Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms Commonly Used in Catalog Citations

Tables: Abbreviations | Symbols | Type Depositories I | Type Depositories II

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biol.   biology
desig.   designation
distr.   distribution
emend.   emendation
info.   information
n.combo.   new combination
nom.nov.   new name
ressur.   resurrection
syn.   synonym
sp.   species
ssp.   subspecies
tax.   taxonomy
Type-loc.   type locality
var.   variety
lapsus (lapsus calami)   An error made by an author writing a text
Nomen Dubium   A name of unknown or doubtful application
Nomen Nudem   An unavailable name which therefore may be available for use at a later date.

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F   female
M   male
L   larva
P   pupa
E   egg
*   indicates stage illustrated at least in part

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Type Depositories I: Alphabetical by Abbreviation
A.   Collection of author of species
AM.   Division of Entomology, Zoological Museum, Amsterdam University, Netherlands.
AMC   Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Academy of Medical Science, P.L.A., P.R. China.
ANIC.   Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, Australia.
ANS.   Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
B.   Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland.
BA.   Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadaviall, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Now Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales. [Includes types formerly in MLP and MEPRA.]
BBM.   Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
BC.   Bigot Collection, in collection of J.E. Collin, Newmarket, Great Britain.
BEH.   Bureau of Entomology, Hangchow, China.
BM.   British Museum (Natural History), London, United Kingdom
BMC   Department of Parasitology, Bethune Medical College, Jilin. P.R. China.
BNI.   Barnhard-Nocht-Instituts fuer Schiffs- und Tropenkrankheiten, Hamburg, Germany.
CAS.   California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
CEIE.   Centro Ecuatoriano de Investigaciones Entomologicas, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Now non-existent.
CLM.   Central Laboratory, Redent, Mauritius.
CM.   Field Museum of Natural History (formerly Chicago Natural History Museum), Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
CMC.   Department of Parasitology, Chungshan Medical College, Canton, China.
CMNZ.   Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.
CMPHM.   Centro de Medicina Preventiva e Higiene Militar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. All types now in Duret private collection.
CMT.   Musee Royal de I'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Brussels, Belgium.
CNC.   Canadian National Collection, Ottawa, Canada.
CPRR.   Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou, Brazil. Present name of INER and DNER.
CRME.   Centre for Research in Medical Entomology.
CSIR.   Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Museum, Canberra, Australia.
CUMC.   Chinese Union Medical College, Peking, China.
DAC.   Department of Agriculture, Cairo, Egypt.
DEI.   Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Berlin-Friedrichshagen, Germany. Now IP, see.
DERM.   Labratorio de Entomologia de la Division de Endemias Rurales, Maracay, Venezuela. Replaces MDM.
DMB.   Division de Malariologia, Bogota, Colombia. If type still in existance, would be in Instituto Nacional Para Programas Especiales de Salud.
DMN.   Durban Museum, Natal, Republic of South Africa.
DMNZ.   Dominion Museum, Wellington, New Zealand.
DNER.   Departamento Nacional de Endemias Rurais, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now CPRR.
DPFA.   Division Profilaxia de Febre Amarela, Caracas, Venezuela. Types probably in DERM.
DPHU.   Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
DSIR.   Entomology Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Christchurch, New Zealand.
EIHU   Entomology Institute, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan.
EMD.   Laboratoire de Parasitologie de I'Ecole de Medecine de Dakar, Senegal.
EMH.   Ecole Medicale, Hanoi, Vietnam.
ESE   Entomological Society of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
ESPG.   Entomoteca de Sanidad Publica de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Now non-existent.
EUO.   Seccion de Entomologia, Departamento de Parasitologia y Microbiologia, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Oriente, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela.
FH.   Faculdade de Higiene e Saude Publica de Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, S.P., Brazil. Now Faculdade de Saude Publica.
FM.   Florence Museum, Florence, Italy. (Museo Zoologico, Universita degli Studi, Firenze.
FMI.   Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peking, China.
FMP.   Faculte de Medicine, University of Paris, Paris, France. Laboratoire de Parasitologie et Mycologie.
FMRP.   Departamento de Parasitologia da Faculdade de Medicina, Ribeirao Preto, S.P., Brazil.
FMSP.   Departamento de Parasitologia da. Faculdade de Medicina de Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, S.P., Brazil.
FSP   Faculdade de Saude Publica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
GDZ.   Department of Zoology, Glasgow University, Glasgow, Great Britain.
GLB.   Geneeskundig Laboratorium, Djakarta, Indonesia.
GMC   Biology Department, Guiyang Medical College, P.R. China
GML.   Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama City, Panama. All types now in USNM.
HIS.   Hygiene Institute, Skoplji, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
HM.   Kansallismuseo, Helsinki, Finland.
HNM.   Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary.
HUJ   Entomological Institiute, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido , Japan.
IB.   Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IBBA.   Instituto Bacteriologico del Departamento Nacional de Higiene, BuenosAires, Argentina. [This is the same as fNM and the collection is in the Departamento de Entomologia Sanitaria, Instituto Nacional de Microbiologia, Av. Venez Sarsfield 563, Buenos Aires, Argentina.]
IBSP.   Instituto Biologico, Sao Paulo, S.P., Brazil. No types now.
IEE.   Instituto Espana Entomologico, Madrid, Spain.
IERT.   Institut d'Enseignement et de Recherches Tropicales, Bondy, Seine, France. Now Centre de Faunistique de 1'O.R.S.T.O.M. a Bondy, 93-France. See SSC.
IF.   Institut fuer Planzenschutzforschung, Zweigstelle Eberswalde, Abteilung. Taxonomie der Insekten, formerly Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Schicklerstrasse 5, 13 Eberswalde, Germany.
IHC.   Instituto de Higiene, Caracas, Venezuela. Probably no types; 2 or 3 now in FH.
IHMT   Department of Entomology, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisbon , Portugal.
IID.   Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
IM.   Zoological Survey of India, Indian Museum, Calcutta, India.
IMP   E. I. Martsinovskiy Institute of Medical Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Moscow Russia (= MTI
IMEM.   Istituto Malariologia "Ettove Marchiafava", Rome, Italy.
INER.   Instituto Nacional de Endemias Rurais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Now CPRR.
INM.   Instituto Nacional de Microbiologia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
INPA.   Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas de Amazonia, Belem, Para, Brazil. No types now.
IOC.   Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
IPD   Institute of Parasitic Disease, Kweichow, P.R. China
IPS.   Institut de Parasitologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
IRSM.   Institut Recherche Scientifique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Madagascar.
ISET.   Laboratorio de Entomologia, Instituto de Salubridad y Enfermedades Tropicales, Mexico, D. F., Mexico.
ISN.   Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.
ISS.   Istituto Superiore de Sanita, Rome, Italy.
ITH.   Instituut voor Tropische Hygiene en Geographische Pathologie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
IZ   Institute of Zoology, Academica Sinica, Beijing, P.R. China.
IZAA.   Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences Kazakhstan, Alma Ata, U.S.S.R.
IZC.   Instituto Biologie "Juan Noe", Santiago, Chile.
K.   Christian-Albrechts Universitaet, Kiel, Germany.
KCB.   Kastenholz Collection, Bonn, Germany.
KIM   Kumming Institue of Medical Research, Kumming, P.R.China.
KLPH.   Kyoto Laboratory of Public Health, Kyoto, Japan.
KMC.   Biology Department, Kweiyang Medical College, Kweiyang, China.
KU.   Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan.
KZI   Kazakh Zoological Institute, Alma Ata, Kazakhstan.
LACM.   Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
LGUL.   Laboratoire de Geologie, Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France.
LM.   State Museum of Natural History, Leyden, Netherlands.
LPFM .   Laboratoire de Parasitologie de la Faculte de Medecine d"Alger, Universite D'Alger, Algeria. No longer existent; all remaining types in FMP.
LS.   University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
LSL.   Linnean Society of London, London, Great Britain.
LSTM.   Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, Great Britain.
LU.   Location unknown.
MCZ.   Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
MDM.   Museo de Division de Malariologia, Caracas, Venezuela. Now DERM.
MEPRA.   This collection is in the Instituto de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Facultad de Medicina, Paraguay 2200, Buenos Aires, Argentina. All types now in BA.
MHNC.   Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile. Types probably lost.
MIT.   Malaria Institute, Amani, Tanzania.
MLP.   Museo de la Plata, Argentina. All types now in BA.
MM.   Macleay Museum of Natural History, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
MMC.   Department of Parasitology, Seventh Military Medical College, China.
MNB   Palentologisches Museum, Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.
MNHP.   Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.
MNRJ.   Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, R.J., Brazil.
MRI.   Department of Entomology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
MSI.   Malaria Institute of India, Delhi, India. Collections transferred to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi, India (Reinert 1973e:32). See NICD.
MTI.   Moscow Tropical Institute, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
MU.   Museum, Madrid University School of Agriculture, Madrid, Spain.
NB.   Malaria Research Headquarters, Sabah, Malaysia.
NE.   Type non-existent.
NELS.   Same as NSIR.
NICD.   National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi, India.
NIV   National Institute of Virology, Sanderingham, South Africa.
NMC.   Naturwissenschaftlidhen Museum der Coburger Landestiftung, Coburg, Germany.
NML.   Museum, Escola Nacional de Saude Publica e de Medicina Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal.
NMM.   National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
NMST.   National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
NMW.   Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
NSIR.   Entomology Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Nelson, New Zealand. Now in Auckland.
NTU.   Institute of Tropical Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan.
NY.   New York State Museum, Albany, New York, U.S.A.
0.   Hope Collection, Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain.
PIA.   Institut Pasteur d'Algerie, Algiers, Algeria. No types. Now all in FMP.
PIB.   Institut Pasteur, Brazzaville, Congo.
PIG.   Institut Pasteur, French Guiana.
PIH.   Institut Pasteur, Hanoi, Vietnam.
PIP.   Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
PNM.   Philippine National Museum, Manila, Philippines.
RIE.   Department of Medical Zoology, Research Institute of Endemics, Nagasaki University, Japan.
RTMP   Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
RUM.   Universita Degli Studi, Rome, Italy.
SA.   South African Museum, Capetown, Republic of South Africa.
SAIM.   South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
SAM.   South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
SCL.   Shanghai Science Institute, Shanghai, China.
SGHMP.   Laboratoire d'Entomologie, Service General d'Hygiene Mobile et de Prophylaxie d'Afrique Occidentale Francaise, Bobo Dioulasso, Upper Volta.
SIP   Sichuan Institute of Parasitic Disease Control, Chengdu, P.R.China.
SM.   Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden.
SMC.   Department of Parasitology, Szechwan Medical College, Chengtu, China
SMMU.   Department of Parasitology, Second Military Medical University, China.
SMNS.   Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde in Stuttgart, Zweigstelle Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
SMT.   Staatliches Museum fuer Tierkunde, Augustusstrasse 2, 801 Dresden, Germany.
SNG.   Natur Museum und Forschungs Institut, Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany.
SPM.   Servico de Profilaxia da Malaria do Estado de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, S.P., Brazil. [All types transferred to FH.]
SSC.   Services Scientifiques Centraux de 11O.R.S.T.O.M., Entomologie Medicale Faunistique, 95, Bondy, France. Formerly designated IERT.
STMPR.   School of Tropical Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SU.   Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. All types in LACM.
TMDU.   Department of Medical Zoology, Tokyo Medical Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
TMMC   Department of Parasitology, Third Military Medical College, Chongquing, P.R.China.
TMP.   Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
TMRI.   Taiwan Provincial Malaria Research Institute, Nankang, Taipei County, Taiwan.
TMS.   Tomsk Malaria Station, Tomsk, Siberia, Russia.
TORINO.   Instituto e Museu di Zoologia, Universita Degli Studi, Torino, Italy.
UM.   Laboratorio de Entomologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad de Mexico, Mexico, D.F., Mexico.
UQ   University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
US.   School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
USNM.   United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
VBDK   Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya.
VMS.   Vladimir Malaria Station, Vladimir, Iyanovo, Russia.
VRL.   Veterinary Research Laboratory, Onderstepoort, Transvaal, Republic of South Africa.
WAM.   Museum of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
YIE   Yunan Institute of Epidemiology, Xiaguan, P.R.China.
YIM   Yunan Institute of Malaria Control, Simao. P.R.China.
ZIL.   Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, Russia.
ZM.   Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin, Germany.
ZMC   Universitetets Zoologiske Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
ZMM.   Central State Museum of Zoology, Moscow, Russia.

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Type Depositories II: Alphabetical by Country
Algeria   LPFMI, PIA.
Australia   ANIC, CSIR, MM, NMMI, SAM, UQ, US, WAM.
Austria   NMW.
Belgium   CMT, ISN.
Burkina Faso   SGHMP.
Canada   CNC.
Chile   IZC, MHNC.
Colombia   DMB.
Congo   FIB.
Denmark   ZMC.
Ecuador   CEIE.
Egypt   DAC, ESE.
Finland   HM.
French Guiana   PIG.
Great Britain   BC, BM, GDZ, LSL, LSTM, 0.
Guatemala   ESPG.
Hungary   HNM.
India   IM, MSI, NICD.
Indonesia   GLB.
Israel   DPHU.
Kazakhstan   IZAA, KZI
Kenya   VBDK.
Madagascar   IRSM.
Malaysi   NB.
Mauritius   CIM.
Mexico   ISET, UM.
Netherlands   AM, ITH, LM.
Panama   GML.
Philippines   PNM.
Portugal   IHMT, NML.
Puerto Rico   STMPR.
Republic of South Africa   DMN , NIV, SA, SAIM, TMP, VRL.
Senegal   EMD.
Spain   IEE, MU.
Sri Lanka   MRI.
Sweden   LS, SM.
Switzerland   B.
Taiwan   NTU, TMRI.
Tanzania   MIT.
Russia   IMP, MTI, TMS, VMS, ZIL, ZMM.
Venezuela   DERM, DPFA, EUO, IHC, MOM.
Vietnam   EMH, PIH.
Yugoslavia   HIS.