The Geological Museum of the Seminary of Barcelona was founded in 1874. It is an institution of the Catholic Church. Firstly, it was a Natural Science Cabinet, but it was transformed in a Palaeontological Museum and Laboratory at XIX century. Nowadays, this museum mainly houses fossil inveretebrates and tries to balance the scientific works (dominant aspect) with the exhibition of the collections. Although, the biggest collection of the Museum is integrated by fossil invertebrates, it has smaller collections of vertebrates, Palaeobotany, Malacology, minerals and rocks, as well.

Información general

1- Preservation of the housed fossils, 2- Taxonomical, biostratigraphical and paleobiogeographical studies, 3- Divulgation of the studies.

Puntos fuertes

1- To relate fossils to stratigraphical contexts, 2- To re-examinate older taxonomical determinations and to value the rigth identification, 3- Other related to the objetives of the organization

Restricciones de uso

No restrictions except to the actions that have a negative effects on founds and economy of the Museum

Restricciones de acceso

Collections are free to scientific researchers. The Museum does not lend type specimens

Cobertura taxonómica
Nombres científicos

algunos/as Arthropoda, algunos/as Brachiopoda, algunos/as Bryozoa, algunos/as Cnidaria, algunos/as Echinodermata, algunos/as Mollusca, algunos/as Porifera, algunos/as Vertebrata.

Nombres comunes

anfibios, algunos/as braquiópodos, algunos/as briozoos, algunos/as corales, algunos/as crinoideos, estrellas de mar, erizos de mar, dólares de arena, crustáceos, algunos/as esponjas, algunos/as foraminíferos, algunos/as insectos, mamíferos, algunos/as moluscos (escafópodos, gasterópodos, pelecípodos, cefalópodos), algunos/as peces, algunos/as plantas, reptiles, trilobites.

Cobertura geoespacial

principalmente Cataluña (España), algunos/as mundial, algunos/as resto de España.

Localización temporal
Cobertura temporal

principalmente Cenozoico, principalmente Mesozoico, algunos/as Paleozoico.

Recursos de la colección