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The Paleontology database contains 198,927 specimens and 47,085 images of specimens and cards.

Use this search form to query the database and view label data, general specimen locations, and images of the specimens and their cards. Not finding what you’re searching for? CLICK HERE for our search FAQ.

Search Instructions:
  • Search terms are not case-sensitive.
  • Partial values or ranges of values are accepted in most fields by using one of the operators below.
  • Precise localities are hidden from the public view. Generalized localities are displayed on the map as a red rectangle measuring 1 degree latitude by 1 degree longitude aligned to a fixed grid. The actual location may fall anywhere within this rectangle.
Not finding what you’re searching for? CLICK HERE for our search FAQ.
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>=Greater than or equal (numeric fields)
<Less than (numeric fields)
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!=Not equal to
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Notice and Disclaimer:
This site presents data and images of specimens in the paleontological collections of the University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (UWBM). The UWBM makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information, but cannot make warranties as to its accuracy. Outdated names, erroneous identifications, and erroneous locality information may still be included. Researchers are strongly encouraged to verify all data by direct examination of the specimens and records. We would appreciate notification of any discrepancies or errors ( or The UWBM and its staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data.

UWBM data may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of the museum’s executive director. If any of these records are used in an analysis or report, theUWBM must be notified, and the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Questions and comments about this site should be sent to or

The Paleontology databases contains some records and data that cannot be publicly released and are excluded from this search interface. Inquiries about restricted information should be directed to or

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