The museum's first major donation of vertebrates (vertebrates) was donated by Baron Axel Gustav Gyllenkrok in 1845 and consisted of approximately 1,400 mounted birds. We also have Baron Nils Christoffer Gyllenstierna's unique collection of fish from the Swedish south coast that was donated to the museum in 1854-55, the former Department of Anatomy's collection of animal skeletons and much more.
Our collections include:
- Sven Nilsson's (1787 - 1883) collections of subfossil bones
- Charles John Andersson (1827 - 1867), of birds from southern Africa.
- Bird eggs from the 18th century onwards. In mainly Nordic material which includes a very large collection of litters with cuckoo eggs.
- The Scanian fishing surveys from the 1960s
- Mounted skeletons, about 400 bird and about 200 mammal skeletons, prepared by A, Cato; O. Holmqvist et al
- The North Calotte collections, which include about 9,000 small mammals from 1965 - 1970.
E-mail: Maria [dot] Mostadius [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se