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: 12 October 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 144,122 specimen records
  • 51,329 (36%) georeferenced
  • 21,839 (15%) with images (44,577 total images)
  • 80,930 (56%) identified to species
  • 2,026 families
  • 4,940 genera
  • 13,343 species
  • 13,379 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.