Repository of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The IU Paleontology Collection is an international research resource that houses fossil materials for the purposes of research and teaching.
The Collection is under the umbrella of the Center for Biological Research Collections. The 5th floor of the Geological Sciences Building houses a fossil specimen repository with over 1.25 million specimens, as well as teaching and research collections. The Collection is available for study by the international scientific community. Our Collection contains type specimens that are accessible to the scientific community as prescribed by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (2000, Recommendations 72D, 72F).