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NPL was created in 1999 as an answer to the increasing conservation and curation issues developing with the huge increase in collection size.

Collections placed in the care of TNSC mainly were derived from research at the BEG, the UTDGS and the Museum (TMM) itself. Other material came from orphaned collections within Texas. Numerous other collections have been contributed as donations.

Although an exact count has never been made, the collection is estimated to contain about 4 million specimens.

 

Main repository PRC33
This is the main repository on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY


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