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AM

Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

BITU

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Toyama University, Toyama, Japan

BMNH

Natural History Museum (formerly British Museum (Natural History)), London, England 

BPBM

Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

CAS

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA

CAS(SU)

Stanford University Collections in California Academy of Sciences, California, USA

CMNZ

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

COM

Colombo Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka

CSTIU

Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

GMNH

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Genève, Switzerland

IN

Indian Museum, Calcutta, India

IOAN

Shirshov Institute of Oceanography, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

KIUJ

Kyusu University, Fukuoka, Japan

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

MGH

Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg (now in ZMH), Germany

MNH

Musei Nationalis Hungarici, Budapest, Hungary

MNHP

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

MZUT

Museo e Instituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell'Università di Torino, Turin, Italy

NAP

Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica (formerly National Academy of Peiping), Beijing, People's Republic of China

NHM

Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland 

NHMW

Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria (= Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria) (= NHMV, VNHM, ZMV)

NHRM

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden (= NHRS, NRMS, NRS) 

NMNZ

National Museum of New Zealand (formerly DMNZ), Wellington, New Zealand

NMV

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (official acronym for Museum Victoria; see also MV)

NSMT

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo (formly National Science Museum (Natural History), Tokyo, Japan)

NTM

Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

NZOI

New Zealand Oceanographic Institute, Wellington, New Zealand

OMNH

Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka, Japan

OMNZ

Otago Museum, Otago, New Zealand

QM

Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

QVM

Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

QVMS

Queen Victoria Memorial Museum, Salisbury, Zimbabwe

RIB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium

RMNH

Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie), Leiden, Netherlands

SAM

South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

SAMA

South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

SMF

Naturmuseum und Forschungsinstitut, Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, German

SMNH

Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History, USA

SMNS

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, German

TIU

Tokyo Imperial University, Tokyo, Japan

TM

Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa

TMAG/TMH

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

USCP

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

USNM

US National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

UZMO

Zoologisches Museum Universitäts Oslo, Oslo, Norway

VNM

Vanderbilt Marine Museum, Long Island, New York, USA

VUW

Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (see also VUC)

WAM

Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum 'Alexander Koenig', Bonn, Germany

ZIUL

Zoologisches Institut der Universität, Leipzig, Germany

ZIUS

Universitets Stockholm, Sweden

ZIUT

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

ZIUU

Uppsala Universitets Zoologiska Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

ZMA

Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (collection now housed at Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands)

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

ZMG

Zoologisches Museum, Göttingen, Germany

ZMH

Zoologisches Museum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

ZMLU

Universitets Lund, Lund, Sweden

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

ZSM

Zoologische Staatssammlung des Bayerischen Staates, München, Germany