Standard Symbolic Codes for Institutional Resource Collections in Herpetology & Ichthyology

The current list (v. 5.0) can be downloaded below as PDF or Excel file, the latter for sorting with additional worksheets providing documentation and lists of personal communications and literature cited.

Abbreviations typically refer to institutions (e.g., KU for University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute) rather than collections (e.g., KUI for Ichthyological Collection at KU), although the latter is sometimes noted, particularly for fossil collections (e.g., KUVP for University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Vertebrate Paleontology Collection).

The current list should be cited as:

Sabaj Perez, M.H. (editor). 2014. Standard symbolic codes for institutional resource collections in herpetology and ichthyology: an Online Reference. Version 5.0 (22 September 2014). Electronically accessible at http://www.asih.org/, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Washington, DC.

Older versions of above list should be deleted.

Citations of "http://www.asih.org/node/204" should be avoided, as that URL no longer links to a list of collection codes.

Please send additions, corrections and updates, however minor, to Mark Sabaj Perez at sabaj [at] ansp [dot] org (subject: ASIH%20Collection%20Codes) . Equally welcome is confirmation that a particular abbreviation remains in current use or disuse.

Primary sources for the current list include an older version compiled by John Clay Bruner in 2005 and:

  • Leviton, A.E., R.H. Gibbs, Jr., E. Heal & C.E. Dawson. 1985. "Standards in herpetology and ichthyology: Part I. Standard symbolic codes for institutional resource collections in herpetology and ichthyology". Copeia 1985 (no. 3): 802-832.
  • Leviton, A.E., & R.H. Gibbs, Jr. 1988. "Standards in Herpetology and Ichthyology. Standard symbolic codes for institution resource collections in herpetology and ichthyology." Copeia 1988 (no. 1): 280-282.
  • Poss, S.G., & B.B. Collette. 1995. Second survey of fish collections in the United States and Canada. Copeia 1995 (no. 1): 48–70.
  • Fricke, R., & W.N. Eschmeyer. 2010. "A guide to Fish Collections in the Catalog of Fishes database." On-line version of 15 January 2010.

Acknowledgments

For comments and suggestions on v 5.0, thanks to: William D. Anderson, Jr., Gloria Arratia, Hipocrates Chalkidis, David Cundall, Byron J. Freeman, Eli Greenbaum, James Hanken, Sarah Huber, Kei Miyamoto, Mariana Morando , Hiroyuki Motomura, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Heather L. Prestridge, Rob Robins, Alexandra M. Snyder, Leandro Sousa, Victor Springer, Lou Van Guelpen, James Anyelo Vanegas-Rios, Matthew D. Wagner.

For comments and suggestions on v 4.0, thanks to: Mahmoud Aboukheir, Ana Almendariz, Franco Andreone, Jose L. O. Birindelli, Giovanni Boano, Paulo A. Buckup, Marcel Rodrigo Cavallaro, Luis Coloma, Cristina Cox Fernandes, Andrew J. Crawford, Mrinal Das, Ronald de Ruiter, Juan M. Diaz de Astarloa, Maria Dimaki, Robert E. Espinoza, Rick Feeney, Elena Gavetti, Gabriela Hogue, Kazumi Hosoya, Yukio Iwatsuki, G. David Johnson, Hans Viborg Kristensen, Leon Yun-Chih Liao, Fernando Lobo, Lynda Loucks, Paulo H.F. Lucinda, Heok Hee Ng, Larry M. Page, Andrea Polanco, Rocio Rodiles-Hernandez, Jay M. Savage, Stefano Scali (via Edoardo Razzetti), Angel Sosa, Camm C. Swift, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Christine Thacker, Stan Trauth, Leandro Villa-Verde, Brian Zimmerman. Special thanks to Edoardo Razzetti for reviewing records on collections in Italy, and Hong-Ming Chen for reviewing records on collections in Taiwan.

For comments and suggestions on v 3.0, thanks to: James Albert, Salvador Bailon, Diego Baldo, Bruce Bauer, Andy Bentley, John Clay Bruner, Angelo Capparella, Marcel Rodrigo Cavallaro, Christy Classi, Guarino Rinaldi Colli, Robert A. Daniels, Sandy Echternacht, Hector Espinosa Perez, Michael S. Finkler, David M. Green, Laurence M. Hardy, Karsten Edward Hartel, Dean A. Hendrickson, Gabriela Hogue, Richard King, Francisco Kolenc, Hans Viborg Kristensen, Sven Kullander, Travis J. LaDuc, Adam D. Leache, Peter Lindeman, Meredith Mahoney, Raul Maneyro, Jim I. Mead, Nicola Novarini, John Reiss, Douglas Rodriguez Olarte, Ronald de Ruiter, Gento Shinohara, Alexandra M. Snyder, Carol Spencer, Mark Steinhilber, Masayuki Sumida & David B. Wake.

For comments and suggestions on previous versions, thanks to: Henry Agudelo-Zamora, William D. Anderson, Jr., Jonathan Armbruster, Stevan J. Arnold, Raoul Bain, Andrew Bentley, Wolfgang Bohme, Ursula Bott, John Clay Bruner, Brooks Burr, Janalee P. Caldwell, Alfredo Carvalho-Filho, Marcel R. Cavallaro, Joseph T. Collins, Chip Cotton, David L. Cundall, Luiz J. de Queiroz, Michael Doosey, Harold Dundee, William Eschmeyer, Balazs Farkas, Oscar Flores-Villela, Brian Gill, Ned Gilmore, Gavin Hanke, Art Harris, Amy Henrici, Eric Hilton, Ivan Ineich, Vladimir E. Kharin, Seishi Kimura, Chaiwut Krudpan, Luiz R. Malabarba, Edith C. Marsh-Matthews, Mark McGrouther, Rafael Miranda, Jan Mol, Hiroyuki Motomura, Michael Newbrey, Truong Nguyen, Leslie Rissler, Mark-Oliver Rodel, Rocio Rodiles-Hernandez, Stephen P. Rogers, Albert E. Sanders, Jay M. Savage, Guenter A. Schuster, Frank J. Schwartz, Brian Sidlauskas, Darrel E. Snyder, Travis W. Taggart, Donald Taphorn and Tom Trnski.

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cleared and stained female salamanderfish
Scarlet kingsnake eating a green anole
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