Yale Peabody Museum - Invertebrate Paleontology (YPM-IP)

The Yale Peabody Museum's collection of invertebrate fossils is one of largest in the United States, in volume and in geographic, stratigraphic and taxonomic representation. The holdings of the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology represent more than 350,000 specimen lots, approximately 4 million individuals. A total of 35,000 are type specimens; about 4,500 are the basis of new species descriptions. Over 300,000 specimen lots are available in the online specimen index; all known type specimens are included.

Contacts: Susan Butts, susan.butts@yale.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
YPMIP-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale University Peabody Museum
Cite this collection:
Yale Peabody Museum - Invertebrate Paleontology. Occurrence dataset (ID: 444aa9ba-113d-4a05-b2af-d0267dbf4dc9) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 1,982 specimen records
  • 1,936 (98%) georeferenced
  • 265 (13%) with images (265 total images)
  • 16 (0.81%) identified to species
  • 87 families
  • 12 genera
  • 6 species
  • 6 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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