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RAM: Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont. Current as: RAM (fossils). California. USA.
RAM: Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. Current as: RAM. Alberta. Canada.
RBCM: Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria. Obsolete as: BCPM (British Columbia Provincial Museum). Current as: RBCM. British Columbia. Canada.
RC: Roanoke College, Biology Department, Salem. Virginia. USA.
RCAXII: Real Colegio Alfonso XII Agustinos, San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Current as: RCAXII (fishes, herps). Madrid. Spain.
RCSE: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons' Hall Museums, Edinburgh. Scotland. United Kingdom.
RCSHC: Royal College of Surgeons of England Museum, London. Formerly: Company of Surgeons (1745–1800). Includes: collection of John Hunter (1728–1793), also known as Hunterian Collection or Museum, purchased in 1799. Note: collections partially destroyed during WWII on 10 May 1941. Obsolete as: RCSOM. Current as: RCSHC (fossils, Hunterian Collection). Also as: RCS (fossils), RCSL (fishes), RCSM (herps). England. United Kingdom.
RGHP: Réserve naturelle géologique de Haute-Provence, Digne-les-Bains. Current as: RGHP (fossils). Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. France.
RGUMF: Rajiv Gandhi University Museum of Fishes, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar. Current as: RGUMF (fishes). Arunachal Pradesh. India.
RIA1: Research Institute for Aquaculture no. 1 [Vien Nghien curu Nuoi trong Thuy san 1], Dinh Bang, Tu Son. Formerly: Dinh Bang Research Station. Includes: fish types of Nguyen & Doan 1969. Obsolete as: ARI, NCNTTSI, RIAH (Research Institute for Aquaculture at Hanoi, code used by Roberts & Catania 2008 but not maintained by RIA1 staff). Current as: RIA1 (fishes). Bac Ninh. Vietnam.
RIA2: Research Institute for Aquaculture no. 2 [Vien Nghien curu Nuoi trong Thuy san 2], Ho Chi Minh City [ex Saigon]. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam.
RIA3: Research Institute for Aquaculture no. 3 [Vien Nghien curu Nuoi trong Thuy san 3], Nha Trang. Current as: RIA3 (fishes). Khánh Hòa. Vietnam.
RIFFL: Research Institute for Freshwater Fisheries of Liaoning Province, Liaoyang. Liaoning. China.
RK: Private collection of Rene Kindlimann, Uster. Note: collection with public access. Current as: RK (fossils). Zürich. Switzerland.
RLIKU: Research Laboratory of Ichthyology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok. Note: curated by Prachya Musikasinthorn; separate from Kasetsart University Museum of Fisheries (KUMF). Current as: RLIKU. See also: ZMKU (herps). Bangkok. Thailand.
RM: Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montréal. Current as: RM. Quebec. Canada.
RMBH: Russian Museum of Biodiversity Hotspots, N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Arkhangelsk. Arkhangelsk Oblast. Russia.
RMCA: Royal Museum for Central Africa [Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale (MRAC), Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika (KMMA)], Tervuren. Also known as: Tervuren Museum, AfricaMuseum. Formerly: Musée du Congo (1898–1908), Musée du Congo belge [Museum van Belgisch Congo] (1908–1952), Musée royal du Congo belge [Koninklijk Museum van Belgisch Congo] (1952–1960). Obsolete as: KMMA, MRAC, MT, RG, RGMC, RMAC. Current as: RMCA (fishes, herps, fossils). Flemish Brabant. Belgium.
RMNH-BBSR: Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar. Current as: RMNH-BBSR-R (reptiles). Odisha [ex Orissa]. India.
RMNH: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. Note: established in 2013 as merger of Naturalis–Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie; RMNH, RNHL), Zoölogisch Museum Universiteit van Amsterdam (ZMA), and branches of National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden; RMNH/RNHL preceded by Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Pays-Bas (MHNPB, MPB). Includes: collections from Universiteit Utrecht Zoological Museum (UZ). Obsolete as: NMNHL (National Museum for Natural History, Leiden), MHNPB, MPB, RNHL. Current as: RMNH or ZMA (i.e., original ZMA catalog numbers retained). Also as: NBC (fossils). South Holland. Netherlands.
RNHG: Royal Naval Hospital Gillingham, Medical Museum, Chatham, London. Note: erroneously cited as repository for paralectotype of Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller & Henle 1839) which was originally deposited at Museum of Natural History and Pathological Anatomy, Fort Pitt, Chatham (FPM). England. United Kingdom.
RNMT: Republican Nature Museum, Tashkent. Also known as: Uzbekistan State Museum of Nature. Note: established in 1876 as Tashkent Museum. Assigned here: RNMT. Uzbekistan
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, Department of Natural History, Toronto. Note: formally created in 1912, opened to public in 1914. Current as: ROM (fishes, herps, fossils). Ontario. Canada.
RRBP: Rukwa Rift Basin Project. Note: code used by Tanzanian Antiquities Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources And Tourism, Dodoma. Current as: RRBP (fossils). Tanzania.
RSI: Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Hessarak, Karaj. Also known as: Razi State Institute; Razi Institute (RI). Note: reptile collection inaccessible after death of Mahmoud Latifi in 2005. Alborz. Iran.
RUMF: Ryukyu University Museum (Fujukan), Nishihara. Also known as: Museum of the University of the Ryukyus. Note: status of collections originally associated with Ryukyu University Department of Zoology (URB, URM) and College of Agriculture and Home Economics (URJ, 1954–1958) at RUMF not investigated. Obsolete as: MUR. Current as: RUMF-ZV (fishes, herps), RUMF-GF (fossils). See also: OCF (fishes). Okinawa. Japan.
RUSM: Royal United Service Museum, Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London. Note: status unknown, collection probably donated in part to Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). England. United Kingdom.
RUZM: Razi University Zoological Museum, Kermanshah. Current as: RUZM (herps). Kermanshah. Iran.
RVP: Relevamiento de Vertebrados de La Pampa, Museo Provincial de Historia Natural, Santa Rosa. Formerly: Museo Regional Pampeano until 1992. La Pampa. Argentina.
Rh-E.F.: Musée Yves-Machelon, Gannat. Also known as: Musée de Gannat; Natural History Museum of Gannat. Obsolete as: MGF. Current as: Rh-E.F. (fossils). Allier. France.







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