Jorge Vaz

Jorge Vaz (1917-2004) was a Brazilian malacologist, trained as health physician, and  active in medical malacology. He made surveys of freshwater molluscs, but his private collection incorporated marine and terrestrial species as well. After his death part of his collection was sold to different private collectors worldwide, but the remainder has now been incorporated in the Museu de Zoología da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP).

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The new MZSP acquisition comprises 2673 lots and most of it are shells only, but part of it is preserved in ethanol. Further studies should reveal the importance of this collection, being brought together during decades when Brazilian habitats were less degraded.

Reference:
Cavallari, D.C. & Simome, L.R.L., 2015. Incorporation of the Jorge Vaz collection into the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. – Strombus 22: 29–36.

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