Collection

Apart of the exhibition section, the PSU museum also houses collections of organisms and fossils. Most of specimens came from teaching and research activities. These specimens are useful in natural history-related fields, including biology, ecology and in particular taxonomy. The obtained specimens will be preserved in international standard and cared by specialists. The collections can be divided into 5 groups, namely planktons, invertebrates (except insects), insects, vertebrates and fossils.

Collection

Number of specimens

Number of species

Number of species found in Thailand

% of species found in Thailand

Planktons

67

37

n/a

n/a

Invertebrates(exceptinsects)

       

Coral

n/a

200

428

44%

Crustacean

2,250

470

n/a

n/a

Seashell(dry)

1,300

400

n/a

n/a

Mollusc(wet)

2,000

n/a

n/a

n/a

Insects

       

Butterfly

10,100

950

1,291

74%

Springtail

n/a

61

n/a

n/a

Vertebrates

       

Fish

3,000

880

2,124

41%

Amphibian

1,376

83

141

59%

Reptile

613

148

325

46%

Bird

73

31

1,028

3%

Mammal

628

98

264

37%

Fossils

       

Plantfossil

178

n/a

n/a

n/a

Animalfossil

25

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total

20,000+

3,500+

   

 

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