organizing biological collections

Santiago Madrinan samadrin at UNIANDES.EDU.CO
Thu Sep 9 13:20:44 CDT 2004

Dear Taxacomers,

At the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, we are establishing a small 
natural history museum, with botanical, entomological, ornithological, 
ichtyological, and mammal specimens mainly of neotropical origin.

Before we start shelving the specimens, we would like to inquire on the 
various ordering schemes in which specimens are held in different 
institutions.  As a botanist, I will use a phylogenetic order based on 
APG for flowering plants, but what about the other groups?

We would appreciate your input on this subject.

Best wishes,


Santiago Madriñán, Ph.D.
Profesor Asociado
Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas
Universidad de los Andes
Apartado Aéreo 4976
Bogotá, D.C.

Tel: +57(1)339-4949, ext. 2729
Fax: +57(1)332-4448

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