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UA: Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Includes: fish collection assembled by Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA), Tuscaloosa. Current as: UAIC (fishes), UAHC (herps). See also: ALMNH (fossils). Alabama. USA.
UAA: Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Museo de Zoología, Aguascalientes. Aguascalientes. Mexico.
UAB: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès. Note: university distinct from Universitat de Barcelona. Current as: UAB (fishes). See also: ICP (fossils). Barcelona. Spain.
UABC: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada. Current as: CI-UABC (fishes), CMMEX (herps), CVUABC (vertebrates). Also as: UABC (fishes). Baja California. Mexico.
UABCS: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz. Current as: MHN-UABCS (fishes). Also as: MZUABCS (fishes). Baja California Sur. Mexico.
UADBA: Université d'Antananarivo, Département de Biologie Animale, Antananarivo [Tana]. Obsolete as: ZIAU (Zoological Institute). Current as: UADBA (fishes, herps). Also as: UA and UAN (fossils). Madagascar.
UADY: Colecciones Zoológicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CCBA), Mérida. Current as: UADY (fishes, Colección Ictiológica Regional). Also as: CZOO-CCBA-UADY (fishes). Yucatán. Mexico.
UAEM: Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (CIB-UAEM), Chamilpa, Cuernavaca. Obsolete as: EBUM. Current as: CICIB-UAEM (fishes, Colección Ictiológica “Dr. Edmundo Díaz Pardo”), CARUM (herps, colección de anfibios y reptiles). Also as: UAEM (fishes). Morelos. Mexico.
UAFMC: University of Arkansas Collections Facility, Fayetteville. Obsolete as: ARK. Current as: UAFMC. Arkansas. USA.
UAG: Université des Antilles [University of the French West Indies], Guadaloupe. Formerly: Centre Université Antilles-Guyane, Laboratoire de Biologie et Physiologie Animales. Guadaloupe. France.
UAJ: University of Alaska, Juneau. Alaska. USA.
UALVP: University of Alberta, Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology, Edmonton. Current as: UALVP (fossils). See also: UAMZ (Recent fishes, herps). Alberta. Canada.
UAM: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad de la Amazonía, Florencia. Current as: UAM. Caquetá. Colombia.
UAM: University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks. Current as: UAM (fishes, herps), UAMES (fossils, Earth Sciences Collection). Alaska. USA.
UAMZ: University of Alberta, Museum of Zoology, Edmonton. Obsolete as: UAZM. Current as: UAMZ (Recent fishes, herps). See also: UALVP (fossils). Alberta. Canada.
UANL: Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza. Obsolete as: UNL (fishes). Current as: UANL. Also as: FCB-UANL (fishes, Colección Ictiológica). See also: FCT (campus Linares). Nuevo León. Mexico.
UARC: museo de colecciones científicas, programa de Biología, Universidad del Atlántico [Uniatlántico], Barranquilla. Current as: UARC-IC (fishes). Atlántico. Colombia.
UAZ: University of Arizona, Museum of Natural History, Tucson. Obsolete as: UA. Current as: UAZ (fishes, herps), UALP (fossils, Laboratory of Paleontology). Arizona. USA.
UAZM: Åbo Akademi University, Zoological Museum, Turku. Finland.
UAç: Universidade dos Açores [University of the Azores], Departamento de Ciências Agrárias (DCA), Angra do Heroísmo, island of Terceira, and Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas (DOP), Horta, island of Faial. Note: fish specimens vouchered separately at DOP and Anatomy Laboratory of DCA; DOP restructured in 2015, split between Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia and new Okeanos R&D center in Horta. Current as: Uaç-DCA (fishes, Dept. Ciências Agrárias), Uaç-DOP (fishes, Dept. Oceanografia e Pescas). Also as: DOP/UA. Azores. Portugal.
UBB: Museum of Paleontology-Stratigraphy, Department of Geology, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai [Babeş-Bolyai University], Cluj-Napoca. Note: established in 1959 via merger of Victor Babeş University (name adopted in 1948) and Bolyai University (name adopted in 1945); Victor Babeş University formerly known as Hungarian University of Cluj (1872–1881), Franz Joseph University (1881–1919), Romanian University of Cluj (1919–1927), and King Ferdinand I University (1919–1948). Includes: Stratigraphic Collection of the Transylvanian Basin, Also known as Museum of the Transylvania Basin (MTB) and Transylvanian Basin Museum (TBM). Obsolete as: BBU, MTB, TBM (fossils). Current as: UBB MPS (fossils). Also as: MPS-BBU-CN (fossils). See also: ISER (Institutul Speologie, Bucharest), MZBBU (Museum of Zoology). Cluj-Napoca. Romania.
UBC: University of British Columbia, Cowan Vertebrate Museum [part of Beaty Biodiversity Museum], Vancouver. Also as: UBCBBM. British Columbia. Canada.
UBDM: Universiti Brunei Darussalam Museum, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Bandar Seri Begawan. Obsolete as: UBD. Current as: UBDM (fishes, herps). Brunei.
UBI: University of Basrah, Marine Science Center, Basrah. Iraq.
UBIPRO: Unidad de Biotecnología y Prototipos (UBIPRO), Facultad de Estudios Superiores (FES) Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Tlalnepantla de Baz. Formerly: Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales, Unidad Iztacala (ENEPI). Note: historical collections associated with ENEPI transferred to CNAR (herps), CNPE-IBUNAM (fishes), other Mexican institutions (fishes in part) or destroyed (fishes in part). Obsolete as: CIFES-I, CPFESI (fishes). Current as: CIFI (fishes, Colección Ictiológica, Laboratorio de Ictiología), LEUBIPRO (herps, Laboratorio de Ecología). Also as: CLAC-FESI (Laboratorio de Anatomía Comparada, Chondrichthyes and other marine fishes), UBIPRO (herps). See also: CNAR. Mexico City. Mexico.
UCBL: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, paleontology collection, Villeurbanne. Also known as: University of Lyon 1 (UL1). Note: includes fossils formerly in Faculté des Sciences de Lyon (FSL) at UCBL; collection distinct from musée des Confluences (MHNL). Obsolete as: CST (Centre des Sciences de la Terre), UL1. Current as: UCBL-FSL (fossils). Also as: CPS-UL, FSL (fossils). Lyon. France.
UCC: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Note: paleontology collection transferred to Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) in 1998. Ohio. USA.
UCDZ: University of Calcutta, Department of Zoology, Kolkata [ex Calcutta]. West Bengal. India.
UCF: University of Central Florida, Fish Collection, Orlando. Florida. USA.
UCLA: University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles. Note: fish collection largely transferred to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). California. USA.
UCM: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder. Colorado. USA.
UCMP: University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley. Note: part of Berkeley Natural History Museums consortium (BNHM). Obsolete as: MVP. Current as: UCMP (fossils). See also: MVZ (fishes, herps). California. USA.
UCO: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. Current as: UCO (fishes, herps). Oklahoma. USA.
UCONN: University of Connecticut, Biodiversity Research Collections, Storrs. Obsolete as: UCS. Current as: UCONN. Connecticut. USA.
UCR: Museo de Zoología, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca. Current as: UCR (fishes, herps). Also as: MZUCR (herps). San José. Costa Rica.
UCRC: University of Chicago Research Collection, Chicago. Current as: UCRC (fossils). Also as: UCPC (Paleontological Collection). Illinois. USA.
UDONECI: Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo de Nueva Esparta, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas, Porlamar, Isla Margarita. Also as: UDOV. Nueva Esparta. Venezuela.
UDSM: University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam. Note: herpetological collection associated with Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation. Includes: herps from private collection of Kim M. Howell (KMH). Current as: UDSM (herps). Tanzania.
UEMM: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Museu de História Natural, Maputo [formerly Lourenço Marques]. Formerly: Museu Provincial, then Museu Dr. Álvaro de Castro. Also as: LMM (Lourenço Marques Museum), MHNMM. Mozambique.
UERJ: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes (IBRAG), Departamento de Ensino de Ciências e Biologia (DECB), Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro. Formerly: Departamento de Biologia Animal e Vegetal (DBAV.UERJ) until 2002. Current as: UERJ (fishes), Pz.UERJ (fossils). Also as: PNT.UERJ (fishes), UERJ-PMB (fossils, Paulo M. Brito collection). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UESB: Coleção de Anfíbios, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Vitória da Conquista. Bahia. Brazil.
UF: University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), Gainesville. Formerly: Florida State Museum (FSM) until 1988. Includes: fish collections transferred from Butler University, Indianapolis (BU, BUI), Florida State University, Tallahassee (FSU), Indian River Coastal Zone Museum, Harbor Branch Foundation, Fort Pierce (IRCZM), National Marine Fisheries Service, Gulf Coastal Fisheries Center, Panama City (NMFSPC), Tropical Atlantic Biological Laboratory (TABL), University of Miami, Coral Gables (UMIM, UMRC) and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UMML); fossils from Florida Geological Survey (FGS). Note: 200000 added to each UMML catalog number (e.g., UMML 12345 databased as UF 212345). Obsolete as: FLMNH, FNHM, FSM, UF-FSU. Current as: UF (fishes, herps, fossils). Florida. USA.
UFAC: Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco. Current as: UFAC (herps, fossils, campus Rio Branco). See also: UFACF (campus Floresta). Acre. Brazil.
UFACF: Universidade Federal do Acre, Campus da Floresta, Cruzeiro do Sul. Current as: UFACF (herps, campus Floresta). See also: UFAC (campus Rio Branco). Acre. Brazil.
UFBA: Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador. Note: reptile collection properly founded in 1987. Current as: UFBA (fishes, herps). Also as: CRMZUFBA (reptiles), MZUFBA (Museu de Zoologia). Bahia. Brazil.
UFC: Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza. Obsolete as: LCM (Laboratório de Ciências do Mar). Includes: collections transferred from Grupo de Estudo de Elasmobrânquios do Ceará (ELACE) (ELC, Chondrichthyes) and Departamento de Engenharia de Pesca (CIDEP-UFC, Coleção Ictiológica). Current as: DBUFC (Coleção Ictiológica do Departamento de Biologia, Campus do Pici), LABOMAR (Coleção Ictiológica do Instituto de Ciências do Mar), CHUFC (herps, Coleção Herpetológica do Departamento de Biologia e Núcleo Regional de Ofiologia [NUROF-UFC], Campus do Pici). Also as: UFC (herps), UFC A (amphibians). Ceará. Brazil.
UFES: Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória. Note: collection separate from CZNC. Obsolete as: ZUFES. Current as: CIUFES (fishes, Coleção Ictiológica), UFES (herps). Also as: CI-UFES (fishes). Espírito Santo. Brazil.
UFF: Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro. Current as: LNEP-UFF (Laboratório de Biologia do Nécton e Ecologia Pesqueira), UFF (fossils). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UFHB: Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, U.F.R Biosciences, Laboratoire d'Hydrobiologie et d'Écotoxicologie des eaux (LHETE), Abidjan. Formerly: Université Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan (UAIC, UACI), Université de Cocody, Université de Cocody-Abidjan (UCA). Note: presumably includes collections associated with Laboratoire d'Hydrobiologie lagunaire (LHUC). Obsolete as: UAIC, UACI. Current as: UFHB. Côte d'Ivoire.
UFJF: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Juiz de Fora. Current as: UFJF (fishes). Minas Gerais. Brazil.
UFLA: Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras. Current as: CIUFLA (fishes, Coleção Ictiológica). Also as: CI-UFLA (fishes). Minas Gerais. Brazil.
UFMA-CCAA: Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), Centro de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais, Chapadinha. Note: fish collection began in 2015, made official in 2016. Current as: CICCAA (fishes, Coleção Ictiológica), CHMA (herps, Coleção Herpetológica “Claude d'Abbe-ville”). See also: UFMA. Maranhão. Brazil.
UFMA: Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), Campus do Bacanga, São Luís. Note: presumably includes fishes deposited in Coleção de Peixes do Departamento de Oceanografia e Limnologia (CPDOL). Obsolete as: HUFMA (herps). Current as: CHUFMA (herps), CPUFMA (fishes), UFMA (fossils). See also: UFMA-CCAA. Maranhão. Brazil.
UFMG: Centro de Coleções Taxonômicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (CCT-UFMG), Belo Horizonte. Obsolete as: MHNI (fishes). Current as: UFMG (herps), DZUFMG (fishes, Departamento de Zoologia). See also: IGC (fossils). Minas Gerais. Brazil.
UFMT: Coleção Zoológica de Vertebrados, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá. Current as: CPUFMT (fishes, Coleção de Peixes), UFMT (herps), UFMT-R (reptiles). Mato Grosso. Brazil.
UFOPA: Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Santarém. Current as: UFOPA-I (fishes, Coleção de Peixes). Pará. Brazil.
UFPB: Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa. Current as: CHUFPB (herps, Coleção Herpetológica), UFPB (fishes). Also as: CIUFPB (fishes, Coleção Ictiológica). Paraíba. Brazil.
UFPE: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Main Campus, Recife. Includes: Museu de Oceanografia “Prof. Petrônio Alves Coelho” (MOUFPE), formerly known as Instituto de Biologia Marinha e Oceanografia, Jaboatão dos Guararapes (1952–1968) and Laboratório de Ciências do Mar/LACIMAR (UFP) (1968–1973). Current as: LDUFPE (herps, Laboratório Didático), DGEO-CTG-UFPE (fossils, Coleção Científica Paleontológica do Departamento de Geologia, Centro de Tecnologia e Geociências). Pernambuco. Brazil.
UFPI: Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina. Current as: UFPI (fishes), UFPI PV (fossils). Piauí. Brazil.
UFR: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg [Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg], Zoologische Sammlung, Freiburg im Breisgau. Baden-Württemberg. Germany.
UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Departamento de Zoologia, Porto Alegre. Includes: fishes from general zoological collection of Instituto de Ciências Naturais (ICN). Obsolete as: DZUFRGS. Current as: UFRGS (fishes, herps). Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
UFRJ-DG: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Geociências, Departamento de Geologia (DEGEO), Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro. Current as: UFRJ-DG (vertebrate fossil collections). See also: COPPE-UFRJ (fossils), UFRJ (Recent fishes, herps). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UFRJ: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biologia, Rio de Janeiro. Includes: herp collection of Sérgio Potsch Carvalho e Silva (SPCS), Departamento de Zoologia. Note: collection distinct from Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ). Current as: UFRJ (fishes, Laboratório de Sistemática e Evolução de Peixes Teleósteos), ZUFRJ (herps). See also: LBRP (Laboratório de Biodiversidade de Recursos Pesqueiros), UFRJ-DG (fossils), COPPE-UFRJ (fossils). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UFRN: Departamento de Botânica, Ecologia e Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal. Current as: CHDBEZ (herps, Coleção Herpetológica), UFRN (fishes, Laboratório de Ictiologia Sistemática e Evolutiva). Also as: CIUFRN (fishes, Coleção Ictiológica), LOC-DBEZ-UFRN (fishes, Laboratório do Oceano). Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil.
UFRO: Universidade Federal de Rondônia (UNIR), Porto Velho. Current as: UFRO-I (fishes), UFRO-H (herps, Coleção de Referencia da Herpetofauna). Also as: UFRO-ICT (fishes). Rondônia. Brazil.
UFRPE: Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife. Current as: UFRPE (fishes), CHP-UFRPE (herps, Coleção Herpetólogica e Paleoherpetólogica). Also as: CHUFRPE (herps). Pernambuco. Brazil.
UFRRJ: Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica. Note: Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz private collection (CAGC) at UFRRJ transferred to Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ). See also: EI, MNRJ. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UFS: Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju. Current as: UFS (fishes), CHUFS (herps, Coleção Herpetológica). Sergipe. Brazil.
UFSC: Departamento de Ecologia e Zoologia (ECZ), Centro de Ciências Biológicas (CCB), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis. Note: CAUSC was previously assigned to collections in Centro de Ciências Agrarias at UFSC and is presumably obsolete. Obsolete as: CAUSC. Current as: NEMAR (fishes, coleção Ictiológica de Referência do Núcleo de Estudos do Mar), CHUFSC (herps, Coleção Herpetológica). Santa Catarina. Brazil.
UFSM: Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria. In error as: ZUFMS. Current as: UFSM (fossils), ZUFSM (herps). Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
UFU: Museu de Biodiversidade do Cerrado, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia. Note: museum opened in 2000; teaching collection transferred to Parque Municipal Victório Siquierolli in 2002. Current as: AAG-UFU (amphibians). Also as: MBC, MBC-UFU (entomology), UFU (herps). Minas Gerais. Brazil.
UGM: University of Guam, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC), Mangilao. Also known as: Unibetsedåt Guåhan. Current as: UGM (fishes). Also as: UTIO-F (fishes). Guam.
UGR: Colecciones zoológicas, Departamento de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Granada. Note: presumably includes specimens associated with Departamento de Biología, Animal y Ecología (DBAG), now Departamento de Zoología. Current as: URG, UGR-Zool. Granada. Spain.
UH: University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Note: fish types largely transferred to BPBM, some to US National Museum of Natural History (USNM). Hawaii. USA.
UHR: The Hokkaido University Museum, Sapporo. Current as: UHR (fossils). See also: HUMZ. Hokkaido. Japan.
UI: University of Ibadan, Faculty of Science, Zoological Institute, Ibadan. Also as: ZM/UI. Nigeria.
UIM: University of Idaho, Museum of Natural History, Moscow. Idaho. USA.
UIMZ: Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia, Kampus UI, Depok. Current as: UIMZ (herps). West Java. Indonesia.
UIS: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga. Current as: UIS-T (fishes), UIS-R (reptiles). Also as: UIST (fishes). Santander. Colombia.
UJ: University of Jordan, Amman. Current as: UJZM (Zoological Museum), UJA (fossils, Department of Geology). Jordan.
UKEN: University of Kentucky, Lexington. Kentucky. USA.
UKMHC: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Herpetological Collection, Bangi. Also known as: National University of Malaysia. Current as: UKMHC (herps). Also as: HC (herps). See also: LRCUKM (Langkawi Research Center). Selangor. Malaysia.
UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. Note: formed in 2004 after merger of University of Natal (UND) and University of Durban-Westville (UDW); small vertebrate collection used mainly for teaching purposes (research specimens generally transferred to other museums). Also as: UND. KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa.
UL: University of Lomé, Lomé. Formerly: Université du Bénin (1970–2001). Includes: herps deposited by Gabriel Hoinsoude Segniagbeto (Coll. GHS-W, coll. GHS-Togo). Obsolete as: UBL. Current as: UL. Togo.
ULABG: Universidad de Los Andes, Laboratorio de Biogeografia, Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles, Mérida. Note: separate from CVULA at same institution. Obsolete as: ULAM. Current as: ULABG (herps). Mérida. Venezuela.
ULBRA: Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas. Current as: ULBRA (fossils). Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
ULL: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette. Formerly: University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL). Obsolete as: USL. Current as: ULL (fishes, herps). Louisiana. USA.
ULPGC: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias [Canary Islands]. Note: fish specimens/tissues associated with Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas (ICCM). Current as: ULPGC (fishes). Also as: DB.ULPGC, DBULPGC (herps, fossils, Departamento de Biología). Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain.
UMAR: Colección Ictiológica, Laboratorio de Ictiología y Biología Pesquera, Universidad del Mar, campus Puerto Ángel, San Pedro Pochutla. Current as: UMAR (fishes). Also as: CP-UMAR (fishes, Colección de Peces). Oaxaca. Mexico.
UMB: Überseemuseum, Bremen. Formerly: Gesellschaft Museum (1783–1896); Städtisches Museum für Natur-, Völker- und Handelskunde (1896–1951). Current as: UMB (herps). Bremen [Bremen]. Germany.
UMBC: University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe. Malawi.
UMD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fish Collection, North Dartmouth. Formerly: Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU). Massachusetts. USA.
UMDI: Colección Ictiológica Regional de Referencia (CIRR), Unidad Multidisciplinaria de Docencia e Investigación (UMDI), Unidad Académica Sisal [Sisal Campus], Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Sisal. Current as: CIIR UMDI (fishes). Yucatán. Mexico.
UMFSP: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Montenegro [Univerzitet Crne Gore], Podgorica. Obsolete as: BIP (Biological Institute, Podgorica), BZF, BZT, FSUM (Faculty of Sciences). Current as: UMFSP (fishes). Montenegro.
UMJGP: Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz. Also known as: Styrian Provincial Museum Joanneum. Formerly: Landesmuseum Joanneum from 1811–2009. Obsolete as: LIG, LJG, LMJ, LMJG, SLMJ (fossils). Current as: UMJGP (fossils). Steiermark [Styria]. Austria.
UMKC: University of Missouri, Kansas City. Missouri. USA.
UMKL: University of Malaya, Institute of Biological Sciences, Museum of Zoology, Kuala Lumpur. Also as: BIRCUM. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
UMMP: University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor. Includes: some fossil type specimens from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Obsolete as: UM. Current as: UMMP (fossils). See also: UMMZ (Recent fishes, herps). Michigan. USA.
UMMZ: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor. Obsolete as: MZUM. Current as: UMMZ (fishes, herps). See also: UMMP (fossils). Michigan. USA.
UMNH: The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU), University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Formerly: Utah Museum of Natural History. Obsolete as: UU, UUVP, UUZM. Current as: UMNH (fishes, herps), UMNH VP (fossils). Utah. USA.
UMO: University of Maine, Department of Zoology, Orono. Includes: Ira C. Darling Center Ichthyological Collection. Maine. USA.
UMO: Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken, Bayreuth. Formerly: Oberfränkische Kreisnaturalienkabinett [Kreis-Naturalien-Cabinet]. Note: one of multiple institutions comprising and administered by Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns [Bavarian Natural History Collections] (SNSB). Obsolete as: U-MO, UM-O, U-MOB (fossils). Current as: UMO (fossils). Bayern [Bavaria]. Germany.
UMOC: University of Missouri, Museum of Zoology, Columbia. Obsolete as: UMoMZ. Missouri. USA.
UMP: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne. Current as: MUGD (fossils, Department of Geology and Mineralogy). Victoria. Australia.
UMS: University of Mississippi, Oxford. Mississippi. USA.
UMSS: Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba [Quchapampa]. Current as: CBG (herps, Centro de Biodiversidad y Genética), UMSS (fishes). Also as: CBGR (herps). Cochabamba. Bolivia.
UMT: South China Sea Biodiversity Museum at Institute of Oceanography, University Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu. Current as: UMT (fishes). Terengganu. Malaysia.
UMVP: University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences, Vertebrate Paleontology Collections, Minneapolis. Note: paleontology collections transferred to Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) in 2018. Current as: UM, UMVP (fossils). See also: JFBM (Recent fishes, herps). Minnesota. USA.
UMVT: Museu de História da Vida e da Terra da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo. Current as: UMVT (fossils). Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil.
UMZC: University Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. Note: formed in 1877 via combination of collections of Museum of Comparative Anatomy (built in 1865) and Cambridge Philosophical Society (founded in 1819). Obsolete as: CUMZ (birds), UCFP (Faculty of Philosophy), UMCZ, ZMC. Current as: UMZC (fishes, herps). See also: CAMSM (fossils, Sedgwick Museum). England. United Kingdom.
UMZM: Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum, University of Montana, Missoula. Note: nearly all fish specimens donated to Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) in 2015. Obsolete as: MV, UMM. Current as: UMZM. Montana. USA.
UN ICNMHNR: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Geociencias, Colecciones paleontológicas, Bogotá. Obsolete as: UN-DG. Current as: UN ICNMHNR (fossils). See also: ICN-MHN (Instituto de Ciencias Naturales), UN MPVL (fossils, Villa de Leyva, Boyacá). Distrito Capital. Colombia.
UN MPVL: Colecciones paleontológicas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Villa de Leyva. Current as: UN MPVL (fossils). See also: UN ICNMHNR (Bogotá, Distrito Capital). Boyacá. Colombia.
UNACHI: Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI), San José de David. Current as: MUPADI (fishes, Museo de Peces de Agua Dulce e Invertebrados), MHCH (herps, Museo Herpetologica de Chiriquí). Chiriquí. Panama.
UNAH: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Museo de Historia Natural, Tegucigalpa. Current as: UNAH (herps). Honduras.
UNB: Universidade de Brasília, Brasília. Current as: CIUnB (Coleção Ictiológica), CHUNB (Coleção Herpetológica). Distrito Federal. Brazil.
UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City. Note: fishes transferred to North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM) in 1996. Also as: UNC-IMS. North Carolina. USA.
UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Zoological Museum, Charlotte. North Carolina. USA.
UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro. North Carolina. USA.
UNCW: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Biological Sciences, Wilmington. North Carolina. USA.
UNCo: Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén. Current as: UNCo-PH (Programa de Herpetología), MUCPv (fossils, Museo de Geología y Paleontología). Also as: MUC Pv, MUCP (fossils). Neuquén. Argentina.
UNE: University of New England, Teaching and Research Fish Collection, Biddeford. Formerly: Saint Francis College. Maine. USA.
UNEFM: Centro de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Arqueológicas, Paleontológicas (CIAAP), Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda, Coro. Current as: UNEFM (fossils). Also as: UNEFM-CIAAP, UNEFM-PF (fossils). Falcón. Venezuela.
UNESP-CLP: Elasmobranchs Collection, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP), Câmpus do Litoral Paulista, São Vicente. Current as: UNESP-CLP (fishes). Also as: UNE-SP-CLP. São Paulo. Brazil.
UNG: Universidade de Guarulhos, Guarulhos. Current as: UNG (fossils). São Paulo. Brazil.
UNIOVI: Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo. Formerly: Departamento de Zoología y Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias. Assigned here: UNIOVI. Asturias. Spain.
UNIRIO: Laboratório de Biossistemática de Anfíbios, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Current as: UNIRIO (amphibians). Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Paradise. Also as: MBM (Marjorie Barrick Museum); LVT (tissue collection). Note: herp collection transferred to Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California (MVZ) in 2009; two-thirds of fish collection transferred to California Academy of Sciences (CAS) and one third to Arizona State University (ASU). Nevada. USA.
UNMDP: Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Laboratorio Vertebrados, Mar del Plata. Note: includes Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC). Current as: UNMDP (fishes), UNMdP (Colección Herpetológica). Buenos Aires. Argentina.
UNMF: Ubon Ratchathani Natural History Museum of Fisheries, Ubon Ratchathani University, Warin Chamrap. Current as: UNMF (fishes). Ubon Ratchathani. Thailand.
UNNEC: Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales y Agrimensura (FaCENA), Corrientes. Obsolete as: UNNE. Current as: CTES-PZ (fossils, Colección Paleontológica “Rafael Herbst”), UNNEC (Colección Herpetológica “Lic. Blanca Beatriz Alvarez”). Corrientes. Argentina.
UNO: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha. Nebraska. USA.
UNOAL: University of Northern Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Florence. Alabama. USA.
UNOVC: University of New Orleans vertebrate collection, Department of Biological Sciences, New Orleans. Note: fish and herp collections to be transferred to Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU). Also as: UNO. Louisiana. USA.
UNPSJB: Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Chubut Province. Note: created in 1980 via merger of Universidad de San Juan Bosco and Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia. Current as: UNPSJB (fossils). Chubut. Argentina.
UNR: Museum of Natural History, University of Nevada, Reno. Note: limited number of fishes transferred to California Academy of Sciences (CAS). Obsolete as: UNRB, UNMB. Current as: UNR (fishes, herps), UNMMPC (fossils, W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum). Nevada. USA.
UNRC-ZV: Colección Herpetológica de Zoología Vertebrados, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Córdoba. Obsolete as: DCN-UNRC, ZVUNRC, UNRC-DCN-ZV. Current as: UNRC-ZV. Córdoba. Argentina.
UNS: University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City [ex Saigon]. Current as: UNS (herps). Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam.
UNSJ: Universidad Nacional de San Juan, San Juan. Includes: Instituto y Museo de Ciencias Naturales (IMCN). Current as: PVSJ (fossils, División de Paleontología de Vertebrados), UNSJ (herps). Also as: IMCN-UNSJ (herps). San Juan. Argentina.
UNSL: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis. Current as: MHN-UNSL-GEO V (fossils, Geología Vertebrados). San Luis. Argentina.
UNSM: University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln. Obsolete as: UN. Current as: UNSM (fishes, fossils). Also as: SNR-UNL (School of Natural Resources teaching and research collections). Nebraska. USA.
UNT: Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Porto Nacional. Current as: UNT (fishes). Tocantins. Brazil.
UNZA: University of Zambia, Lusaka. Current as: UNZA (fishes). Zambia.
UO: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene. Obsolete as: UOMNH. Current as: UO (fossils). Oregon. USA.
UOG: Zoology Department, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Metropolis District. Obsolete as: UGA. Current as: UOG (cetaceans). Ghana.
UOP: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth. Current as: UOP (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
UP: Université de Poitiers, Poitiers. Current as: UP (fossils). Vienne. France.
UPLB: University of the Philippines Los Baños, Animal Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, Los Baños. Current as: UPLB (fishes). Laguna. Philippines.
UPMIN: University of the Philippines Mindanao, Davao, Mindanao Island. Davao. Philippines.
UPMSI: Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. Also as: P1L (corals), PBRC (Philippine Biodiversity Resource Center, mollusks). Metro Manila. Philippines.
UPNG: University of Papua and New Guinea, Natural Sciences Resource Centre, Port Moresby. Includes: specimens salvaged from Kanudi Fisheries Research Station (DPI, FO, KFRS). Current as: UPNG (fishes, herps). Papua New Guinea.
UPRM: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Note: collection separate from Museo Zoológico, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (MZUPRRP). Current as: UPRM (fishes, herps), UPRMP (fossils, Department of Geology Paleontology Collection). Also as: UPR. Puerto Rico. USA.
UPUAM: Unidad de Paleontología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid. Current as: UPUAM (fossils). Madrid. Spain.
UPV/EHU: Universidad del País Vasco [Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; The University of the Basque Country], Bilbao. Current as: UPV/EHU (fossils). Biscay. Spain.
UPVMI: Museum of Natural Sciences, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao. Current as: UPVMI (fishes). Iloilo. Philippines.
UPW: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław [Breslau]. Current as: UPW (fossils). Mazovia. Poland.
UPZM: University of Peradeniya, Department of Zoology Museum, Peradeniya. Current as: UPZM (herps). Central Province. Sri Lanka.
UQ: Universidad del Quindío, Armenia. Current as: IUQ (fishes, Laboratorio de Ictiología, Departamento de Biología), HERPETOS-UQ (herps, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Biotecnología [CIBUQ]). Quindío. Colombia.
UR: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester. Current as: UR (fossils). New York. USA.
UR: University of Richmond, Department of Biology. Note: fish collection transferred to Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in 1993. Virginia. USA.
URCA: Universidade Regional do Cariri, Crato. Current as: URCA-H (herps, Coleção Herpetológica). Ceará. Brazil.
URIZ: University of Rhode Island, Department of Zoology, Kingston. Rhode Island. USA.
URJ: College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Ryukyu Islands. Note: official name from 1954–1958; eventually became College of Agriculture in 1967; URJ assigned by Wallach et al. (2014). See also: RUMF. Okinawa. Japan.
URP: Museo de Historia Natural “Vera Alleman H.”, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Santiago de Surco, Lima. Current as: URP (amphibians). Lima. Peru.
USA: University of South Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Mobile. Alabama. USA.
USAC: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (MUSHNAT), Guatemala City. Current as: USAC (fishes, herps). Guatemala.
USBCF: United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Biolgical Laboratory, Woods Hole. Note: original collection now mostly at US National Museum of Natural History (USNM). Also as: USBF. Massachusetts. USA.
USC: University of South Carolina, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Columbia. South Carolina. USA.
USDOM: University of South Dakota, W.H. Over Museum, Vermillion. South Dakota. USA.
USF: University of South Florida, Fish Collection, Tampa. Note: collection started by John C. Briggs in 1970s and continued by Philip Motta; Leviton et al. (1985:819) alternatively applied USF to University of South Florida, Department of Marine Science, St. Petersburg. Florida. USA.
USFC: United States Fish Commission. Note: established in 1871; reorganized as United States Bureau of Fisheries in 1903 which merged with the Bureau of Biological Survey to form the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 1940; Bureau of Commercial Fisheries transferred from USFWS to Department of Commerce and renamed National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) controlled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 1970; original USFC collections largely at US National Museum of Natural History (USNM). See also: USNM. District of Columbia. USA.
USFQ: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito. Current as: DFCH-USFQ (herps, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia collection), FHGO-USFQ (herps, Fundación Herpetológica G. Orcés collection deposited at USFQ). Also as: FHGO. Pichincha. Ecuador.
USFX: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca [University of Saint Francis Xavier], Chuquisaca. Chuquisaca. Bolivia.
USK: Universitas Syiah Kuala [Syiah Kuala University], Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Laboratory of Ichthyology, Banda Aceh. Current as: USK (fishes). Aceh. Indonesia.
USM: University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Ichthyology, Hattiesburg. Also as: USMS, USMI. Mississippi. USA.
USMHC: Universiti Sains Malaysia Herpetological Collection, School of Biological Sciences, Gelugor. Current as: USMHC (herps). Penang. Malaysia.
USNM: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Washington. Formerly: Smithsonian Institution Museum (SIM), Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Includes: fishes from United States Fish Commission (USFC); some fossil type specimens from Bowling Green State University (BGSU); fossils from Florida Geological Survey (FGS). Obsolete as: SIM, USNH. Current as: USNM (fishes, herps, fossils). Also as: NMNH (herps). District of Columbia. USA.
USON: Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo. Current as: USON (fishes). Sonora. Mexico.
USPS: University of the South Pacific, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, School of Marine Studies, Suva. Obsolete as: USP. Current as: SUVA H (herps), USPS (fishes). Fiji.
USTL: Université de Montpellier, Montpellier. Note: collections originally associated with Faculté des Sciences created in 1808 which became Université des sciences et techniques du Languedoc (USTL), administratively known as Université Montpellier 2, in 1968; Montpellier 1 & 2 universities began to merge in 2012 and the new Université de Montpellier was founded in 2015; historical collections partially destroyed in 1944 during World War II. Obsolete as: BRT, MM. Current as: USTL (fossils). Also as: ISE-M (Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution, Université Montpellier 2), LG-FSM (Laboratoire de Geologie, fossils), UM (fossils). See also: BEV. Hérault. France.
UT: University of Tennessee, Department of Zoology, Knoxville. Current as: UT (fishes, David A. Etnier Ichthyological Collection; herps). Tennessee. USA.
UT: University of Tripoli [Al-Fateh University], Faculty of Science, Department of Geology, Paleontological Collections, Tripoli. Note: some fossils temporarily held at Université de Poitiers, France (UP); fossils housed at University of Tripoli sometimes cited by site only. Current as: UT (fossils), DT (fossils from Dur At-Talah site, Libya), Z7I (fossils from Zallah 7 Incision locality, Libya). Libya.
UTA: University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Biology. In error as: University of Texas at Austin (Schleip & O'Shea 2010). Obsolete as: UTADC (herps). Current as: UTA-A (amphibians). Also as: UTACV (Collection of Vertebrates). Texas. USA.
UTAS: University of Tasmania, Department of Geology Fossil Collection, Hobart. Current as: UTAS (fossils). Tasmania. Australia.
UTCH: Colección Científica de Referencia Zoológica del Chocó, Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó (UTCH), Quibdó. Current as: CHbCH (fishes, Colección Hidrobiológica), COLZOOCH-H (herps, administered by Grupo de Investigaciones en Herpetología). Chocó. Colombia.
UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso, Biodiversity Collections, El Paso. Formerly: Museum of Arid Land Biology (MALB), Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Western College. Obsolete as: MALB. Current as: UTEP (fishes, herps, fossils). Texas. USA.
UTL: University of Abou Bakr Belkaïd [Abou Bakr Belkaid University of Tlemcen], Tlemcen. Current as: UTL (fossils, Laboratory). Algeria.
UTMCV: University of Tennessee at Martin, Fish Collection, Martin. Tennessee. USA.
UTT: University of Tulsa, Fish Collection, Tulsa. Oklahoma. USA.
UU: Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Universiteit Utrecht [University of Utrecht], Utrecht. Note: Universiteit Utrecht Zoological Museum (UZ) incorporated into RMNH. Current as: UU (fossils). Also as: UUGI (fossils, Geological Institute), UUN (fossils, Department of Earth Sciences). Utrecht. Netherlands.
UUZM: Uppsala Universitet, Evolutionsmuseet [Uppsala University, Museum of Evolution], Uppsala. Formerly: Uppsala University Zoological Museum. Includes: specimens donated from Museum Adolphi Friderici Regis (MAFR) in 1745; historical collections (1739–1750) received from Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien [Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences] (KVA). Obsolete as: EM, UUMZ, ZIU, ZIUU, ZMU, ZMUU. Current as: UUZM (fishes & herps, Zoology section). See also: PMU (fossils), MAFR. Uppsala. Sweden.
UVC: Universidad del Valle (Univalle), Cali. Note: herps in teaching collection sometimes cited as CD (Colección Vertebrados de Docencia), separate from UVC (Coleccion de Anfibios y Reptiles). Obsolete as: UV, UV-C. Current as: CIRUV (fishes, Colección Ictiológica de Referencia), CIR-LV-UV (larval fishes, Colección de referencia de Biología Marina), UVC (herps). Valle del Cauca. Colombia.
UVDZ: Universitat de València, València. Current as: MGUV (fossils, Museo de Geología), UVDZ (fishes, Departamento de Zoología). Valencia. Spain.
UVF: Ur- und Vorgeschichtsmuseum Fritzlar, Fritzlar. Current as: UVF (fossils). Hesse [Hessen]. Germany.
UVG: Universidad del Valle Guatemala, Guatemala City. Current as: UVG. Guatemala.
UWA: University of Western Australia, Crawley. Note: amphibian specimens transferred to Western Australian Museum (WAM); audio recordings of frogs curated by Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia, Albany Campus (CENRM). Current as: UWA (fossils, Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum). Western Australia. Australia.
UWAZ: The University of West Alabama, Zoology Collection, Livingston, AL. Current as: UWAZ (fishes). Also as: UWA (fossils). Alabama. USA.
UWBM: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle. Includes: fishes and otoliths collected by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC). Obsolete as: BMUW, MNHW, UW, UWF, UWFC. Current as: UW (fishes), UWBM (herps). Washington. USA.
UWF: University of West Florida, Pensacola. Florida. USA.
UWGB: Richter Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Wisconsin. USA.
UWGM: University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie. Current as: UWGM (fossils). Also as: UW (fossils). See also: UWYMV (Recent fishes, herps). Wyoming. USA.
UWIZM: University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Zoology Museum. Formerly: Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (1921–1960). Current as: UWIZM. Trinidad. Trinidad & Tobago.
UWM: University of Wisconsin, Zoology Department, Milwaukee. Wisconsin. USA.
UWSP: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point. Wisconsin. USA.
UWYMV: University of Wyoming, Museum of Vertebrates, Laramie. Obsolete as: UWL. See also: UWGM (fossils). Wyoming. USA.
UWZM: University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum, Madison. Obsolete as: UWZS, USW. Current as: UWZM. Wisconsin. USA.
UZA: Unidad de Zoología Aplicada, Madrid. Note: collections no longer extant; herp, bird and mammal collections donated to MNCN by the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (CAM). Madrid. Spain.
UZZM: Zoological Museum, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod [Uzhgorod]. Also known as: Zoological Museum of Uzhnu. Obsolete as: UzhNU, UZNU, ZMUZ, ZMUZU. Current as: UZZM. Zakarpattia. Ukraine.







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