Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS-INVERT)

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Marine Invertebrate Collection holds a diverse group of worldwide specimens, the largest portion being marine shells followed by terrestrial and freshwater shells, corals and echinoderms. The mid-sized collection dates from the early 1900's.
Contacts: Paula Cushing, Andrew Doll,,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 October 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 34,136 specimen records
  • 25,418 (74%) georeferenced
  • 1,304 (4%) with images (3,303 total images)
  • 32,410 (95%) identified to species
  • 549 families
  • 2,813 genera
  • 9,917 species
  • 10,266 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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