Acronym (Bridges)Current CodenCollection Name (Bridges)Updated NameLocationCountryContinent# of specimensproportion digitizedproportion imagedin GBIF (link)# of name-bearing types (Bridges, 1994)# of name-bearing types 2021# of Holotypes# of syntypes# of lectotypes# of neotypesurlOther/Notes
??Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation DepartmentHong KongChinaAsia02322Keith Wilson notes types are held here
ABMMABMMColeção Ângelo Barbosa Monteiro MachadoColeção Especial Ângelo Barbosa Monteiro Machado, Centro de Coleções Taxonômicas da Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazilSouth America0055 specimens of the ABMM Colletion are still being processed. According to the numbers provided by Dr. Machado (2015), the colletion has 35.250 specimens and 105 holotypes.
AMGAMGSAlbany MuseumAlbany MuseumGrahamstownSouth AfricaAfrica0%1
AMNHAMNHAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew York City, New YorkUnited States of AmericaNorth America~193285%25%028261214
AMNZAukland War Memorial MuseumAucklandNew ZealandOceania244063%2%no22
AMAMSAustralian MuseumAustralian MuseumSydneyAustraliaAustralia~10K80%33%
ANDESMuseo de Historia Natural, Universidad de los AndesBogotaColombiaSouth America11
ANICANICAustralian National Insect CollectionAustralian National Insect CollectionCanberraAustraliaAustralia75
ANSPANSPAcademy of Natural SciencesAcademy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphiaUnited States of AmericaNorth America68
BBMHBPBMBernice P. Bishop MuseumBernice P. Bishop MuseumHonolulu, HawaiiUnited States of AmericaNorth America12
BYU-LSMBYUCBrigham Young University Life Science MuseumProvo, UtahUnited States of AmericaNorth America~2000011
CASCASCCalifornia Academy of SciencesCalifornia Academy of SciencesSan Francisco, California United States of AmericaNorth America~2100014%022 types, 2923 non-types1922120100
BAUCAUBeijing Agricultural UniversityChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChinaAsia1
CEUAColección Entomológica de la Universidad de AntioquiaMedellinColombiaSouth America1515 de Antioquia, Instituto de Biologia, Colección Entomologica
CMCMNHCarnegie Museum of Natural HistoryCarnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghUnited States of AmericaNorth America53
CSCACalifornia State Collection of ArthropodsSacramento, CaliforniaUnited States of AmericaNorth America100000044
CUCUICCornell University CollectionIthacaUnited States of AmericaNorth America~28000000109116
CUMCUMZCambridge University MuseumCambridge University Museum of ZoologyCambridgeUnited KingdomEurope1
-DZUP-Coleção Entomológica Padre Jesus Santiago Moure, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazilSouth America5,00041%types only? all types digitalized or SIBBr, SpecieLink etc.
HUSEIHUEntomological Institute, Hokkaido UniversityEntomological Institute, Hokkaido
SXTUEISCShaanxi Teacher's UniversityShaanxi Agricultural University, Entomological InstituteXi'anChinaAsia1
EMBEMBTEntomological Museum, Department of Agriculture Entomological Museum, Department of Agriculture BangkokThailandAsia1
FAALF.A.A.Lencioni private collectionJacareíBrazilSouth America4900100%01313
FACCFACSBiological Control Institute, Fujian Agricultural College Fujian Agricultural CollegeFujianChinaAsia11
IFMLFMLInstituto de EntomologiaFundacion Miguel LilloSan Miguel de TucumanArgentinaSouth America66
FMNHFMNHField Museum of Natural HistoryField Museum of Natural HistoryChicago, Illinois United States of AmericaNorth America~510065%0
FSCAFSCAFlorida State College of ArthropodsFlorida State Collection of ArthropodsGainesville, FloridaUnited States of AmericaNorth America~80000012%0092178176011 hundreds of paratypes, Acanthagrion speculum and Ophiogomphus Australis primary types are missing. /The new fsca web site does not have the Odonata on it yet/best source for now including list of types is
MNHBHNHMMusei Nationalis HungariciBudapestHungaryEurope9
ICNInstituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad NacionalBogotáColombiaSouth America22
ICN-MHN-EnColección de Entomología del Instituto de Ciencias NaturalesBogotáColombiaSouth America2795
LUMIEVBLiége University MuseumUniversité de Liege, Institut de Zoologie [Institut Ed. Van Beneden]LiégeBelgiumEurope2
IFANIFANInstitut Fondamental d'Afrique NoireInstitut Fondamental d'Afrique NoireDakarSenegalAfrica2 KD: collection may no longer exist, types may be in Paris
FMLTIFMLFundacion Miguel LilloInstituto Fundación Miguel LilloTucumanArgentinaSouth America7
FRIDDIFRIForest Research InstituteIndian Forest Research InstituteDehra DunIndiaAsia3
INHSINHSIllinois Natural History SurveyIllinois Natural History SurveyChampaign, ILUnited States of AmericaNorth America~1500096%<1% paratypes
INPAColeção Entomológica do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazôniaInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazôniaManausBrazilSouth America3901033000See list available at KOROIVA, R.; BRASIL, P. G.; NEISS, U. G.; VILELA, D. S.; HAMADA, N. Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) housed in the Invertebrate Collection of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil. HETAERINA. , v.2, p.14 - 23, 2020
IORIIORIInternational Odonata Research InstituteInternational Odonata Research InstituteGainesvilleUnited States of AmericaNorth America000040now incorporated into FSCA collectionhttps://iodonata.netMerged into FSCA Collection ca 2005
IBASNISEAInstitute of Systematics and Ecology of AnimalsRussian Adacemy of Sciences, Institute for Systematics and Ecology of AnimalsNovosibirskRussiaAsia6 is some controversi in abbreviation: it is considered that collections of the Institute are Siberian Zoological Museum, Novosibirsk, so mostly used abbreviation is SZMN ISEA
IZCASIZCASInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of scienceChinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of ZoologyBeijingChinaAsia18
JARZCJames Alexander Ratter Zoobotanic CollectionNova XavantinaBrazilSouth America20,000100%011000
LSLLSLThe Linnean Society, LondonThe Linnean SocietyLondon, UKukEurope55100%`100%
LUNZEntomology Research Collection, Lincoln UniversityLincolnNew ZealandOceania35000No22 paratypes
MACNMACNMuseo Argentino de Ciencias NaturalesMuseo Argentina de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"Buenos AiresArgentinaSouth America2
MZB/MZBJMBBJMuseum Zoologicum BogorienseBogorIndonesia5
MSNBMBCGMuseeo Civico de Storia NaturalMuseo di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi"BergamoItalyEurope holotypes in paleontological collection
MBCMBUCMus. Biol., CaracasUniversidad Central de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuelaSouth America1DeMarmels states (3/20/21) that the only museum in Venezuela with types is the MIZA
MZBMCNBMuseu de Zoologia de BarcelonaMuseu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona.BarcelonaSpainEurope2559~100%0%0%1277 specimens belong to L. Navàs Collection
MZBSMCNBMuseu de ZoologiaMuseu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona.BarcelonaSpainEurope2559~100%0%0%1277 same institutiion that MCNB, this was the OLD name
MCUB HE-OdHexapoda Collection of El Bosque University Museum of SciencesBogotáColombiaSouthAmerica500100%2000
MCZMCZCMuseum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard UniversityMuseum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard UniversityCambridgeUnited StatesNorth America>50,000 (Miliotis in lit)2%<1%1639246489 [from Garrison and von Ellenreider, 2019] [889 includes syntype count]105756280 types, Harris/Say collection, significant fossil collection, Selys exchange material. Also see: An annotated list of the types of Odonata housed at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Rosser W. Garrison & Natalia von Ellenrieder 2019.
DMDAMDLAMuseu do Dundo, Aompanhia de DiamantesMuseu do DundoDundoAngolaAfrica001type likely exisits, but unable to confirm at present; Ceriaco is not affiliated with collection, just an active researcher there
MNBMFNBMuseum für Naturkunde BerlinMuseum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibnitz-Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity ResearchBerlinGermanyEurope> 38.0001-2%1-2%2about 295 (type specimens, not specified) www.museumfuernaturkunde.berlinMS: certainly more types there; see also Turiault (2016, 2018)
MCFMHNCMusée d'Histoire Naturelle, Les Chaux -de- FondsLa Chaux-de-FondsSwitzerlandEurope1 I can find out more if others can't
UCVMIZAInstituto de Zoologiã Agrīcola, Universidad Central de VenezuelaMuseo del Instituto de Zoología AgrícolaMaracayVenezuelaSouth America80DeMarmels states (3/20/21) that the only museum in Venezuela with types is the MIZA; There are a few collections in Venezuela, which harbor some dragonflies, but the only one with types of any kind I´m sure of, is the MIZA collection, where I work. (Museo del Instituto de Zoología Agrícola "Francisco Fernández Yépez", Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela. Perhaps, and only perhaps, there may be a smallest number of paratypes of some species at the collection of the MALUZ (Museo de Artrópodos de la Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia State, which has the second largest collection of odes in Venezuela.
No, at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, specifically at the Instituto de Zoología y Ecología Tropical (IZET), in Caracas, there may not be any Odonata left now. Those were of the Racenis collection, and are now all at Maracay.
UTMMIZTInstituto e Museo di Zoologia, Universitá di TorinoUniversità di TorinoTorinoItalyEurope1 Regionale di Scienze Naturali?
MLPMLPAFacultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La PlataUniversidad Nacional de La Plata, Museo de la PlataLa PlataArgentinaSouth America~1204109001
HalleMLUHZoologisches Museum, Martin Luther Universität. Halle-WittenburgMartin-Luther-Universität, Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Zoologische SammlungHalleGermanyEurope120013
MLUHMLUHZoologisches Museum, Martin-Luther UniversitätZentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Zoologische SammlungHalle-WittenbergGermanyEurope27
MadridMNCNMuseo Nacional de Ciencias NaturalesMuseo Nacional de Ciencias NaturalesMadridSpainEurope>570064%0,5%11212
MNHNMNHNMuseum Nationale d'Histoire NaturelleParisFranceEurope
MNRJMNRJMuseu Nacional Rio de JaneiroEntomological Collection, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazilSouth America1,000,000 or in GBIF and SIBBR completely destroyed by fire on September 2, 2018.
MPMMPMMilwaukee Public MuseumMilwaukee Public MuseumMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America00008
MATMRACKoninklijk Museum vor Midden-AfrikaSame as MRACTervurenBelgiumEurope~6000Types only04120120000 on an inventory
MSNGMSNGMuseeo Civico de Storia Natural "Giancomo Doria"GenovaItalyEurope4
MSNMMSNMMuseo Civico de Storia NaturaleMuseo Civico de Storia Naturale di MilanoMilanItalyEurope1
SMTDMTDStaaliches Museum für TierkundeDresdenGermanyEurope40002
UNSMMUSMUniversity Nac. San ParcoMuseo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San MarcosLimaPeruSouth America~ 200000142 paratype and 1 allotype
ZMHFMZH/FMNHZoologiska MuseumFinnish Museum of Natural HistoryHelsinkiFinlandEurope2400010%0%61358
MZLMZLSMusée Zoologique de LausanneLausanneSwitzerlandEurope5800~25%00244
ZIULMZLUZoological Institute, University of LundBiological Museum, Lund UniversityLundSwedenEurope15000 (approx.)80%
MZFMZUFMuseo Zoologico La SpecolaMuseo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di FirenzeFlorenceItalyEuropeapprox. 8,0000%0%0188000 di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Firenze
MZSPMZUSPMuseu de Zoologia, Universidade de Sāo PauloMuseu de Zoologia da Universidade de São PauloSāo PauloBrazilSouth America30,0006%n/a366000 or in GBIF and SIBBr
NHMB/NMBNHMBNaturhistorisches MuseumBaselSwitzerlandEurope~500090%002544261440www.nmbs.chList of type sent by email
ZMUCNHMDZoological Museum of CopenhagenNatural History Museum of Denmark, University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmarkEurope10.000+1%0%30+
BMNHNHMUKBritish Museum (Natural History)Natural History MuseumLondonUnited KingdomEurope11000010%10%896511861289760704518
NHMVNHMWNaturhistorisches MuseumNaturhistorisches Museum WienViennaAustriaEurope~155032%6,73%131166130
NRSNHRSNaturhistoriska RiksmuseetStockholmSwedenEurope30
NIMNILNational Insect Museum, NARCIslamabadPakistanAsia550 specimens of pre partition of sub continent & 1000 specimens of post partition collection i.e. since inception of Pakistan in 1947only few speciesonly few speciesNIL01 confirm Calicnemia fortis (of 2014), few under confirmation as many types available in PUSA collection i.e. pre partition collection are tagged with red and pink cards and these are under confirmation by contacting world Odonatological authorities. A manuscript for the Zygoptera collection is under process1Natioanl Insect Musuem has collection under two sections. One section has collection that was inherrited to Pakistan on its Inception in 1947, when it was declared a separate country from the United India (The Sub Continent). In this collection the oldest record of Odonata is of the year 1908. This Collection section is named as PUSA/Pre Partition Section. The other section has insect collection recorded after 1947 and it is named as Post Partition Section. Both the section together have nearly 1550 specimens of Odonata.
NMBZNMBZNational MuseumNatural History Museum of ZimbabweBulawayoZimbabweAfrica75
NMIDNMIDNational Museum of IrelandDublinIrelandEuropeapprox. 5,5000%00119
CMNNMKECorydon MuseumNational Museums of KenyaNairobiKenyaAfrica4
NMNHSNational Museum of Natural HistorySofiaBulgariaEurope20002111
NMNWNational Museum of NamibiaWindhoekNamibiaAfricaThere are (should be) a few holotypes (Crenigomphus kavangoensis, Trithemis morrisoni, Trithemis palustris); try Eugene Marais
RSMNMSRoyal Scottish MuseumNational Museum of Morton types
NSMTNSMTNational Science MuseumNational Museum of Nature and ScienceTokyoJapanAsia2400 from Takuya Kiyoshi
NZACNZACNew Zealand Arthropod Collection, DSIRNew Zealand Arthropod Collection, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare ResearchAucklandNew ZealandOceania2000 approxmost of the collection has been databased into spreadsheets. awaiting data checks and cleaning before import into collection CMS allotypes; 11 paratypes
ZSINZSIZoological Survey of IndiaCalcuttaIndiaAsia>30,00040%5%20Collection in ZSI including types is spread across Kolkata and 16 regional centers.
OSUOSUCOhio State UniversityOhio State University, C.A. Triplehorn Insect CollectionOhioUnited StatesNorth America~15,0001%00113
UMOOUMNHUniversity Museum, OxfordOxford University Museum of Natural HistoryOxfordUnited KingdomEurope7Selys types
PADAPennsylvania Department of AgricultureHarrisburgUSANorth America8840100000
IRSNRBINSInstitut Royal de Sciences NaturellesRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBrusselsBelgiumEurope,, on an inventory
MRACRMCAMusée Royal de l'Afrique CentraleTervuren (Bruxelles)BelgiumEurope66
RNH/RMNHRMNHRijksmuseum van Natuurlijke HistorieNaturalis Biodiversity CenterLeidenNetherlandsEurope20000030%3.73%46730585964799121512
ROMTROMERoyal Ontario MuseumTorontoCanadaNorth America2 can also try Doug Currie ( or Brad Hubley (
SAMSAMASouth Australian MuseumSouth Australian MusuemAdelaide, South AustraliaAustraliaAustralia~47300%0164622 via a generic email (25.ii.2021)
SAMCTSAMCSouth African MuseumIziko Museum of Capetown (formerly South African Museum)Cape TownSouth AfricaAfrica1From Samways (several types deposited here)
SCAUSouth China Agricultural UniversityGuangzhouChinaAsiaKeith Wilson notes types are held here
SDEISDEISenckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches InstitutMünchebergGermanyEurope38001 known as Deutsch Entomologische Institut Eberswalde (DEIE)
SMEKSEMCSnow Museum of Entomology, University of KansasUniversity of Kansas, Snow Entomological MuseumLawrence, KansasUnited StatesNorth America1
SMFSMFSenckenbergische Naturforschende Gesselschaft Natur-MuseumForschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum SenckenbergFrankfurtGermanyEurope> 42.20091
LNKSMNKLandessammlungen für NaturkundeStaatliches Museum für Naturkunde KarlsruheKarlsruheGermanyEurope70002 lists the coden as LNKD
TAUTAUTel Aviv UniversitySteinhardt Museum of Natural HistoryTel AvivIsraelAsia1
TMHTMAGTasmanian MuseumTasmanian Museum and Art GalleryHobartTasmaniaAustralia69390%0?111000
TMTMSATransvaal MuseumDitsong National Museum of Natural History (formerly Transvaal Museum)PretoriaSouth AfricaAfrica22
UARCMuseo de Historia Natural, Universidad del AtlánticoBarranquillaColombiaSouth America?
UASCMuseo de Historia NaturalMuseo de Historia NaturalSanta CruzBoliviaSouth Americaworking on gathering information
UCDUCDCUniversity of California, DavisR.M. Bohart Museum of EntomologyDavis, CaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America12,130~16%~16%111
UMMZUMMZIUniversity of Michigan Museum of ZoologyUniversity of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Insect CollectionAnn Arbor, MichiganUnited StatesNorth America75,33296%0.34% Mark O'Brien;
also have 8 Allotypes and 56 paratypes not included in column count...
There are probably about 2000-3000 additional non-type specimens not in the columns representing the part of the Forster collection deposited here. Almost none of the Forster collection is digitized (except the types in the Garrison paper).
UNAMUNAMInstituto de Biologīa, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCNIN Colección Nacional de Insectos, Instituto de Biología, UNAMMexico CityMexicoMexico and Central America35,00070%10
USNMUSNMUnited States National Museum, Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History (USNM)Washington, DCUnited StatesNorth America110,654100%1%
WAMPWAMWest Australia MuseumWestern Australian Museum, Collections and Research CentreWelshpool, WAAustraliaAustralia~1500>90%011149320
YPMYPMPeabody Museum, Yale UniversityYale Peabody Museum of Natural HistoryNew Haven, ConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America640599%<1%100%3http://www.peabody.yale.edutypes are likely paratypes, cannot confirm at present
RAKBZFMKZoologisches Forschungsinstiut und Museum AlexanderZoologisches Forschungsmuseum "Alexander Koenig"BonnGermanyEurope> 18.000~90%0%171716100
BonnZFMKMuseum KoenigBonnGermanyEurope2 same Museum as line 19
ZISPZINZoological Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesSaint-PetersburgRussiaEurope
ZMAZMANZoölogisch Museum, AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlandsEurope22subsumed in Naturalis
ZMHZMHZoologisches Staatsinstiut und Zoologisches MuseumCentrum für Naturkunde, soon to be changed to Leibniz Institut zur Analyse des BiodiversitätswandelsHamburgGermanyEurope>730050%1%282817740 catalogue Henningsen et al. 2020, 84 type specimens of 44 species, Some lost
MKZMKRMuseum Konigsberg, West GermanyKönigsberg, Zoologisches MuseumKonigsbergRussiaAsia1contacted Oleg Kosterin (25.ii.2021); The "Museum Konigsberg, W Germany" is likely not correct. I suppose this refers to Königsberg (where Hagen was first working), the capital of eastern Prussia, which is since 75 years the Russian province of Kaliningrad; the city is also renamed into Kaliningrad. I don't know how much of the collection survived the war; Oleg may know.
ZMCZMUCZoological Museum of CopenhagenNatural History Museum of Denmark, University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmarkEurope13
ZMUHZMUHZoologische Institut und Zoologisches Museum, Universität von HamburgHamburgGermanyEurope730014
ZUMKZMUKZoologisches Universitats MuseumKielGermanyEurope~ 1000000100000 specimen labelled as type
ZSFQZSFQMuseo del Laboratorio de Zoología TerrestreLaboratorio de Zoología Terrestre, Universidad San Francisco de QuitoQuitoEcuadorSouth America783100%<1%
UAHodges Collection, University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AlabamaUnited StatesNorth America100000type attributed to this collection is actually in the FSCA
CZUESCZoological Collection Santa Cruz State UniversityBahia/ IlhéusBrazilSouth America20001
YUCYenching University CollectionBeijingChinaAsia1closed in 1952? Merged with Peking University
TMBTermeszettudomanyi MuzeumBudapestHungaryEurope1may be subsumed under NHMUS
KUCGEKyusyu University, College of General Education, Fukuoka FukuokaJapanAsia1
MCNCMuseo de Ciencias Naturales La SalleSan JoséCosta RicaNorth America2 Bill Haber (2/25/21); Bill provided contact information for Rodriguez
IRSMTInstitute de Recherche Scientifique de MadagascarTananariveMadagascarAfrica2KD: been there, collection largely destroyed; don't think there are any holotypes, but can maybe find out if pushed :o)
LSLLinnaean Society of LondonLondonUnited KingdomEurope2
BENBureau of EntomologyNanjingChinaAsia3same as NAUJ China, Jiangsu, Nanjing, Nanjing Agricultural University?
MCMHFMiné City Museum of History & FolkloreJapanAsia3
EMUAFEnt. Mus., Univ. Agric. University of Agriculture, FaisalabadLyallpurPakistanAsia3
IZASInstitute of Zoology, Academia SinicaBiodiversity Research Museum, Academia SinicaSinicaTaiwanAsia3
ZSUZhongshan Univesity/Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChinaAsia4 ZHANG
HTCHanzhong Teacher's CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyShaanxiChinaAsia4
KIUHKyusyu Imperial University, Fukuoka FukuokaJapanAsia4
MBUDTermészettudományi Múzeum AllattáraBudapestHungaryEurope5
ZMHZCZhejhiang MuseumZhejhiang Museum of Natural HistoryHang ZhouChinaAsia9
DZSEADepartmento de Zoologia del Suelo y EntomologiaMadridSpainEurope11
SIEShanghai Institute of EntomologyShanghaiChinaAsia17
_bibliobased on a biliographic reference25
_lostType is known to have been lost or destroyed124
_pcType is in a private collection223