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Harvard University: Museum of Comparative Zoology Type Database

Located at Harvard University, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) "insect type collection, one of the largest in North America, currently preserves the primary types of more than 28,000 species, representing 29 orders, 565 families, and 7, 578 genera." This database makes records from the MCZ insect type collection available to Internet users. Records include high resolution images, Type Label Data, Type Stage and Status, and, when available, Current Species Name. Site visitors can browse the enormous list of records, or use the search engine which has fields for Order, Name, Type Designation, Region and Label Data, and more. In addition, visitors can peruse smaller groupings of recently added and all-time-favorite type specimen images. This site also links to other Database Collections including the MCZ Amphibian, Reptile, and Fish Collections, as well as Orthoptera Species File Online, and New Zealand Hemiptera.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 30th, 1999
Date Of Record Creation
December 10th, 2004 at 10:13am
Date Of Record Release
January 10th, 2005 at 2:58pm
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