Welcome to PILSBRy!

PILSBRy (Pacific Island Land Snails Biodiversity Repository) is a consortium of six malacology collections across the United States. Our aim is to develop a comprehensive resource that will enable time-sensitive assessment of the systematics and conservation status of Pacific Island Land Snails, one of the most extraordinarily diverse, endangered and understudied taxon in the world. Not having been comprehensively studied for more than 100 years, Pacific Island Land Snails are under major threat from extinction and a database is needed for conservation assessments and identification of the remaining fauna.

Participants of this project include: the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel, Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Florida Museum of Natural History, and the Field Museum.

PILSBRy recognizes the use of diacritical markings of modern Pacific languanges including the glottal stop ['] and the macron [ō]. However we have omitted these markings throughout our website to ensure the best online experience for our local, national and international users. We recognize the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of the Pacific Islands and respectfully use diacriticals in all of our printed communications beyond the online platform. -Diacritical statement adopted from NTBG.

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