The Museum’s mollusk collection is primarily dry shells, with some alcohol preserved cephalopod specimens. Most specimens are recent; however, there is some Cenozoic fossil material. Our type collection contains more than 1,200 lots. Type catalogs listing all molluscan type specimens (except Pulmonata) are available in Nemouria issues 36 and 41.
The collection continues to grow through research activities of staff and donations of scientifically significant specimens.
For further information about our holdings, please contact Mollusks Collection Manager Alex Kittle.