Standard Institutional Codes back on ASIH website

John Bruner jbruner at UALBERTA.CA
Fri Feb 25 11:18:52 CST 2005


Standard Institutional Codes for Herpetology and Ichthyology Collections

        http://www.asih.org/index.html

Compiled from the following three publications:

Kottelat, Maurice, Nielsen, Jorgen G., and Nijssen, Han. 1993. Survey of
ichthyological resources in European museums and collections. Societas Europaea
Ichthyologorum Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munich, Germany 24. pp.

Leviton, Alan E., Gibbs, Jr., Robert H., Heal, Elizabeth, and Dawson, C. E.
1985. Standards in Herpetology and Ichthyology: Part 1. Standard Symbolic Codes
for Institutional Resource Collections in Herpetology and Ichthyology Copeia
1985(3):802-832.

Leviton, Alan E., and Gibbs, Jr., Robert H. 1988. Standards in Herpetology and
Ichthyology - Standard Symbolic Codes for Institutional Resource Collections in
Herpetology and Ichthyology supplement No. 1:additions and corrections. Copeia
1988(1):280-282.

Note: Leviton et al. (1985, 1988) incorrectly used the word "acronym" for the
abbreviations or codes or codons of the institutions.

Also, there are discrepancies between the above three papers for the codes IOS,
IOSBL, MG, MGHNL, MHNN, MTD, MTKD, NMB, NMBA, ZML, ZSM

For corrections contact:
John Clay Bruner jbruner at ualberta.ca

        John
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