KA: Edward Percival Field Station, Department of Zoology, University of Canterbury, Kaikoura. Canterbury. New Zealand.
KAU: King Abdulaziz University Marine Museum, Jeddah. Current as: KAU (fishes). Also as: KAUMM (fishes temporarily housed at SMF, Frankfurt am Main). Saudi Arabia.
KAUM: Kagoshima University Museum, Korimoto. Includes: fishes donated from Kagoshima University Faculty of Fisheries except T. Ozawa larval fish collection (disposed of in 2003). Obsolete as: KMJ (herps). Current as: KAUM-I (fishes), KAUM-II (fish images), KAUM-VE (vertebrates including herps but not fishes), KGU (fossils). Kagoshima. Japan.
KAUNHM: Kerala Agricultural University Natural History Museum, Thrissur. Current as: KAUNHM (herps). Kerala. India.
KCM: Kumamoto City Museum, Kumamoto. Current as: KCM (fossils). Kumamoto. Japan.
KCU: Kochi University, Kochi. Current as: KCU (fossils). See also: BSKU (Recent fishes). Kochi. Japan.
KEWI: Private fish collection of Kai Erik Witte, Tübingen. Note: some specimens deposited at Zoologische Staatsammlung München with ZSM catalog numbers. Baden-Württemberg. Germany.
KFBG: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong. Current as: KFBG (herps). Hong Kong. China.
KFRI: Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi. Kerala. India.
KFRS: Kanudi Fisheries Research Station, Konedobu. Note: associated with National Fisheries Authority (previously Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources), descended from Department of Primary Industry (DPI); station abandoned with some specimens transferred to University of Papua and New Guinea (UPNG). Also as: DPI, FO. Papua New Guinea.
KGU: Kalmytskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet [Kalmyk State University], Elista. Current as: KGU (fishes). Republic of Kalmykia. Russia.
KHM: Kaikoura Historical Museum, Kaikoura. Current as: KHM (fossils). Canterbury. New Zealand.
KHMM: Museum für Naturkunde, Magdeburg. Also known as: Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg; Magdeburger Museen (MM). Current as: KHMM (herps). Also as: MM (herps). Sachsen-Anhalt [Saxony-Anhalt]. Germany.
KHPC: Private collection of Kazuo Hoshino, Ōita. Current as: KHPC (fishes). Ōita. Japan.
KIFB: Korean Institute of Freshwater Biology, Seoul. Note: institution cited by Ki-Chul Choi (1910–2002), professor at Seoul National University from 1948–1976, apparently defunct; majority of fish collection perhaps donated to National Science Museum of Korea (NSMK); some fish specimens transferred to Sang-myung University (SMU). Seoul. South Korea.
KIGAM: Geological Museum of Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Yuseon-gu. Current as: KIGAM (fossils). Daejeon. South Korea.
KIOLK: Korean Institute for Ocean Life, Gapyeong. Note: listed among fish collections in Korea by Kim (2004), but no such institute found in Gapyeong. Gyeonggi. South Korea.
KIZ: Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming. Current as: KIZ (fishes, herps). Yunnan. China.
KMΦI: Cyprus Museum of Natural History, Dali. Note: established in 1996 by Photos Photiades Foundation. Assigned here: KMΦI (Kυπρiακó Moυσεío Φυσiκης ´ Iστoρíας). Cyprus.
KMAG: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Keswick. England. United Kingdom.
KMH: Private collection of Kim M. Howell (herps). Note: deposited, at least in part, at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). Tanzania.
KMK: Amathole [Amatola] Museum, King William's Town. Formerly: Kaffrarian Museum (1884–1999). Note: herp collections transferred to Port Elizabeth Museum (PEM). Eastern Cape. South Africa.
KMNH: Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Kitakyushyu. Current as: KMNH (fishes), KMNH VP (Department of Vertebrate Paleontology). Fukuoka. Japan.
KMNH: Kurdistan Museum of Natural History, Salahaddin University, Erbil (SUE), Kurdistan. Current as: KMNH. Iraq.
KMPC: Kushimoto Marine Park Center, Kushimoto-chu, Nishimuro-gun, Kii Peninsula. Wakayama. Japan.
KMV: Kunming Municipal Museum, Kunming. Current as: KMV (fossils). Yunnan. China.
KNP: El Kouf National Park natural history collection. Current as: KNP (herps). Libya.
KNP: Skukuza Biological Reference Collection, Kruger National Park, Transvaal. Note: founded in the 1950s. Mpumalanga. South Africa.
KNU: Kunsan National University, Gunsan [Kunsan]. Current as: BKNU (fishes, Department of Biology), KNUM (fishes, Department of Marine Living Resources). North Jeolla. South Korea.
KPE: Kyungpook National University, Daegu [Taegu]. Current as: BEKU (fishes, Department of Biology, Teacher's College), KPE (fossils, Earth Science Department). Daegu. South Korea.
KPM: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara. Includes: fishes fromt Izu Oceanic Park (IOP, IOPM), Ito, Shizuoka. Current as: KPM-NFA (amphibians), KPM-NI (fishes), KPM-NR (Image Database of Fishes). Kanagawa. Japan.
KSC: Kohima Science College, Kohima. Also as: MA (amphibians). Nagaland. India.
KSHS: Kochi Senior High School, Kitabata, Kochi City. Note: Takeshi Yamakawa fish collection at KSHS transferred to National Museum of Nature and Science (NSMT) in 2012. Also as: HSHS. See also: NSMT. Kochi. Japan.
KSNHM: Natural History Museum, Kishiwada. Current as: KSNHM (fossils). Osaka. Japan.
KU: University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, Lawrence. Formerly: Museum of Natural History (retained for public unit of institute). Obsolete as: KUMNH, KUNHM (fishes), UKMNH (herps). Current as: KUI (fishes), KUIT (fish tissues), KUH (herps), KUVP (fossils). Kansas. USA.
KUES: Kuvempu University, Department of Environmental Science, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga District. Current as: KUES (herps). Karnataka. India.
KUHE: Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies. Current as: KUHE (herps). See also: FAKU (fishes), KUZ (Department of Zoology). Kyoto. Japan.
KUMF: Kasetsart University, Faculty of Agriculture, Museum of Fisheries, Bangkok. Note: separate from RLIKU (Research Laboratory of Ichthyology). Current as: KUMF (fishes). See also: ZMKU (herps). Bangkok. Thailand.
KUN: Faculty of Agriculture, Kindai University, Nakamachi. Formerly: Kinki University until 2016. Obsolete as: FAK (in use 1964–2000) and FKUN (in use 2000–2008 for Department of Fisheries). Current as: KUN-P (fishes). Nara. Japan.
KUZ: Kyoto University, Department of Zoology Museum, Kyoto. Current as: KUZ. Also as: KUZR. See also: FAKU (fishes), KUHE (herps). Kyoto. Japan.
KUZM: Zoological Museum, Faculty of Science, Kabul University (KU), Kabul. Also known as: Kabul University Science Museum. Note: established by Clas Naumann, KU professor from 1970–1972, during which time herpetological specimens were shared with ZFMK; zoological museum destroyed during Taliban regime (1996–2001). Assigned here: KUZM. Afghanistan.
KWF: Private collection of Herr Klaus Weis. Current as: KWF (fossils). Germany.
KZL: Department of Biology, Faculty of science, Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi [Karadeniz Technical University], Trabzon. Also known as: Black Sea Technical University. Current as: KZL (herps). Trabzon. Turkey.
KZM: Khorat Zoo Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima. Current as: KZM (herps). Nakhon Ratchasima. Thailand.