Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

With more than two million fossil invertebrates (animals without a spinal cord), the Invertebrate Paleontology Collection in the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 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. These fossils are a valuable and engaging resource for students, researchers and the public.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Highlights of the collection are exhibited in the Paleontology Museum (B-01 Earth Sciences Building)
    • Monday to Friday (closed holidays): 8 am to 4 pm
    • Groups of five or more are requested to call in advance to confirm accessibility.
    • Group visits are welcome and available by appointment. Please call (780) 288-0109.
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