, SMNH. Current as: FHSM (fishes, herps, fossils). Kansas. USA.
FLBS: Flathead Lake Biological Station, Lake County. Current as: FLBS (fishes). Montana. USA.
FLIN: Flinders University, Adelaide. South Australia. Australia.
FM: Department of Nature, Fujian Provincial Museum, Fuzhou. Fujian. China.
FM: Faizabad Museum, Faizabad. Note: presumably defunct. Uttar Pradesh. India.
FML: Fundación Miguel Lillo, San Miguel de Tucumán. Obsolete as: IML (fishes). Current as: FML (fishes, herps). Also as: CI-FML (fishes). See also: PVL (fossils). Tucumán. Argentina.
FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Formerly: Chicago Natural History Museum (CNHM). Includes: fishes from University of Indiana (IU), fossil herps from Catholic University Peking, China (CUP) and fossil collection of the Univeristy of Chicago Walker Museum (UC). Obsolete as: CNHM, FMNHG (fossil herps), FMNH P (fossil fishes, herps). Current as: FMNH (fishes, herps, geological slide collection), FMNH PF (fossil fishes), FMNH PR (fossil herps), FMNH UF (Walker Museum fossil fishes), FMNH UR (Walker Museum fossil herps). Illinois. USA.
FMT: Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Manaus. Formerly: Instituto de Medicina Tropical (IMTM). Obsolete as: IMTM (herps). Current as: FMT (herps). Amazonas. Brazil.
FNU: Fujian Normal University, Department of Biology, Fuzhou. Fujian. China.
FOSJ: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, St. John's. Newfoundland. Canada.
FPDM: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama. Includes: fossil collection transferred from Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) following its closure in 2015. Current as: FPDM (fossil fishes, herps). Fukui. Japan.
FPM: Museum of Natural History and Pathological Anatomy, Fort Pitt, Chatham. Also known as: Natural History Museum of the Army Medical Department (Burton 1838). Note: human anatomical museum established in 1814, natural history specimens separated in 1829; cited as “Military medical Museum in Chatham” by Valenciennes (1839:47); museum relocated to Royal Army Medical Department (R.A.M.) at Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley ca. 1862 (no longer extant); some specimens (bearing R.A.M. labels) eventually transferred to NHMUK (see Carter & Dolan 1978). Also as: AMSC. England. United Kingdom.
FRC: Forest Research Centre, Sabah Forestry Department, Sepilok. Sabah. Malaysia.
FRCL: Fisheries Research Centre [Pusat Penyelidikan Perikanan], Likas, Kota Kinabalu. Sabah. Malaysia.
FRDC: Fossil Research and Development Center, Lanzhou. Current as: FRDC (fossils). Gansu. China.
FRI: Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Gelugor. Penang. Malaysia.
FRIGL: Fisheries Research Institute, Glami Lemi, Jelebu. Current as: FRIGL (fishes). Negeri Sembilan. Malaysia.
FRIHP: Fisheries Research Institute of Hunan Province, Changsha. Hunan. China.
FRIM: Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong. Also known as: Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia. Current as: FRIM (herps). Kuala Lumpur/Selangor. Malaysia.
FRINP: Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) of Nea Peramos, Kavala. Current as: FRINP (fishes). East Macedonia and Thrace. Greece.
FRIP: Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, Keelung City. Note: descended in part from Freshwater Aquaculture Experiment Station, Hsiaoli and Marine Aquaculture Experiment Station, Taiwan. Obsolete as: TFRI (occupied in entomology by Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei). Current as: FRIP. See also: TFRI-TT. Keelung City. Taiwan.
FRLM: Fish Collection of the Fisheries Research Laboratory, Mie University, Wagu, Shima. Current as: FRLM (fishes). Mie. Japan.
FSAC: Département of Géologie (Paléontologie), Faculté des Sciences Aïn Chock, Université Hassan II, Casablanca. Current as: FSAC (fossils). Casablanca-Settat. Morocco.
FSB/HAL: Faculté des Sciences Biologiques (FSB), Université des sciences et de la technologie Houari-Boumediene (USTHB), Bab Ezzouar. Also known as: University of Bab Ezzouar. Current as: FSB/HAL (fishes). See also: ZAR (fossils). Algeria.
FSBC: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), St. Petersburg. Note: FWRI created in 2004 by integrating parts of the Division of Wildlife, Division of Freshwater Fisheries, and the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI); FMRI descended from Florida State Board of Conservation Marine Laboratory (FSBC) established in 1955 and administered by the Florida Department of Natural Resources (FDNR) from 1969–1993. Includes: Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) Ichthyoplankton Archiving Center. Obsolete as: FDNR, SAC (SEAMAP Archiving Center), SEAMAP (pertains to locality data). Current as: FSBC (fishes), FWRI (tissues), SML (SEAMAP ichthyoplankton collection). Florida. USA.
FSFRL: National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, Fisheries Research Agency, Shimizu, Shizuoka. Formerly: Far Seas Fisheries Research Laboratory (FSFL). Note: fishes transferred to National Museum of Nature and Science (NSMT) ca. 2009. Shizuoka. Japan.
FSIU: Laboratory of Fisheries, Department of Ocean Science, College of Natural Sciences, Inha University, Incheon. Incheon. South Korea.
FSJF: Private fish collection [Fischsammlung] of Jörg Freyhof, Berlin. Berlin. Germany.
FSKU: Kitasato University, School of Fisheries Sciences, Sanriku [now part of Ōfunato], Kesen. Current as: FSKU (fishes). Iwate. Japan.
FST: Ichthyological Collection, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, Tunis. Current as: FST (fishes). Tunisia.
FTHM: Private collection of Farhang Torki, Nurabad [Noor Abad]. Note: cited as Farhang Torki Herpetological Museum (FTHM) and Farhang Torki Ecology and Herpetology Center for Research (FTEHCR). Current as: FTHM (herps). Also as: FTHR (herps). Lorestan. Iran.
FTU: Florida Technological University, Orlando. Florida. USA.
FU: Fudan University, Department of Biology, Shanghai. In error as: Fujian University (Wallach et al., 2014; holotype of Trimeresurus tibetanus is from Fudan University). Also as: FDU (herps). Shanghai. China.
FUE: Fukuoka University of Education, Munakata. Current as: FUE (amphibians). Fukuoka. Japan.
FUNED: Fundação Ezequiel Dias, Belo Horizonte. Current as: FUNED (herps). Minas Gerais. Brazil.
FURB: Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Blumenau. Current as: FURB (herps). Santa Catarina. Brazil.
FURG: Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande. Current as: CHFURG (herps), FURG (university laboratory of ichthyology), MOFURG (Museu Oceanográfico “Professor Eliézer de Carvalho Rios”). Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
FWM: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth. Obsolete as: FWMNH. Texas. USA.

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