Mollusca – University of Copenhagen

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Zoological Museum > Collections > Invertebrates > Mollusca


The collection of molluscs is one of the more important of the large, old collections in Europe, going back to King Frederik III's "Kunstkammer" from the 1650's.
Greater collectors were: L. Spengler, C.F. Schumacher, Count A.G. Moltke, and King Christian VIII. In the collection are not only types, but also original specimens for descriptions and illustrations in many publications, for instance: Regenfuss 1758, Chemnitz & Martini 1769-1829, Fabricius 1780, Forsskål 17??.

The collections of Cephalopoda and Ophistobranchia are especially well represented and the collection of prosobranch eggmasses is worth mentioning.

Responsible curator: Martin Vinther Sørensen