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Division of Recent Invertebrates (Invertebrate Zoology)

The Collection of Recent Invertebrates consists of an estimated 500,000 specimens. Specimen information for 7% of the collection is available on-line, including data for the molluscs, odonates (dragonfles), and the bee genus Bombus. Electronic data will be made available for additional taxonomic groups as they are prepared.

Searches across specific fields can be preformed in the search boxes below. Click on "Catalog No." for detailed record information. If you need to retrieve complete specimen information, please contact the Department of Recent Invertebrates.

The Collection of Recent Invertebrates at the SNOMNH has been supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Research loans of specimens are available to qualified institutions. Contact Dr. Janet K. Braun or Dr. Katrina Menard for more information.

Search across the following fields: Family, Genus, Species, County/Territory, Year Collected or Catalog Number.

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