Royal Ontario Museum

Acronym: ROM


The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history,


  1. Green Plant Herbarium The Green Plant Herbarium holds in excess of 370,000 accessioned vascular plants. The collection, formerly at the University of Toronto, is now owned by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Department of Natural History...
  2. Herpetology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum
  3. Ichthyology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum The ROM ichthyology collection has over one million specimens of approximately 7,000 species from around the world. The collection currently holds over 93,000 catalogued lots, including 124 holotypes and 1,045 paratypes, with additional types being added regularly through both in-house and collaborative research...
  4. Mammalogy Collection - Royal Ontario Museum
  5. Ontario BioBlitz Species Records A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set- our species list...
  6. Ornithology Collection- Royal Ontario Museum Ornithology Collection Non Passeriformes and Ornithology Collection Passeriformes
  7. Palaeobiology - Vertebrate Comparative Osteology Collection Vertebrate Recent Osteology
  8. Palaeobiology - Vertebrate Fossils Collection The vertebrate fossil collection at the Royal Ontario museum consists of over 72,000 catalogued and databased fossil specimens of all vertebrate classes. Inventory and databasing of the fossil fishes is not yet complete however, so this number will grow in the near future...
  9. Royal Ontario Museum - Entomology Collection More than a million specimens of insects, arachnids and myriapods. Strong in aquatic groups of insects. Trichoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera (Simuliidae). Geographic representation is strong for North America and SE Asia
  10. Royal Ontario Museum Fungarium TRTC holds an estimated half a million fungal collections and about 1,000 type specimens, making it one of the most significant fungal depository in North America. Its holding is richest in Eastern Canadian material but has a worldwide representation.

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