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NAFU: Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU), Yangling. Note: established in 1999 via merger of seven institutions including Northwest Forestry College (NCF); much of historical herp collection, including holotype of Oligodon ningshaanensis Yuan 1983, lost due to inactivity. Obsolete as: NCF. Current as: NAFU (herps). Shaanxi [Shensi]. China.
NAMU: Naturkunde-Museum Bielefeld, Bielefeld. Formerly: Museum der Stadt Bielefeld, founded in 1889. Current as: NAMU (fossils). Nordrhein-Westfalen [North Rhine-Westphalia]. Germany.
NARA: National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo. Western Province. Sri Lanka.
NBFGR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Kochi Unit, CMFRI Campus, Kochi [Cochin]. Note: founded in 1983. Current as: NBFGR-CH (fish tissues). Also as: NBFGR CHN, NBFGR/LRT. See also: CMFRI. Kerala. India.
NBMG: New Brunswick Museum, Saint John. Current as: NBMG (fossils, Geology). New Brunswick. Canada.
NC: Navarro College, Biology Department, Corsicana. Texas. USA.
NCBLR: Nanxiong County Bureau of Land and Resources, Shaoguan. Current as: NCBLR (fossils). Guangdong. China.
NCBS: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru [Bangalore]. Current as: NCBS (herps). Karnataka. India.
NCHUZOOL: National Chung Hsing University, Taichung. Current as: NCHUZOOL (herps). Taichung City. Taiwan.
NCIP: National Catalogue for Indonesian Pisces, Koleksi Rujukan, Pusat Penelitian Oseanografi [reference collection, Oceanographic Research Center], Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), Ancol. Formerly: Visscherij Station (1905–1915); Visscherij Station te Batavia (1915–1922); Laboratorium Voor Het Onderzoek der Zee (LOZ, 1922–1949); Laboratorium/Lembaga Penyelidikan Laut [Laboratory/Institue of Marine Investigation] (1949–1962); Lembaga Penelitian Laut (1962–1970); Lembaga Oseanologi Nasional (LON) [National Oceanographic Institute], part of LIPI (1970–1986); Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Oseanologi [Center for Oceanographic Research and Development] (1986–2001). Note: fishes cataloged under NCIP remain housed in Ancol as of 2018, but eventually may be transferred to MZB in Cibinong. Obsolete as: LOZ, LON, LON NCIP, NCIV [typo]. Current as: NCIP. Jakarta. Indonesia.
NCSM: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh. Formerly: North Carolina State Museum. Includes: fishes from Duke University (DU), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences (UNC/UNC-IMS, including fishes formerly at CBL, GSMNP and West Virginia University) and Western Carolina University; fish collection assembled by Rudy Arndt at Stockton State College, NJ, transferred ca. 2002; fishes and herps from the Charleston Museum (ChM); herps from Appalachian State University (APPZ). Current as: NCSM (fishes, herps, fossils). North Carolina. USA.
NDM: Nanxiong Dinosaur Museum, Shaoguan. Current as: NDM (fossils). Guangdong. China.
NDSFC: North Dakota State Fossil Collection, North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck. Current as: NDSFC (fossils). North Dakota. USA.
NEM: Nam Lik Eco Village Museum, Ban That-Wang Monh. Also known as: Namlik Ecovillage. Current as: NEM (herps). Vientiane. Laos.
NEMS: Northeastern Missouri State University, Department of Zoology, Kirksville. Missouri. USA.
NEW: University of Newcastle, Newcastle. New South Wales. Australia.
NFL: Numata Fossils Laboratory, Numata. Current as: NFL (fossils). Hokkaido. Japan.
NG: Research Collection of N'Goran Germain Kouamé, Department of Biology and Animal Physiology, Jean Lorougnon Guédé University, Daloa. Current as: NG (herps). Côte d'Ivoire.
NHCY: Natural History Collection of Yemen, Sana'a. Note: specimens curated at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt (SMF). Current as: NHCY (fishes, amphibians). Yemen.
NHFC: Natural Heritage Fish Collection, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, Brookings. Current as: NHFC (fishes). South Dakota. USA.
NHM-BS: Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig. Formerly: Herzogliches Naturhistorisches Museum (1857–1918). Obsolete as: NMB, SNHM, SNMB, SNMBR. Current as: NHM-BS (herps). Also as: SNHMB (fishes), SNMBG (birds). Niedersachsen [Lower Saxony]. Germany.
NHM.OU: Natural History Museum of Osmani University, Department of Zoology, College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Current as: NHM.OU.F (fishes), NHM.OU.AMPH (amphibians), NHM.OU.REP (reptiles). Telangana [ex Andhra Pradesh]. India.
NHMA: Naturhistorisk Museum Aarhus, Århus [Aarhus]. Current as: NHMA (all collections). Denmark.
NHMAS: Natural History Museum of the Aegean, Paleontological Museum, Mytilene [Mytilini, Mitilinii], Samos Island. Note: established by Konstantinos and Maria Zimalis Foundation. Current as: NHMAS (fossils). North Aegean. Greece.
NHMBEO: Prirodnjački muzej, Belgrade. Also known as: Natural History Museum in Belgrade. Note: founded in 1895 as Jestastvenički muzej srpske zemlje [Natural Science Museum of Serbian Land]. Includes: osteological collection of amphibians and reptiles. Current as: NHMBEO (fossils). Belgrade. Serbia.
NHMC: Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Heraklion [Irákleio]. Current as: NHMC (herps). Crete. Greece.
NHMD: Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik-Neretva. Croatia.
NHMD: Statens Naturhistoriske Museum (SNM), Københavns Universitet [Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen], Copenhagen. Note: established in 2004 via merger of Botanic Garden, Botanical Museum and Library, Geological Museum [Museum Geologicum Universitatis Hafniensis (MGUH)] and Zoological Museum [Zoologisk Museum (ZMUC)]. Obsolete as: UZM, UZMK. Current as: ZMUC-P (fishes), ZMUC-R (herps), MGUH.VP (fossils). Also as: NHMD (fossils). See also: MBLC (Marine Biological Laboratory). Denmark.
NHMG: Natural History Museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning. Current as: NHMG (herps, fossils). Also as: GXNHM (amphibians), NHMGZAR (fishes). See also: GMU. Guangxi. China.
NHMI: Natural History Museum and Institute, Port Louis. Mauritius.
NHMK: Kuwait Science and Natural History Museum, Safat, Kuwait City. Formerly: Natural History Museum, Kuwait; Educational Science Museum. Note: opened to public in 1972 under auspice of Crown Prince Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Current as: NHMK (cetaceans). Also as: KNHM. Kuwait.
NHMK: Natural History Museum of Kópavogur, Kópavogur. Assigned here: NHMK. Iceland.
NHMM: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz, Mainz. Also known as: Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz [State Collection of Natural History of Rhineland-Palatinate]. Note: major parts of historical collection assembled by Rheinische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (RNG) destroyed during British air raid in 1945. Current as: NHMM (fossils). Also as: MHMZ, NMM (fossils). Rheinland-Pfalz [Rhineland-Palatinate]. Germany.
NHMM: Prirodnjački muzej Crne Gore [Natural History Museum of Montenegro], Podgorica. Note: collections originally associated with Republican Institute for Nature Protection established in 1961. Montenegro.
NHMT: Assaraya Alhamra Museum [The Red Castle or The Red Fort], Tripoli. Also known as: Assaray Al-hamra Museum; Libyan Museum of Natural History; Museo Libico di Storia Naturale. Note: Founded in 1919 during Italian occupation, renamed Classical Museum in 1930s, became The Libyan Museum in 1948 during British occupation; opened to public as Assaraya Alhamra Museum; vandalized 20 August 2011 during civil war; current status of collections unknown. Current as: NHMT (fossils). Libya.
NHMT: Natural History Museum, Tórshavn. Faroe Islands (Denmark).
NHMTU: Natural History Museum of Nepal, Swoyambhu [Soyambhu], Kathmandu. Note: founded in 1975 and managed by Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University; fishes collected by D. Edds (1984–1986) found desiccated in 1996. Current as: NHMTU (fishes). Also as: NHM (herps). See also: CDZMTU. Nepal.
NHMUK: Natural History Museum, London. Formerly: British Museum (Natural History). Includes: Walter Rothschild collection housed separately in Tring; herps from the private collection of Malcolm A. Smith (MAS). Obsolete as: BM, NHM P (fossils), NHML. Current as: NHMUK (preferred for citing specimens as of 1 Jan 2011), NHMUK PV (paleovertebrate collections). Also as: BMNH. England. United Kingdom.
NHVUIC: (see Addendum)
NHVUIC: Ichthyological Collection, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi [Haci Bektas Veli Nevsehir University], Nevşehir [ex Neapolis and Muşkara]. Current as: NHVUIC (fishes). Also as: NUIC. Nevşehir [Nevsehir]. Turkey.
NIBR: National Institute of Biological Resources, Korean Ministry of the Environment, Incheon. Note: established in 2007. Current as: NIBR-P (fishes), NIBRAM (amphibians). Incheon. South Korea.
NICA: National Institute of Coastal Aquaculture, Songkhla. Songkhla. Thailand.
NIER: National Institute of Environmental Research, Incheon. Incheon. South Korea.
NIFI: National Inland Fisheries Institute, Fish Taxonomy Division, Bangkok. Current as: NIFI (fishes). Bangkok. Thailand.
NIFS: National Institute of Fisheries Science, Busan [formerly Pusan]. Formerly: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI; 2002–2015). Includes: some poorly-preserved fishes from National Fisheries Research and Development Agency (NFRDA), predecessor to NFRDI; fish collection of Keitaro Uchida. See also: JIFRI. Busan. South Korea.
NIGLAS: Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Academia Sinica [Chinese Academy of Sciences], Nanjing. Formerly: Geographic Institute of China (1940–1953). Obsolete as: NIG, NIGL, NGI. Current as: NIGLAS. See also: NIGP (fossils). Jiangsu. China.
NIGP: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica (NIGPAS) [Chinese Academy of Sciences], Nanjing. Note: fossil collection descended from Institute of Geology founded in 1928. Obsolete as: GMN, MV. Current as: NIGP (fossils). Also as: NIGPCAS. See also: NIGLAS (fishes). Jiangsu. China.
NIPR: National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Tokyo. Tokyo. Japan.
NIU: Northern Illinois University, Dekalb. Illinois. USA.
NIWA: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Christchurch. Canterbury. New Zealand.
NJNU: Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing. Obsolete as: NNC, NNU (herps). Current as: NJNU (herps). Also as: NJNUh (herps). Jiangsu. China.
NJSM: New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. Includes: fossils from Geological Survey of New Jersey (GSNJ). Current as: NJSM (fossils). New Jersey. USA.
NKGMF: Fish Genetics and Biotechnology laboratory, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai [Bombay]. Current as: NKGMF (fish specimens), VIZNK (tissue samples). Maharashtra. India.
NKMB: Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg, Bamberg. Note: one of multiple institutions comprising and administered by Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns [Bavarian Natural History Collections] (SNSB). Obsolete as: NMB (fossils). Current as: NKMB (fossils). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
NKMC: National Kweiyang Medical College, Division of Biology, Kweiyang. Note: present status unknown. Guizhou. China.
NKMP: Naturkundemuseum Potsdam [Natural History Museum of Potsdam], Potsdam. Formerly: Municipal or District Museum of Potsdam. Current as: NKMP. Brandenburg. Germany.
NLK: Museum of the PG Department of Zoology, Raja N.L. Khan Women's College, Midnapur. West Bengal. India.
NLU: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Museum of Natural History, Monroe. Formerly: Northeast Louisiana University. Also as: NLM. Louisiana. USA.
NM: Nakagawa Museum, Nakagawa. Current as: NM (fossils). Hokkaido. Japan.
NMA: Naturmuseum Augsburg, Augsburg. Current as: NMA (fossils). Also as: NMSA (Naturmuseum der Stadt Augsburg). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
NMB: National Museum of the Bahamas, Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island. Current as: NMB (fossils). Bahamas.
NMB: National Museum, Bloemfontein. Obsolete as: NMBO. Current as: NMB (fishes), NMB R (reptiles). Also as: NMQR (fossils). Free State. South Africa.
NMB: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel [Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Bâle], Basel. Note: founded in 1821. Includes: Eugen Kramer collection (Sammlung Kramer; SK). Obsolete as: MH, MHNB, NHMB. Current as: NMB. Also as: NMBA. Basel-Stadt. Switzerland.
NMBE: Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Bern. Obsolete as: NHM. Current as: NMBE. Bern. Switzerland.
NMC: Naturkundemuseum Coburg, Coburg. Current as: NMC. Also as: NMCL (fossils). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
NME R (reptiles). See also: HSBS. Thüringen [Thuringia]. Germany.
NME: National Museum of Eritrea, Asmara. Includes: fossils of Dandiero Basin collection areas Dioli (DAN), Uadi [Wadi] Aalad (UA), Uadi [Wadi] Maebele (MHB). Current as: NME. Eritrea.
NME: Naturkundemuseum, Erfurt. Includes: fossils from quarry “Krähenhütte”, Bad Sulza. Current as: NME
NME: Natuurmuseum Enschede, Enschede [Eanske]. Obsolete as: ME. Current as: NME (fossils). Overijssel. Netherlands.
NMENHM: National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Chişinău [Kishinev]. Formerly: National Museum of Natural History of Chisinau (1926–1937), Regional Museum of Bessarabia (1937–1940), State Museum of History and Study of the Motherland (1957–1983), among others. Current as: NMENHM (fossils). Moldova.
NMFC: Newark Museum, Fish Collection, Newark. New Jersey. USA.
NMFSLJ: National Marine Fisheries Service La Jolla Laboratory, Ichthyoplankton Collection, La Jolla. Current as: NMFSLJ (fishes) & SWFSC (bar coded fish lots). California. USA.
NMFSN: National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Center Fish Collection, Narraganset. Rhode Island. USA.
NMI: National Museum of Ireland (Natural History), Dublin. Current as: NMI (fossils). Also as: NMING (fossils), NMINH (fishes, Natural History Division). Ireland.
NMJH: National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura. Also known as: Rekihaku. Current as: NMJH (fossils). Chiba. Japan.
NMK: National Museums of Kenya, Directorate of Research and Collections, Zoology Department, Nairobi. Formerly: Coryndon Museum (1930–1964). Obsolete as: KNM (fossils). Current as: NMK FW (fishes) and NMK (herps, fossils). Kenya.
NML: Naturkundemuseum Leipzig [Leipzig Museum], Leipzig. Note: partially destroyed during WWII. Obsolete as: LM, MLEP. Current as: NML (fishes, herps, fossils). Also as: NKML (birds). Sachsen [Saxony]. Germany.
NMM: National Museum Malaysia [Muzium Negara], Kuala Lumpur. Formerly: Selangor State Museum (SM, SSMKL), member of Federated Malay States Museums (FMSM), partially destroyed 10 Mar 1945 during WWII, although some Duncker specimens survived at The Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
NMMB: National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA), Checheng. Note: currently houses fishes transferred from Tonghai [Tunghai] University (THUP) in 2004. Obsolete as: NMMBA, NMMBAP, NMMBP. Current as: NMMB-P (fishes). Pingtung County. Taiwan.
NMMH: North Manchurian Museum, Harbin. Note: museum listed by Leviton et al. (1985:813) presumably refers to the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum (HPM). Heilongjiang. China.
NMMNH: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque. Includes: fossils transferred from Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM) and New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro (NMBGMR). Current as: NMMNH P (fossils). New Mexico. USA.
NMMST: National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Keelung City. Current as: NMMSTP (fishes). Also as: NMSMP. Keelung City. Taiwan.
NMND: National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi. Note: destroyed by fire 26 April 2016. Obsolete as: NMNH, NMNHI. Current as: NMND. New Delhi. India.
NMNHM: National Museum of Natural History, Mdina. Includes: some sharks from Guido Lanfranco collection. Assigned here: NMNHM. Malta.
NMNHS: National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. Formerly: National Zoological Museum (NZMS). Current as: NMNHS (fossils). Also as: IZ-BAS, IZBAN (fossils, Institute of Zoology), NZMS. Bulgaria.
NMNHU: National Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Kyiv [Kiev]. Includes: M. Shcherbak Zoological Museum and V. Topachevsky Palaeontological Museum. Note: Zoological and Paleontological departments were part of Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IZAN, now SIZK) from 1939–1998. Obsolete as: HHΠM HAHU [NNPM NASU], IK, IZ, IZAN, IZANU, IZAS, IZASU, IZU, NASU, NMNH, NMNH-P, NNHMK, ZM NASU, ZMAU, ZIK, ZIKP, ZMNHMK, ZMUAS. Current as: NMNHU, NMNHU-Z (Department of Zoology, fishes, herps), NMNHU-P (fossils, Department of Paleontology). See also: SIZK. Kiev. Ukraine.
NMNS: National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung. Includes: some herps from Tonghai [Tunghai] University (THUP), but apparently not type specimens (e.g., Takydromus hsuehslranensis). Current as: NMNS (herps, fossils), NMNSF (fishes). Taichung City. Taiwan.
NMNW: National Museum of Nambia, Windhoek. Formerly: Staatsmuseum Windhoek. Includes: Helmut Finkeldey collection, Windhoek (HF). Note: many uncataloged herp specimens stolen (denoted by “B” prefix in Broadley & Wüster 2004). Obsolete as: NMN, NMWN, SMWN. Current as: NMNW (herps). Namibia.
NMNZ: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Formerly: Colonial Museum founded in 1865, renamed Dominion Museum (DM) in 1907, then National Museum of New Zealand (1972–1992). Includes: collections from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW, VUZ) and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ecology Division (ED). Current as: DM (fossils), NMNZ P. (fishes). Wellington. New Zealand.
NMO: Museum am Schölerberg, Osnabrück. Also known as: städtisches Museum für Natur und Umwelt Osnabrück. Current as: NMO (fossils). Niedersachsen [Lower Saxony]. Germany.
NMP: Národní muzeum [National Museum], Praha [Prague]. Formerly: Patriotic Museum, Bohemian Museum, Museum of the Bohemian Kingdom. Includes: fish types of Vadim Vladykov. Obsolete as: MHP, MNHP. Current as: NMP (fishes), NMP-P6V (herps). Also as: NMP6V (The Reptile Database). Praha [Prague]. Czech Republic.
NMP: Paleontological and Paleobotanical Museum, Nostimo Kastorias. Also known as: Nostimo Museum of Palaeontology (NMP). Note: formally affiliated with Athens Museum of Palaeontology and Geology (AMPG). Current as: NMP V (fossils). Western Macedonia. Greece.
NMR: Naturkundemuseum Ostbayern, Regensburg. Current as: NMR (fossils). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
NMR: Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam. Current as: NMR. South Holland. Netherlands.
NMS: Naturmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn. Current as: NMS (fossils). Solothurn. Switzerland.
NMSA: KwaZulu-Natal Museum (KZN), Pietermaritzburg. Formerly: Natal Musem. Note: entire fish collection on permanent loan to SAIAB. Obsolete as: NM (although apparent on labels for ca. 8000 herp specimens), NMP. Current as: NMSA (all collections), NMSA HRP (herps). KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa.
NMSL: The National Museum of Sri Lanka, Colombo. Also known as: National Museum of Colombo (NMC). Includes: fishes and herps formerly deposited at Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo (WHT). Obsolete as: CMS, NMC. Current as: NMSL (fishes, herps), NMSL WHT (ex Wildlife Heritage Trust). Western Province. Sri Lanka.
NMSU: New Mexico State University, University Park. New Mexico. USA.
NMSZ: National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh. Formerly: Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art opened in 1866, renamed Royal Scottish Museum (RSM) in 1904. Includes: private collection of T.S. Traill (TST). Obsolete as: RSM. Current as: NMSZ. Also as: NMS (herps, fossils), NMSE (birds). Scotland. United Kingdom.
NMT: National Museum of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. Note: developed from National Museum of Dar es Salaam. Current as: NMT (fossils). Tanzania.
NMV: Museums Victoria, Melbourne. Also known as: Melbourne Museum. Formerly: National Museum of Victoria. Current as: NMV (fishes, herps), NMV P (fossils). Also as: NMVD (herps). Victoria. Australia.
NMW: Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien [Vienna]. Includes: Hof-Naturalien-Cabinet (HNC), predecessor of Naturhistorisches Museum. Obsolete as: NHMV, NMWGP (fossils). Current as: NMW (fishes, herps), NHMW (fossils, geologisch-paläontologische Abteilung). Wien [Vienna]. Austria.
NMWZ: National Museum Cardiff, Amgueddfa Cymru [National Museum of Wales], Cardiff. Current as: NMWZ or NMW.Z (Zoology). Also as: NMWC (birds). Wales. United Kingdom.
NMZB: Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. Formerly: Rhodesia Museum (RM, 1902–1935), National Museum of [Southern] Rhodesia (1936–1980), National Museum, Salisbury, Rhodesia (NMSR). Includes: collections from Umtali Museum (UM, UMZ) and Queen Victoria Memorial Museum (QVMS), Harare [Salisbury]. Obsolete as: NHMZ, NMBZ, NMSR, NZM, QG, RM. Current as: NMZB (herps). Zimbabwe.
NMZL: Livingstone Museum, Livingstone. Formerly: David Livingstone Memorial Museum established in 1934; Rhodes-Livingstone Museum until 1966. Obsolete as: LM. Current as: NMZL (herps). Also as: NMZ (National Museum of Zambia). Zambia.
NNTRC: National Natural Toxins Research Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Texas. USA.
NOAS: New Orleans Academy of Science, New Orleans. Note: museum active from establishment in 1853 to 1861, but collections scattered during the Civil War; surviving botanical and geological specimens transferred to the original Tulane University Museum of Natural History (TU) ca. 1885. Current as: NOAS (fossils). Louisiana. USA.
NOLM: Museum Niederösterreich [Lower Austria Museum], St. Pölten. Formerly: Landesmuseum Niederösterreich [Lower Austria State Museum]. Current as: NOLM (fossils). Niederösterreich [Lower Austria]. Austria.
NPC: National Paleontological Collection, GNS Science, Lower Hutt. Also known as: GNS Science Paleontological Collection. Note: descended from New Zealand Geological Survey (NZGS, 1865–1990), DSIR Geophysics Division (1951–1990), Institute of Nuclear Sciences (1959–1992), DSIR Geology and Geophysics (1990–1992) and Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (1992–2005). Obsolete as: NZGS. Current as: NPC (fossils). Also as: GNS (fossils). Wellington. New Zealand.
NPM: Instituto de Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Macaé. Formerly: Núcleo em Ecologia e Desenvolvimento Sócio-Ambiental (NUPEM). In error as: NUPEM. Current as: NPM (fishes). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
NPS: National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. Note: specimens collected on lands administered by the US National Park Service are the property of NPS, but may be deposited on loan at a non-NPS repository that meets federal requirements. The non-NPS repository may assign its own catalog numbers and should cross reference them to NPS catalog numbers; NPS catalogs lots using unique combination of 4-letter abbreviation (specific to NPS Unit where specimens were collected) and up to 6 digit number (e.g., UPDE 123456 refers to a specimen lot from the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River). Such specimens should be cited using both the NPS and non-NPS repository catalog numbers (e.g., ANSP 187723 [NPS UPDE 2153]). USA.
NRIBAS: National Research Institute of Biology, Academia Sinica [Chinese Academy of Sciences], Nanjing. Formerly: Museum of the Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China (SSCN), established in 1922. Also as: SSCN. Jiangsu. China.
NRIS: Natural Resource Institute of Sichuan Province, Chengdu. Current as: NRIS (fishes). Also as: MSINR, SPNRI (fishes). Sichuan. China.
NRM: Naturhistoriska riksmuseet [Swedish Museum of Natural History], Departments of Zoology and Paleontology, Stockholm. Formerly: Departments of Vertebrate Zoology and Palaeozoology until 2013. Includes: collections formally transferred from Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (KVA) in 1848 including alcohol preserved specimens originally from Museum Adolphi Friderici Regis (MAFR); over 95% of the collections from Zoologiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet (ZIUS). Note: NRM founded in 1819 and administered by Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien [Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences] (KVA) from 1819–1965. Obsolete as: NHR, NHRM, NHRS, NRMS, NRS, SMNH, SMS. Current as: NRM (fishes, herps), NRM-PZ C. (fossil Cyclostomata), NRM-PZ P. (fossil Pisces), NRM-PZ B. (fossil Batrachia), NRM-PZ R. (fossil Reptilia). See also: MAFR, ZIUS. Stockholm. Sweden.
NRRU: Collection of the Museum of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima. Current as: NRRU (fossils). Nakhon Ratchasima. Thailand.
NRSM: The Northern Red Sea Museum, Massawa. Also known as: The Massawa Museum. Includes: fossils of Mulhuli-Amo collection area (MA). Note: established in 2000. Assigned here: NRSM (fossils). Eritrea.
NSMC: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax. Nova Scotia. Canada.
NSMK: National Science Museum of Korea, Daejeon. Includes: presumably some fishes from Korean Institute of Freshwater Biology (KIFB). Current as: NSMK. Also as: NSM. Daejeon. South Korea.
NSMT: National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Park, Tokyo. Formerly: National Science Museum, Ueno Museum, Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Science Museum, Tokyo Zoological Museum (TZM). Includes: fishes from National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (FSFL/FSFRL) and Tatsuo Tanaka Memorial Biological Laboratory (TMBS), Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Takeshi Yamakawa's fish collection transferred from Kochi Senior High School (KSHS) in 2012. Obsolete as: NMNS, NSMT-PL (typographic error), TZM. Current as: NSMT-P (fishes), NSM-PV (fossils). Tokyo. Japan.
NSYU: National Sun Yat-sen University, Institute of Marine Biology, Kaohsiung. Current as: NSYU (fishes). Also as: NSYSU. Kaohsiung City. Taiwan.
NTHUB: National Tsing Hua University, Department of Life Science, Hsinchu. Hsinchu County. Taiwan.
NTI: Animal Industry Branch, Northern Territory Administration, Alice Springs. Northern Territory. Australia.
NTM A/S: Museum of Central Australia, Alice Springs. Includes: collections of Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory (CAWC). Note: fluid collections transferred to and re-cataloged at Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory (NTM), Darwin. Also as: CAM (fishes), NTM-A/S (herps). Northern Territory. Australia.
NTM: Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin. Formerly: Northern Territory Museum of Arts & Sciences. Includes: fluid collections of Museum of Central Australia (NTM A/S) and Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI), Alice Springs. Current as: NTM (fishes, herps). Also as: NT, MAGNT. Northern Territory. Australia.
NTM: National Taiwan Museum, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. Formerly: Taiwan Governor Museum [Also known as Taiwan Governor-General Office Museum, Museum of the Formosan Government, Formosan Museum] established in 1908 by the colonial government of Japan and fully completed in 1915; Taiwan Provincial Museum (1949–1999). Note: status of herp specimens cited from “Formosan Museum” by Oshima (1910) unknown. Obsolete as: TM, TMF, TMRL. Current as: NTM (herps), NTMP (fishes). See also: BSRT, MST. Taipei City. Taiwan.
NTNU: Vitenskapsmuseet, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet i Trondheim, Trondheim. Also known as: Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Formerly: Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (DKNVS), Museet (1926–1984); University of Trondheim until 1996. Obsolete as: VSM. Current as: NTNU-VM (vertebrates). Trøndelag. Norway.
NTNUB: National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Life Science [formerly Department of Biology until 2003], College of Science, Taipei City. Formerly: Taihoku College (1922); Taiwan Provincial College (1946); Taiwan Provincial Normal University established in 1955. Obsolete as: TNUB. Current as: NTNUB. Taipei City. Taiwan.
NTOU: National Taiwan Ocean University, College of Life Sciences, Institute of Marine Biology, Keelung City. Note: maintained separately from TOU-AE collection at same institution. Current as: NTOU P, NTOUP (fishes). Keelung City. Taiwan.
NTUM: National Taiwan University Museums, Institute of Zoology, Taipei City. Formerly: Taihoku Imperial University (1928–1945), Institute of Zoology, Taipei. Obsolete as: NTU. Current as: NTUM (fishes, herps, fossils). Also as: NTUMA (amphibians). Taipei City. Taiwan.
NUFES: Nagasaki University Fisheries Experimental Station, Nagasaki. Note: marine laboratory transferred from School of Medicine to Faculty of Fisheries in 1961; reorganized into Marine Research Institute in 1997; discontinued in 2005 with establishment of Institute for East China Sea Research in 2005; status of collections unknown. See also: FFNU. Nagasaki. Japan.
NUMZ: Nankai University, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Science, Museum of Zoology, Tianjin. Tianjin. China.
NUOL: National University of Laos (NUoL), Zoological Collection, Vientiane. Current as: NUOL (fishes, herps). Also as: FES (mammals, Faculty of Environmental Sciences). Vientiane. Laos.
NUP: Coleção Ictiológica do Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura (NUPELIA), Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá. Current as: NUP (fishes). Paraná. Brazil.
NUPEC: Núcleo de Pesquisa e Estudo em Chondrichthyes, Santos. Current as: NUPEC (fishes). São Paulo. Brazil.
NUSMBS: Niigata University, Faculty of Science, Sado Marine Biological Station, Niigata. Niigata. Japan.
NUUz: Museum of Zoology, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, Tashkent. Formerly: Central Asian State University (1923–1960), V.I. Lenin Tashkent State University (1960–1990). Current as: NUUz (birds). Uzbekistan.
NWIPB: Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Academia Sinica [Chinese Academy of Sciences], Xining. Obsolete as: NPIB. Current as: NWIPB. Qinghai. China.
NWSD: Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou. Current as: NWSD (herps). Gansu. China.
NXU: Ningxia University, Yinchuan. Ningxia Hui. China.
NYSM: New York State Museum, Albany. Formerly: New York State Geological and Natural History Survey (1836–1870); Also as “State Collection” in early references to specimens collected during 1836–1840 surveys and now lost. Current as: NYSM. New York. USA.
NYZS: New York Zoological Society, New York. Note: renamed Wildlife Conservation Society in 1993 and based at the Bronx Zoo; some fishes from historical collection now at American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), California Academy of Sciences (CAS) and US National Museum of Natural History (USNM). New York. USA.
NZCS: National Zoological Collection of Suriname, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Paramaribo. Includes: collections formerly at SMP (Surinaams Museum, Paramaribo) from 1981–1988. Current as: NZCS (fishes, herps). Suriname.
NZMC: National Zoological Museum, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences [Academia Sinica], Chaoyang District, Beijing. Formerly: Fan Memorial Institute of Biology (FMIB, ZMFIB, ZMFMIB; 1928–1962), Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica [Chinese Academy of Sciences] (ASIZB, IZAC, IZAS). Obsolete as: CAS, FMIB, IOZ, IOZCAS, IZAC, IZAS, ZMFIB, ZMFMIB. Current as: NZMC. Also as: ASIZB, IZAC (mammals). See also: IVPP (fossils). Beijing. China.
NZOI: New Zealand Oceanographic Institute, Wellington. Note: currently National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA); fishes possibly sent to Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NMNZ). Wellington. New Zealand.

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