Laboratory of Geology

About the laboratory

Collections of fossil vertebrates, invertebrates except for insects and plants are housed in the laboratory of Geology. Collections of rocks and minerals also are kept. These collections now number about 28,000 (lots).
Because the fossil collections cover almost taxa of organisms, the size of specimens are widely variable, from whales over 20 meters to microscopic pollens or foraminifera.

Total number of specimens : 31,354(In 2003)