Royal Ontario Museum Invertebrate Palaeontology Collection - Pteridophytes (ROM-ROMIP)

The ROM Invertebrate Palaeontology Collection is the second largest collection of this type in Canada (after the Geological Survey of Canada) and represents an irreplaceable systematic resource for researchers and students around the world about invertebrate fossils, fossilized plants, trace fossils, and microbial structures. The collection consists of about half a million specimens, including ca. 700 Holotypes, ca. 3,000 Paratypes, and ca. 10,000 figured and referred specimens.

The collection is global in scope with scientifically significant material spanning the entire geological column and holds the largest and most comprehensive Burgess Shale collection in the world on behalf of Parks Canada. Highlights of our collection are prominently featured in the newly opened Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life.

Collections Technician: Maryam Akrami,, 1-416-586-5502
Curator: Jean-Bernard Caron,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 December 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Copyright Royal Ontario Museum
Cite this collection:
Royal Ontario Museum Invertebrate Palaeontology Collection - Pteridophytes. Occurrence dataset (ID: 7937ae1a-3714-4af2-a21d-746b2885fee4) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal,, 2024-07-23).
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON   M5S 2C6
Collection Statistics
  • 25 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 3 families
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution