WAM: Western Australian Museum, Welshpool, Perth. Includes: amphibian specimens from University of Western Australia, Crawley (UWA). Current as: WAM (fishes, herps, fossils). Also as: WAMAG (fossils). Western Australia. Australia.
WARMS: Warwickshire Museum, Warwick. Current as: WARMS (fossils). England. United Kingdom.
WBTRS: William Beebe Tropical Research Station, Arima Valley. Also known as: Simla. Formerly: New York Zoological Society's Tropical Research Station. Obsolete as: TRS. Current as: WBTRS. Trinidad. Trinidad & Tobago.
WCB: Woman's College of Baltimore, Towson. Note: renamed Goucher College in 1910; fossil collection assembled by Arthur Bibbins transferred on permanent loan to US National Museum of Natural History (USNM) in 1916. Obsolete as: GC (fossils). Assigned here: WCB (fossils). Maryland. USA.
WCC: Westark Community College Fish Collection, Fort Smith. Arkansas. USA.
WCSG: Wildlife Conservation Society of Galle, Galle. Southern Province. Sri Lanka.
WFI: Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia. Note: institution extant, but disposition of some historical specimens unknown (e.g., holotype of Trachemys euglypha). Pennsylvania. USA.
WGSC: Wuhan Centre of China Geological Survey, Wuhan. Current as: WGSC V (fossils). Hubei. China.
WIAP: Wistar Institute, Philadelphia. Formerly: Wistar Institute of Anatomy. Note: some historical specimens (e.g., Borneo fishes) now at ANSP. Pennsylvania. USA.
WII: Wildlife Institute of India [vertebrate collections], Dehradun [Dehra Dun]. Current as: WII (herps). Uttarakhand. India.
WILD: Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society, Coimbatore [Kovai]. Note: cited as code, two-digit year of registration, collection abbreviation and catalog number, e.g. WILD-15-PIS (fishes registered in 2015), WILD-13-AMP (amphibians registered in 2013). Current as: WILD (fishes, herps). Tamil Nadu. India.
WIRI: Watanabe Ichthyological Research Institute, Tokyo. Current as: WIRI (fishes). Tokyo. Japan.
WLUB: Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Biology, Waterloo. Ontario. Canada.
WMNH: Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Kainan. Current as: WMNH (fishes). Wakayama. Japan.
WMSA: Witte Museum, San Antonio. Formerly: Witte Memorial Museum (1926–1984). Note: herp collection transferred to Texas A&M University, College Station (TCWC). Obsolete as: WMM. Current as: WMSA. Texas. USA.
WNMU: Western New Mexico University, Silver City. New Mexico. USA.
WO: Waitomo Museum of Caves, Waitomo Caves. Current as: WO (fossils). Waikato. New Zealand.
WOLL: University of Wollongong, Wollongong. New South Wales. Australia.
WPU-PPC: Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City Campus, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island. Current as: WPU-PPC (fishes). Palawan. Philippines.
WRM: Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui [Wanganui]. Manawatu-Wanganui. New Zealand.
WSU-LC: Wright State University, Celina. Current as: WSU-LC (fossils). Ohio. USA.
WSU: Wichita State University Fish Collection, Wichita. Kansas. USA.
WUM: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. See also: BP. Gauteng. South Africa.
WUM: Wesleyan University Museum, Middle-town. Connecticut. USA.
WURC: Walailak University Reference Collection, Tha Sala District. Current as: WURC (fishes). Nakhon Si Thammarat. Thailand.
WVBS: West Virginia Biological Survey collection at Marshall University, Huntington. West Virginia. USA.
WYDICE: Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis. Current as: WYDICE (fossils). Also as: WDC (fossils). Wyoming. USA.