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: 21 January 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 143,509 specimen records
  • 50,696 (35%) georeferenced
  • 21,839 (15%) with images (44,577 total images)
  • 80,930 (56%) identified to species
  • 2,023 families
  • 4,923 genera
  • 13,274 species
  • 13,379 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - Chile
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