The vertebrate collection contains about 40,000 specimens of >3200 species of fishes, birds, mammals, amphibiens, and reptiles. The material has been collected since ca. 1850, but with the bulk added during the last 70–80 years. Many of the recently collected samples are linked to tissue samples for DNA analysis.
Generally, objects are available for loan for scientific purposes with some limitations regarding size and type status. Equipped with suitable laboratory working space, we cordially welcome guest researchers at our facilities to study specimens in our collections.
For information on availability of specimens from the collections, please contact our curators: Nicolas Straube (Ichthyology) or Terje Lislevand (other vertebrates).