Palaeontological collection (PMO) at UiO NHM, Oslo

Latest version published by University of Oslo on Oct 12, 2022 University of Oslo
Publication date:
12 October 2022
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University of Oslo
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The database contains records of fossil specimens in the palaeontological collections of the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. Basically, they originate from anywhere in the world, but the majority of objects comes Norway, including Svalbard. The collection comprises both unpublished and published material, including a considerable number of type specimens. The collection is continuously augmented in connection with ongoing research projects.

Data Records

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Oslo. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b2522b78-18ec-4ba6-ba16-9c9e215ce9e6.  University of Oslo publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Observation


Hans Arne Nakrem
  • Originator
University of Oslo
PO Box 1172 Blindern
Franz Josef Lindemann
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
University of Oslo
Hans Nakrem
  • Point Of Contact
University of Oslo
0316 Oslo Oslo
Rukaya Johaadien

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Fossils of all phyla

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b2522b78-18ec-4ba6-ba16-9c9e215ce9e6