List of museums holding Australian millipede specimens


Millipedes of Australia is going offline in mid-2019. At the time it is taken offline, the website will be "frozen" (no further updates) and will be archived in the Zenodo public data repository.
 
The taxonomic information in Millipedes of Australia is now largely replicated in MilliBase, which is a taxonomic catalogue for all the world's millipedes.
 
This website previously had downloadable TSV and KML files with almost 15,000 locality records for named, native Australian millipedes. All the Tasmanian records are now in the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and most of the non-Tasmanian records can be found either in ALA or GBIF. Please note, however, that records for recently described species may not be listed under the species name in either ALA or GBIF, due to delays in updating of the aggregators' taxonomic look-up tables.
 
I am retiring from millipede studies in 2019. I am very grateful to the specialists and others who contributed information to Millipedes of Australia over its 13-year lifetime (2006-2019), and I am confident they will offer similar assistance to its global replacement, MilliBase.
 
— Robert Mesibov, 27 March 2019

 


AM, AusMus = Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
AMNH = American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
ANIC = Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
ANSP = Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPIPWE = New Town Laboratories, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, New Town, Tasmania, Australia
DPNT, DPI-NT = New Town Laboratories, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
GMNH = Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
HMNH = Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary
IEA = Instituto di Entomologia Agraria, Portici, Italy
MAGNT = Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
MCG = Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, Italy
MCZ = Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
MNHN = Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
MSNF = Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze - Sezione di Zoologia ('La Specola')
NBC = Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands
NHM = Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
NHMW = Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria
NHRS or NHRM = Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden
NTEIRC = Northern Territory Economic Insect Reference Collection, Darwin, Australia
NZCM = Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
MV, MusVic, NMV = Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
QM, QldMus = Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
QVMAG = Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
SAM = South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
SMG = Städtisches Museum, Göttingen, Germany
SMNG = Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz, Görlitz, Germany


Millipedes of Australia is going offline in mid-2019. At the time it is taken offline, the website will be "frozen" (no further updates) and will be archived in the Zenodo public data repository.
 
The taxonomic information in Millipedes of Australia is now largely replicated in MilliBase, which is a taxonomic catalogue for all the world's millipedes.
 
This website formerly had downloadable TSV and KML files with almost 15,000 locality records for named, native Australian millipedes. All the Tasmanian records are now in the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and most of the non-Tasmanian records can be found either in ALA or GBIF. Please note, however, that records for recently described species may not be listed under the species name in either ALA or GBIF, due to delays in updating of the aggregators' taxonomic look-up tables.
 
I am retiring from millipede studies in 2019. I am very grateful to the specialists and others who contributed information to Millipedes of Australia over its 13-year lifetime (2006-2019), and I am confident they will offer similar assistance to its global replacement, MilliBase.
 
— Robert Mesibov

 



SMNS = Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany
SNSD = Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany
TMAG = Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
USNMNH = United States National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA
VMNH = Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, Virginia, USA
WAM = Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
ZIRAS = Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
ZMA = Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; transferred to NBC.
ZMB = Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
ZMH = Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
ZMMU = Moscow State University Zoological Museum, Moscow, Russia
ZMUC = Zoological collections of the Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
ZSM = Zoologische Staatssammlung München, München, Germany