University Museum of Bergen

Vertebrate collections

The vertebrate collections contain about 21.000 samples of 3.174 species. An addtional collection of vertebrate bones is kept in a separtate unit, the Ostelogical collections.

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The oldest specimens date back to about 1850, but the bulk of the material has been deposited over the last 70-80 years. The specimens are available for loan to scientific institutions for the purpose of scientific study. Large specimens (> 2 kg) are normally not available for loan. However, we may offer good facilities for visitors to study such specimens free of charge. For more information please contact responsible curator (Ingvar Byrkjedal).