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 mid-sized collection dates from the early 1900's.
Contacts: Paula Cushing, Andrew Doll,,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 33,433 specimen records
  • 24,565 (73%) georeferenced
  • 1,143 (3%) with images (3,213 total images)
  • 31,795 (95%) identified to species
  • 540 families
  • 2,753 genera
  • 9,585 species
  • 9,910 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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.