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PALEON: Glenrock Paleontological Museum, Glenrock. Current as: PALEON (fossils). Wyoming. USA.
PBMNH: Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, Wellington. Current as: PBMNH (fossils). Florida. USA.
PCHPC: Peter C.H. Pritchard Collection hosted at the Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo. Current as: PCHPC. Also as: PCHP. Florida. USA.
PCM: Philadelphia Commercial Museum, Philadelphia. Note: renamed Philadelphia Civic Center Museum in 1952; completely closed in 1994; extant fishes (mostly from Philippines) transferred to ANSP in 1917; some PCM herp specimens also at ANSP. Pennsylvania. USA.
PCMP: Private collection of Mathews Plamoottil. Kerala. India.
PEM: Port Elizabeth Museum, Bayworld complex, Port Elizabeth. Note: founded in 1856. Includes: herp collections from Albany Museum (AMG), Kaffarian Museum (KMK) and Cape Nature Conservation, Jonkershoek. Current as: PEM (herps), PEM R (reptiles). Eastern Cape. South Africa.
PETMG: Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough. Current as: PETMG (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
PGe: Collection of Philippe Geniez, École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Paris. Current as: PGe (herps). Paris. France.
PHGM: Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance. Formerly: Penzance Museum; Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society. England. United Kingdom.
PIMUZ: Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich, Zürich [Zurich]. Current as: PIMUZ (fossils). Also as: PIMUT (fossils). See also: ZMZ. Zürich. Switzerland.
PIN: Orlov Paleontological Museum, Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Obsolete as: PIAN. Current as: PIN (fossils). Central Federal District. Russia.
PINRO: Nikolai M. Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, Murmansk. Formerly: State Oceanographic Institute of the USSR (SOI, 1929–1933), descended from the Floating Marine Research Institute founded in 1921. Current as: PINRO (fishes). Murmansk Oblast. Russia.
PIW: Institut für Paläontologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) [University of Würzburg], Würzburg. Current as: PIW (fossils). See also: MOR (herps). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
PKU: Pukyong National University, Department of Marine Biology, Busan [formerly Pusan]. Current as: PKU (fishes). Busan. South Korea.
PLU: Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland. Washington. USA.
PM: Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia. Note: closed in 1846 with half of collection sold to the Boston Museum in 1850 and later transferred to the Museum of Comparative Anatomy (MCZ) in 1914. Pennsylvania. USA.
PM: Peterhouse Museum, Marondera. Current as: PM (herps). Zimbabwe.
PMBC: Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Phuket. Current as: PMBC (fishes). Phuket. Thailand.
PMC: Collection de paléontologie, Sorbonne Université. Note: Sorbonne Université established in 2018 via merger of Université Paris-Sorbonne and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Also known as Université Paris VI). Obsolete as: UPVI. Current as: PMC (fossils, Laboratoire de Paléontologie des Vertébrés, Université Pierre et Marie Curie). Paris. France.
PMF: Zoologijski zavod, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Sveučilišta u Zagrebu [Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb], Zagrebu. Obsolete as: ZU, ZZSZ. Current as: PMF (fishes). Also as: ZIUZ (fishes, herps). Zagreb. Croatia.
PMH: Private collection of Mark Harris, F.F.C. Elasmobranch Studies, New Port Richey. Current as: PMH (fishes). Florida. USA.
PMJ: Phyletisches Museum [Phyletic Museum], Jena. Formerly: Groherzogliches Zoologisches Museum until ca. 1907, itself descended from Carl August Museum. Current as: PMJ. Thüringen [Thuringia]. Germany.
PMNH: Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad. Current as: PMNH. Capital Territory. Pakistan.
PMNH: Palestine Museum of Natural History, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem. Note: established in 2014. Current as: PMNH (herps). West Bank. Palestine.
PMNS: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas. Formerly: Dallas Museum of Natural History (DMNH). Obsolete as: DMNH. Current as: PMNS (fishes, herps). Texas. USA.
PMOL: Paleontological Museum of Liaoning, Shenyang. Also known as: Liaoning Paleontological Museum (LPM), but that name also applied to separate museum in Beipiao. Note: museum on campus of Shenyang Normal University. Obsolete as: LPM. Current as: PMOL (fossils), PMOL-SGP (fossils, Sino-German Cooperation Project). See also: BPM. Liaoning. China.
PMR: Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka [Natural History Museum Rijeka], Rijeka. Current as: PMR. Also as: NHMR (herps), PMR VP (fishes). Primorje-Gorski Kotar. Croatia.
PMU: Uppsala Universitet, Evolutionsmuseet, Paleontologi [Uppsala University, Museum of Evolution, Palaeontology]. Formerly: Paleontological Museum of Uppsala University. Includes: fossil collections of Magnus Bromell, Charles Sternberg, Carl Wiman and Otto Zdansky. Current as: PMU (fossils). See also: UUZM (fishes, herps). Uppsala. Sweden.
PNGM: Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery, Port Moresby. Current as: PNGM. Also as: PNGNM. Papua New Guinea.
PNKB: Science Research Centre collection, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Bo Trach. Current as: PNKB (herps). Quang Binh. Vietnam.
PNM: National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, Luzon. Obsolete as: NMPH, PNMI. Current as: PNM (fishes, herps). Also as: NMCR (crustaceans). Metro Manila. Philippines.
PNNG: Colección de Referencia del Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona, Estación Científica “Henry von Prahl”, Isla Gorgona. Current as: MMGPe (fishes, Museo Marino Gorgona Peces). Also as: CR PNNG. Cauca. Colombia.
POL: Pollichia Geoscience Collections, Urweltmuseum GEOSKOP, Thallichtenberg. Current as: POL (fossils). Rheinland-Pfalz [Rhineland-Palatinate]. Germany.
PP: Museo Ulisse Aldrovandi in the Palazzo Poggi, Bologna. Includes: part of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522–1605) collection including world's oldest herpetological museum specimens; fossils formerly held by Capellini Museum (MGGC). Current as: PP (herps). See also: MGGC (fossils), MZUB (fishes, herps). Bologna. Italy.
PPEF: Collection de la section Pêche et Pisciculture lagunaires des Eaux et Forêts, Abidjan. Note: collection cited by Daget (1965); status unknown. Assigned here: PPEF. Côte d'Ivoire.
PRC: Paleontological Research and Education Centre, Maha Sarakham University, Kantarawichai. Current as: PRC (fossils). Maha Sarakham. Thailand.
PRFRI: Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou [Canton]. Formerly: Fishery Experimental Station Canton (FESC). In error as: PFRI. Obsolete as: FESC. Current as: PRFRI (fishes). Guangdong. China.
PRM: Piri Reis Marine Museum, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Çanakkale. Current as: PRM-PIS (fishes). See also: COMU-ZDEU (herps). Çanakkale. Turkey.
PSGV: Private collection of Gernot Vogel, Heidelburg. Current as: PSGV (herps). Baden-Württemberg. Germany.
PSM: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Obsolete as: CPS, UPS. Current as: PSM. Washington. USA.
PSO-CZ: Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de Nariño, San Juan de Pasto. Nariño. Colombia.
PSU: Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Pennsylvania. USA.
PSUA: Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, Altoona. Also as: PSUaa. Pennsylvania. USA.
PSUZC: Prince of Songkla University, Zoological Collection. Also known as: The Fifty Year Anniversary of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum. Current as: PSUZC-RT (Reptile Section). Songkhla. Thailand.
PTRM: Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Bowman. Current as: PTRM (fossils). North Dakota. USA.
PU: Princeton University, Princeton. Note: fossil vertebrate collections transferred to Yale Peabody Museum (YPM) in 1985. Current as: PU. New Jersey. USA.
PU: University of the Punjab, Department of Zoology, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore. Current as: PUPC (fossils). Punjab. Pakistan.
PUCMF: Pachhunga University College Museum of Fishes, Aizawl. Note: constituent college of Mizoram University, Aizawl. Current as: PUCMF (fishes). See also: MZMU. Mizoram. India.
PUL: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Lafayette. Indiana. USA.
PUM: Philipps-Universität Marburg [University of Marburg], Marburg. Current as: MZC (Marburg Zoological Collection), PUM (fossils). Also as: ZSUM (herps, Zoologische Sammlung). Hesse [Hessen]. Germany.
PUMB: Museum of Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair Campus, Andaman Islands. Current as: PUMB (fishes). Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India.
PV-UNS: Colección Paleontológica de la Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca. Current as: PV-UNS (fossils). Buenos Aires. Argentina.
PVE: Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Villa Escolar, Villa Escolar. Formerly: Colección Paleontología de Villa Escolar. Current as: PVE-F (fossils). Formosa. Argentina.
PVL: Paleontología Vertebrados Lillo, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto “Miguel Lillo”, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán. Current as: PVL (fossils). Also as: LIL-PZ (fossils). See also: FML (Recent fishes, herps). Tucumán. Argentina.
PWC: Private collection of Philipp Wagner. Note: herps transferred in part to Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) and Zoologische Staatsammlung München (ZSM). Germany.
PZC: Private collection of Primož Zupančič, Ljubljana. Slovenia.
PZO: Museo di Scienze Naturali dell'Alto Adige [Museum of Natural Sciences of South Tyrol], Bolzano [Bozen]. Also known as: Natur-Museum Bozen (NMB), Naturmuseum Südtirol (NMS). Includes: fossils from Kühwiesenkopf (KUH or KÜH). Obsolete as: NMB. Current as: PZO (fossils). Also as: NMS (fossils). South Tyrol. Italy.







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