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.
Contact: Eric Lazo-Wasem (eric.lazo-wasem@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 November 2018
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Collection Statistics
  • 139,619 specimen records
  • 49,348 (35%) georeferenced
  • 20,975 (15%) with images
  • 67,510 (48%) identified to species
  • 1,879 families
  • 4,007 genera
  • 9,266 species
  • 9,308 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics