Yale University Peabody Museum (IZ-YPM)

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.
Contact: Eric Lazo-Wasem (eric.lazo-wasem@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 December 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 138,133 specimen records
  • 49,093 (36%) georeferenced
  • 9,176 (7%) with images
  • 58,779 (43%) identified to species
  • 1,847 families
  • 3,262 genera
  • 6,568 species
  • 6,608 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics