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: 25 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 132,316 specimen records
  • 48,031 (36%) georeferenced
  • 1,696 (1%) with images
  • 47,181 (36%) identified to species
  • 1,664 families
  • 2,956 genera
  • 5,566 species
  • 5,287 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics