Invertebrate collections, UiB

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The Invertebrate Collections is one of the University Museum of Bergen’s large collections of scientific zoological material. “Invertebrates” is a traditional grouping for animals without a backbone. At our museum, like in many other scientific collections, invertebrates are the remaining part of the animal kingdom when vertebrates, insects, spiders and millipedes (entomology) have been accounted for. A large part of our collection consists of marine invertebrates from Norwegian waters, but it also includes material from all over the globe, and some limnic and terrestrial groups. These web pages currently include material from some of our most recent projects supported by the The Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative; Artsprosjekt_29-17_SeaslugSouthernNorway_2018 (Nudibranchia) Artsprosjekt_25-17_AnDeepNor (Polychaeta) Artsprosjekt_55-12_PolyNor (Polychaeta) Artsprosjekt_15-18_Hardbunnsfauna (various groups) Artsprosjekt_24-19_HYPCOP_2019 (Copepoda) Artsprosjekt_4-23_NorDigBryo (Bryozoa) Artsprosjekt_3-20_Ventseepfauna More records from other sub-collections will be added in the near future.

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Occurrence; Specimen; musit-norway


University of Bergen
Katrine Kongshavn
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Head Engineer, Department of Natural History
University Museum of Bergen
Manuel António E. Malaquias
  • Point Of Contact
Professor, Department of Natural History
University Museum of Bergen
Jon Anders Kongsrud
  • Point Of Contact
Senior engineer, Department of Natural History
University Museum of Bergen
Rukaya Johaadien

Geographic Coverage

The majority of material is from Norway, but the collections also include material from the rest of the world

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

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1850s-current

Project Data

No Description available

Title Invertebrate collections, UiB

The personnel involved in the project:

Manuel António E. Malaquias

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers ce697b4c-7803-47d8-81bd-5a172f4960b5