Auburn University Museum of Natural History Invertebrates (AUMNH-Invertebrates)

The Auburn University Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Collection consists of a wide range of taxa from all over the world. Our geographic foci lie in the Southeast U.S., with the great biodiversity of crayfish in Alabama, and in Antarctica. We have had several donations from private collections which have increased the geographic scope of the collection, but most of our accessions have been through University research and affiliated persons. The invertebrate collection contains representatives of most non-molluscan phyla, with a concentration in crayfish, echinoderms, and annelids.
Invertebrate Collections Manager: Nusrat Noor, njn0012@auburn.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 February 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,853 specimen records
  • 7,247 (82%) georeferenced
  • 3,117 (35%) identified to species
  • 256 families
  • 395 genera
  • 437 species
  • 437 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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This project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled "Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy" (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.