Type data base


  • First description of the species (author and title see list of bibliography)
  • Eschmeyer, W. N. & Fricke, R. (eds.) Catalog of Fishes electronic version (5 May 2011)
  • Website of the ichthyological collections
  • papers about collections. e.g.:
    - THIEL, R. & EIDUS, I. & NEUMANN, R. (2009): The Zoological Museum Hamburg (ZMH) fish collection as a global biodiversity archive for elasmobranchs and actinopterygians as well as other fish taxa. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25 (S1): 9-32
    - NEUMANN, D. (2006): Type Catalogue of the Ichthyological Collection of the Zoologische Staatssammlung München. Part I: Historic type material from the “Old collection”, destroyed in the night 24/25 April 1944. Spixiana, 29 (3): 259-285
    -  HOWE, J.C. & SPRINGER, V.G. (1993) Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 5: Sharks (Chondrichthyes: Selachii). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, (540): i-iii, 1-19


Link to the database



My thanks go to the following fish collections who supported me and checked the data:

  • -ZMH- Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (Homepage)
  • -NMW- Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Homepage)
  • -ZSM- Zoologische Staatssammlung München (Homepage)
  • -MW- Museum Wiesbaden, Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen (Homepage)
  • -ANSP- Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (Homepage)
  • -LACM- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Homepage)
  • -UF- Florida Museum of Natural History (Homepage)
  • -ZMA- Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam (Homepage)
  • -IRSNB- Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (Homepage)
  • -AMS- Australian Museum (Homepage)
  • -ARC- Atlantic Reference Centre (Homepage)
  • -SIO- Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Vertebrate Collection (Homepage)
  • -SAMA- South Australian Museum (Homepage)
  • -CMC- Canterbury Museum (Homepage)
  • -ZMUC- Københavns Universitet, Zoologisk Museum, Vertebrater, Fiskesamlingen (Homepage)
  • -CICIMAR- Colección Ictiológica del CICIMAR-IPN, La Paz, Baja Californis Sur Mexico (Homepage)
  • -MMF- Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal, Câmara Municipal do Funchal, Madeira (Homepage)

Link to google-maps with a list of the types:   Google Maps


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