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The State of Paraná has a very rich history in studies that contemplate biodiversity, being known nationally and internationally by its researchers, mainly in zoological taxonomy.


Taxonline currently has zoological collections deposited in institutions at the municipal, state and federal levels. They are collections of the Federal University of Paraná, the Natural History Museum of Capão da Imbuia, the State Universities of Londrina, Maringá and Ponta Grossa,
the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná and Embrapa Floresta. They represent several taxonomic groups: insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, ascidians, cnidarians, crustaceans and fish, among others.


The Padre Jesus Santiago Moure Entomological Collection is the largest collection in the Network and the third largest collection of insects in Brazil. It currently has approximately seven million specimens of all insect orders. Padre Jesus Santiago Moure was one of the greatest Brazilian naturalists and contributed decisively to the recognition of the State as one of the country's most significant forces in studies on biodiversity. He was the founder of the Department of Zoology at the Federal University of Paraná, in 1938, the year of the foundation
of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the same university. Despite being an entomologist, it was the starting point for Marine Biology in Paraná in 1951, having worked hard for the creation of a Sea Studies Station.

From his studies in Insecta, more particularly bees, he founded the Padre Jesus Santiago Moure Entomological Collection (DZUP). Later, with the hiring of taxonomists in other animal groups, the number of zoological collections in the department increased, currently having collections of mammals, fish, sea squirts, crustaceans and cnidarians.

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Federal Institutions

State Institutions

Municipal Institutions

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Coleção Científica de Mastozoologia (DZUP/CCMZ)

Universidade Estadual de Ponta

Coleção de Artrópodes dos Campos Gerais do Paraná (CECG)

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Museu de História Natural Capão da Imbuia (MHNCI)


Coleção de Anfíbios da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná,  (RLUTF)

Universidade Estadual de Ponta

Coleção Malacológica da Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (CMO)

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Coleção de Ascidiacea do Departamento de Zoologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná (DZUP)

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Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (MZUEL)

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Coleção de Cnidaria do Departamento de Zoologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná (DZUP)


Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura (NUPELIA)

Coleção de Ictiologia da UNILA


Coleção de Oligoquetas Fritz Müller – Embrapa Florestas (COFM)

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Coleção Entomológica Ana Leuch Lozovei  (CEALL)

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Coleção Entomológica Danúncia Urban  (CEDU/UNILA)


Coleção Entomológica do Setor Palotina (CESP/UFPR)

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Coleção Entomológica Padre Jesus Santiago Moure (DZUP)

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Coleção Entomológica (UFFS-RE)

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Coleção Ictiológica da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, UTFPR, campus Santa Helena (CISH)

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Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada e Bioinvasões (LEBIO)

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Laboratório de Foraminíferos e Micropaleontologia Ambiental (LaFMA)


Museu de Ciências Naturais da UFPR (MCN)


Universidade Federal do Paraná

Centro Politécnico, Setor de Ciências Biológicas

Av. Cel. Francisco Heráclito dos Santos, 210, Jardim das Américas Mailbox 19020, Zip Code 81531-970, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.


Phone: +55 (41) 3361-1764


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