Auburn University Museum of Natural History Invertebrates (AUMNH-Invertebrates)

The Auburn University Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Collection consists of a wide range of taxa from all over the world. Our geographic foci lie in the Southeast U.S., with the great biodiversity of crayfish in Alabama, and in Antarctica. We have had several donations from private collections which have increased the geographic scope of the collection, but most of our accessions have been through University research and affiliated persons. The invertebrate collection contains representatives of most non-molluscan phyla, with a concentration in crayfish, echinoderms, and annelids.
Invertebrate Collections Manager: Nusrat Noor,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 August 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 14,453 specimen records
  • 12,647 (88%) georeferenced
  • 3,835 (27%) with images (5,133 total images)
  • 4,962 (34%) identified to species
  • 311 families
  • 593 genera
  • 695 species
  • 695 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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