The University of Iowa
Paleontology Repository

Collection Databases

Search the Collection Databases:

Our Specimen Database can be searched via the Paleontology Portal website under "Collections." Please note that currently only 10% of our collection is available on-line! Only current species identifications are shown in the Paleoportal search.

Search the UI Paleontology Repository Specimen Database

(for cited material and latest aquisitions)

Please contact us if you need help with a query.

  Specimens are catalogued using SPECIFY Collections Management software, customized to our requirements by Specify staff at the University of Kansas. Approximately 10% of the collection has been entered so far, with emphasis on type and cited material and latest acquisitions.
  The Specify catalog has inherited some of the design of the previous DBase catalog that was used. As a result, cited specimens often have a separate record for each citation.

UI Paleontology Repository Holdings Catalogue

(for basic information on entire collection)


We are currently editing records to our desired standards, and are working with Specify staff to create queries that work specifically with our version of the database.

UI Paleontology Repository Digital Collections

search images of selected specimens through the Iowa Digital Library

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