Posted 4/3/2011 12:04 AM by John Demboski | Comments
The DMNS conchology (shell) collection includes nearly 18,000
lots (or groups of shells). The first donation of shells was
recorded in 1904 and the collection has grown primarily through
donations from collectors. Most of the specimens represent marine
species with a smaller number of freshwater and terrestrial
animals. The shells come primarily from the Caribbean, western
Mexico, and the South Pacific.