Various Groups of invertebrate animals (no insects)

The type collections of various invertebrate groups include a mixture of species from all over the world, dating mostly from the start of the 20th century. They stem mostly from expeditions and field trips undertaken by the Natural History Museum Basel.

The collection is made up of various individual specimens and smaller type series. The taxa were taken literally from the catalogue. There has been no check of validity or synonymisation. We are happy to accept advice.

The individual catalogues comprise the following groups (with countries, collectors, editors and authors):

Isopoda (woodlice)
Material from New Caledonia, Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), Sumba, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Oman
Principal authors: Dollfus, Verhoeff, Lanza, Taiti, Ferrara & Kwon, Bourdon, Chappuis & Delamare-Deboutteville

Nematoda (round worms)
Material from Europe, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Principal author: Kreis

Clitellata (collar worms)
Material from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), New Caledonia and Saudi Arabia
Principal authors: Augener, Kinzelbach & Rückert, Michaelsen

Corallia (corals)
Material from the Red Sea
Principal author: Klunzinger

Acanthocephala (thorny-headed worms)
Material from New Caledonia
Principal author: Porta

Plathelminthes (flatworms)
Material from Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), India, Colombia and New Caledonia
Principal authors: Baer, de Beauchamp, von Graff, Fuhrmann, Krsmanovic, Schröder, Zschokke

Nemertini (ribbon worms)
Material from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
Principal author: Isler

Porifera (sponges)
Material from Sulawesi (formerly Celebes)
Principal authors: Thiele, Weltner

Echinodermata (echinoderms)
Material from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
Principal authors: Sarasin, Döderlein