Invertebrate Paleontology Details

Invertebrate Paleontology Details

The invertebrate paleontology collection is ranked among the top 20 largest fossil invertebrate collections in the country and has over 850,000 fossil invertebrate and microfossil specimens from all over the world, including more than 8,200 type or figured specimens. These specimens have been used for research by paleontologists for over 120 years. The collection has taxonomic strengths in Cambrian trilobites from Antarctica and the Great Basin, United States; Upper Paleozoic invertebrates of the mid-continent; Cambrian soft-bodied faunas from Utah; Mesozoic cephalopods from the mid-continent. Research access to the collections is arranged on a case-by-case basis. Please contact kumip@ku.edu for additional details.

Established: 
1884
Number of Specimens: 
900,000 specimens
Research Strengths: 
Phylogenetic patterns in arthropods; paleobiogeography; and the study of the Cambrian radiation
Curator: 
blieber
Collection Manager: 
ufarrell
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The collection may also be browsed online via our Specify 6 Web Portal, and the Paleontology Portal.