About the Specimen Collection

PRI has a world-class collection, containing everything from modern and Cenozoic mollusks to one of the most comprehensive Paleozoic invertebrate collections in the United States.

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Our new Collections Database portal is under construction and will be launching soon. Please access our specimen records at iDigBio or GBIF. If you have questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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PRI's Database currently encompases the Type and Figured Specimen collection, which is the tenth largest of its kind in the country.

PRI Collections' Data Use Policy

Visiting the PRI Collection

To arrange to visit and use the PRI Collections, please contact:

Dr. Gregory P. Dietl
Director of Collections
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Phone: (607)273-6623 x17
Fax: (607)273-6620

Parking is free and inexpensive accomodations nearby can be arranged in most circumstances; please inquire.