The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) "Mollusk Collection contains over 105,400 catalogued specimens, most of which were collected in Illinois and the southeastern United States. The collection is 90% freshwater species (mussels, fingernail clams, and snails) and 10% terrestrial species (snails)." This INHS website allows visitors to search the Mollusk Collection Database and offers search fields for Genus species, Stream, Drainage, County, State, Year, and more. The site also links to contact information for mussel researchers in locations around the world, and to the Mollusk Bibliography Database (reported on in the June 6, 2001 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) which contains more than 11,000 references related to freshwater mollusks. In addition, links are provided to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, and to the UNIO Listserv, an electronic mailing list for researchers, scientists, and students interested in freshwater unionid mussels.


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