Invertebrate Paleontology And Micropaleontology
Invertebrate Paleontology + Micropaleontology Collections
The 3.6 million specimens making up the Invertebrate Fossil and Microfossils Collections are arranged stratigraphically. The fossils are largely marine in origin and include specimens from sites all over the world, but the emphasis is on material from western North America.
Fossils from Washington state include Cambrian trilobites and primitive molluscs, Paleozoic fauna from accreted terrains in the north eastern and north central part of the state, Cretaceous molluscs from the Islands, and a wealth of Cenozoic marine fossils from the coastal regions. The collections also include fossils from investigations into the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, from Europe, Tunisia and Antarctica.
Learn more about the invertebrate fossil and microfossil subcollections cared for and accessible through the Burke Museum in the listings below or search the online database.