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 collection dates from the early 1900's. Nearly all of the approximately 16,000 lots are cataloged.
Contacts: Paula Cushing (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 November 2019
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 28,152 specimen records
  • 17,318 (62%) georeferenced
  • 993 (4%) with images
  • 24,211 (86%) identified to species
  • 475 families
  • 2,094 genera
  • 6,933 species
  • 7,011 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
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