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.
Contacts: Eric Lazo-Wasem (eric.lazo-wasem@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 December 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 141,814 specimen records
  • 50,516 (36%) georeferenced
  • 20,931 (15%) with images (43,340 total images)
  • 80,814 (57%) identified to species
  • 1,762 families
  • 4,833 genera
  • 13,223 species
  • 13,330 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics