The Museum of Zoology is home to four collections: Amphibian and Reptile Collection, Ichthyology (Fish) Collection, Mammalogy Collection, Ornithology (Birds) Collection.

The Amphibian and Reptile Collection is an active teaching and research resource containing approximately 4,000 specimens. It holds the largest collection of preserved reptiles and amphibians from Alberta, as well as many exotic specimens from North America and around the world.

The Ichthyology (Fish) Collection contains more than 200,000 specimens, representing 40 orders and more than 200 families. The collection contains a wide variety of primitive and advanced fish from around the world as well as a comprehensive collection from Alberta.

With more than 10,000 specimens representing 16 orders and 76 families, the Mammalogy Collection's taxonomic and geographic scope spans the planet, with strong representation from Northwestern Canada.

The Ornithology Collection contains more than 7,000 bird specimens from around the world, with strong representation from Western Canada.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Global coverage

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the University of Alberta Museum of Zoology collection is 221,000.

Of these 33,936 are databased. This represents 15.4 % of the collection.

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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The University of Alberta Museum of Zoology collection has an estimated 221,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 15.4 % of these (33,936 records).

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