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Division of Invertebrate Paleontology Archives

Call Number: IPAR.001260

Description of the Material

Includes a number of geologic maps (USA - Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah; Canada - Nova Scotia; India; South America), topographic maps (USA - California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming; Canada - Nova Scotia, Quebec; India; Peru), and other maps (USA - Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Utah; Canada - Quebec; Ghana; Saudi Arabia; Sweden - Gotland; Venezuela). Also includes locality information from unpublished and published locality registers and dissertations. Also includes photographs and slides of specimens, localities, and people (including J. E. Harding, GSA Fellows from 1889-1899, Charles Schuchert, Carl Dunbar, Giorgio Panella, Ed Leith, J. Brookes Knight, Russell Logie, G. Arthur Cooper, Percy Morris, Arthur Miller, Norman Newell, Chester Longwell, Berlen Moneymaker, Richard Lull, Perry Wilson, Adolph Knopf, George Lewis, and Richard Foster Flint). Also, field notebooks, specimen information, divisional correspondence, and other miscellaneous material.


  • 1861-2014


Language of Materials

In English.


25 Linear Feet

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The archives of Division of Invertebrate Paleontology.

Biographical Sketch

The Yale Peabody Museum?s collection of invertebrate fossils is one of largest in the United States, in volume and in geographic, stratigraphic and taxonomic representation. The holdings of the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology represent more than 350,000 specimen lots, approximately 4 million individuals. A total of 35,000 are type specimens; about 4,500 are the basis of new species descriptions. Over 300,000 specimen lots are available in the online specimen index; all known type specimens are included.

Strengths of the collections include Early Paleozoic faunas from Maritime Canada and the Appalachians, Late Paleozoic faunas from the Mid-Continent and Western North America, and Mesozoic mollusks from the western interior of the United States. Among the Division?s notable collections are:

The Schuchert Collection of brachiopods, which includes the collections of Fred Braun, W.H. Twenhofeland Darling K. Greger (to name a few)

Trilobites from the Beecher?s Bed Lagerstatten.

The June R. P. Ross Collection of bryozoa.

The Charles A. Ross Collection of fusilinida.

Historical collections from Anticosti Island, Canada (collected by W.H. Twenhofel and Charles Schuchert)

Several large collections of Devonian brachiopods and mollusks from New York State and the central United States (collected by Thayer, Bambach and others).

Division of Invertebrate Paleontology Archives
Edited Full Draft
Samantha Murphy
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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