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Recent Comparative

Jean Andrews Shell Collection

J.A. Singley and H.G. Askew Collection

H.B. Stenzel Genotype Collection

Texas Parks and Wildlife Mussel Collection

Marine Science Institute Collection

Other Recent Collections

Recent (i.e.: non-fossil) specimens are an important part of the collections. 

They allow us to compare living (extant) forms with their fossil relatives. Hence the term 'Recent comparative collections'

They also enable us to track the effects of recent environmental changes on biodiversity.

 

Carrier shell
This carrier shell is almost completely masked with other shells glued to the exterior

 

Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY


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