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: 4 January 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 145,058 specimen records
  • 52,015 (36%) georeferenced
  • 22,104 (15%) with images (89,183 total images)
  • 81,944 (56%) identified to species
  • 2,029 families
  • 4,953 genera
  • 13,385 species
  • 13,489 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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