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Carnegie Museum of Natural History maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of millions of objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity.

The online collection site provides access to selected data and images from the museum collection. The online collection database is continually under development.

Please note: We are continually updating taxonomy and checking specimen identifications and associated information, but outdated names, mistaken identifications, and erroneous localities inevitably occur. We urge investigators to verify all data by direct examination of the specimens, and we appreciate notification of discrepancies.

Amphibians & Reptiles 


  • Collection Information  
  • Collection Manager Deb Harding  
  • American Indian Hall specimens online (currently offline)
  • South American Indian Clothing and Ornamentation specimens online (currently offline)



Invertebrate Paleontology 

Invertebrate Zoology 




Vertebrate Paleontology