Natural History Collections

Reference library construction requires voucher specimens, and iBOL has benefited from access to specimens held by many natural history collections.


We highlight here institutions that have contributed more than 50,000 specimens for barcode analysis.

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics

Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

University of Pennsylvania

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Bernardino Rivadavia

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Natural History Museum, London

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