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Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Sektion Lepidoptera
Title: Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Sektion Lepidoptera
Title abbreviated: ZSM, Sektion Lepidotera
Title alternative: Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Section Lepidoptera
Publisher: Zoologische Staatssammlung
Abstract: The Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (Zoologische Staatssammlung München, ZSM) collection of butterflies and moths actually includes about 6,000,000-7,000,000 specimens, representing 80,000-100,000 species, stored in about 50,000 drawers. Many other private collections have already been donated to the ZSM, but are currently still under the curation of the private owners. Further 2,000,000-3,000,000 specimens (museum Thomas Witt) are associated - as a public foundation – to the state collections, and are professionally curated by a scientist (Dr. W. Speidel). Hence, this association of Lepidoptera collections in Munich is by far the largest collection of butterflies and moths in Germany, and also on international scale it is one of the most outstanding and important collections. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: History / Collection Lepidoptera (Family, Species catalog, Typus catalog, Microscopical preparations, Important partial collections (Esper, Herbulot, Heterocera, Sumatrana, Klimesch) / Research (Systematic, Taxonomy, DNA-Taxonomy, Information-systems, Molecular identification, Zoogeography, Faunistic, Geometrid moths of Europe, Global Information System Zünslerfalter (Pyralidae), Global Species Information System Butterflies Globales Arteninformationssystem Tagfalter (GART)
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (590.74);
Lepidoptera (595.78)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; German
Format: website
Resource type: Museums and Collections;
Discipline based websites
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Metadata update date: 2012-05-02
Metadata provider: SDEI
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