Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

A black ridged trilobite fossil with a raised center spine and rounded head with several small raised rounded nodules.

Rounded circular fossil with a hollow centre, two overlapping edges, and a white tinged textured surface.

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.

Virtual Tour

As the University of Alberta is enacting additional safety measures regarding the state of public health emergency in Alberta, all museum collections will be closed until further notice.