Yale Peabody Museum - Invertebrate Zoology (YPM-IZ)

Primary strengths of the Division of Invertebrate Zoology include large holdings of Western Atlantic invertebrates represented not only by recently acquired specimens, but also by a strong historical component dating to the late 1800s, totaling approximately 3 million individuals, thousands of which are the type specimens of species new to science.

Contacts: Eric Lazo-Wasem, eric.lazo-wasem@yale.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale University Peabody Museum
Cite this collection:
Yale Peabody Museum - Invertebrate Zoology. Occurrence dataset (ID: cf4aac06-5ed6-4432-a57b-4b04ce9c058b) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 678 specimen records
  • 308 (45%) georeferenced
  • 91 (13%) with images (307 total images)
  • 354 (52%) identified to species
  • 169 families
  • 143 genera
  • 166 species
  • 166 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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