AAM specimen numbers are unique identifiers (LSIDs = Life Science Identifiers) currently employed by Torsten Dikow to identify individual specimens in taxonomic and phylogentic projects. ‘AAM’ is an abbreviation for ‘Apioceridae Asilidae Mydidae’ representing the family-group taxa that are being investigated.
Each AAM specimen number consists of the ‘AAM’ abbreviation, a hyphen (dash), and a unique 6-digit number.
‘AAM-000004’, for example, uniquely identifies a male specimen of Cacatuopyga basifascia (Walker, 1859) from Wawa Karaeng in Indonesia that is deposited in the ZMHB. See image here.