KU Museum of Invertebrate Paleontolo…

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KU Museum of Invertebrate Paleontology

Description

The University of Kansas invertebrate paleontology collection is ranked among the top 10 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.

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Administrative contact
Bruce Lieberman Lieberman
Curator
KU Biodiversity Institute Dyche Hall, Lawrence, KS US, 66045 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785 864 2741
Metadata author
Una Farrell
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute Lindley Hall 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785 864 2747
Originator
Una Farrell
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute Lindley Hall 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785 864 2747

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University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

Publication Date

Jun 5, 2014

Registration Date

Mar 30, 2009

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KU Biodiversity Institute IPT

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Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes representatives of all major invertebrate groups, with emphasis on the groups listed below, in addition to ichnofossils.

PHYLUM
Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera, Foraminifera, Cnidaria

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Geographic Coverage

The collection has representatives from all continents. The strength of the collection lies in fossils from the mid-continent USA, in particular Kansas, in addition to specimens from Utah/the Great Basin, and Antarctica.

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Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute