Online Collection Database

The >700K specimen lots (2023) available digitally through the online database represent >95% of our collection. Sampled are cataloged with phylum-specific catalog numbers. Specimens from recent surveys are frequently accompanied by tissue samples and images. Tissues and genomic DNA are held in cryogenic storage, and most can be accessed online through the Genetic Resources Repository (GRR) database.  We have a substantial backlog of tissues that are not yet available through GRR. Making the large image collection available through the collection database is a current focus, funded by the NSF DigIn project; check back periodically for additions.

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Access: Visits, Loans, Accessions, Data

Please contact John Slapcinsky to arrange for collection visits or request loans.

Museum Collections Policies

Museum-wide guidelines for collections access and how to submit material for inclusion in the FLMNH collections.