The Malacology collections comprise over 14,500 lots of recent and fossil specimens, mostly dried shells. About 70% of the materials are terrestrial gastropods, 25% freshwater molluscans (including unionaceans), and 5% marine forms. Geographic coverage is mostly for New Mexico (about 80%), but there also are significant holdings for Kansas, Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This taxonomic and geographic composition has arisen because of the principal research interests and activities of Artie L. Metcalf, and his students.

In addition to the extensive general holdings of inland Mollusca from southwestern North America, the following aspects of the collection are also of note:


Last Update: 24 Jan 2011