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: 12 October 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 31,230 specimen records
  • 21,616 (69%) georeferenced
  • 1,135 (4%) with images (1,571 total images)
  • 28,746 (92%) identified to species
  • 494 families
  • 2,562 genera
  • 8,698 species
  • 8,866 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
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.