MCP-Moluscos - Coleção de Moluscos

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The collection has over 9,000 lots (estimated above 146 thousand specimens) of terrestrial, freshwater and marine mollusks, derived mainly from Brazil, with significant representation from the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, from areas of environmental studies, localities in the upper and middle Uruguay River, Research Center and Nature Conservation - Pró-Mata in San Francisco de Paula, RS, Guaíba Lake and rivers of the Jacui River basin. The collection has also representatives from other states and other countries of South America and Europe.
The classes Gastropoda and Bivalvia are the best represented, followed by Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda and Cephalopoda.
The collection has five holotypes and 45 paratypes.

Online since: 02/03/2012
Last update: 30/10/2023

Number of records

Total: 10,672
Online: 10,760
Georeferenced: 7,255
(by municipality: 884)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Mollusk collection of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS, along with the citation of the collection and their respective acronym (MCP). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warranty regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

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Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto S. de Lucena