J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History Herbarium (MIN)

The Bell Museum has exceptional scientific collections. Nearly 4 million specimens—mammals, birds, fishes, plants, mollusks and insects—provide opportunities for research and learning. From Eurasia to South America, Bell Museum scientists collect specimens to build the museum's biological collections, which serve as an international library for scientific research. In addition to collections from around the globe, the Bell Museum has the largest collection documenting Minnesota's biodiversity.
Contact: David J. McLaughlin, Curator of Fungi (davem@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 February 2018
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 77,730 occurrence
  • 36,363 (47%) georeferenced
  • 77,318 (99%) with images
  • 70,419 (91%) identified to species
  • 31 families
  • 38 genera
  • 1,236 species
  • 1,467 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics