Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

With more than two million fossil invertebrates (animals without a spinal cord), the Invertebrate Paleontology Collection provides a comprehensive record of marine life through time. The collection contains diverse specimens from all over the world, including molluscs, trilobites, sea-lilies, brachiopods, corals, and many other important fossil groups. The collection also proudly houses one of the largest stratigraphic collections in the world of Devonian specimens from Western Canada. The collection includes over 10,000 type specimens, and is used extensively for teaching and research activities within the scientific community. Many specimens from this collection are on display in the Paleontology Museum. These fossils are a valuable and engaging resource for students, researchers and the public.


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