The YNHM’s collection of marine reptile fossils contains specimens from the Lias Group of both Dorset and Whitby. See Ichthyosaurs, Sauropterygians, Mosasaurs, and more!
We house a significicant number of important dinosaur fossils from China, North America and the UK. Specimens range from footprints to fully articulated skeletons.
A diverse collection of many different species of ancient crocodylomorphs from around the globe. Everything from isolated teeth to fully three-dimensional specimens.
The Mammalian Collection comprises some of the youngest material in the museum, predominantly from the Ice Age of Yorkshire. Not to be confused with present day Yorkshire.
The Fossil Fishes Collection of the YNHM contains some of our most striking specimens due to the exceptional preservation found on our Jurassic Coast.
Our collction of fossilised amphibians is in active growth. Of special note are recently collected early tetrapods from the Carboniferous Peak District.
Ammonites are a hugely important and iconic part of the palaeontological culture of both Britain and Yorkshire. Our impressive and diverse collection reflects this.
The mollusc collection contains growing numbers of goniatites from local Carboniferous localities, the vampire squid of whitby, and of course an incalculable number of belemnites.
Of pride of place is our collection of brachiopods and bivavles, many of which were collected by our team on excursions to both the Carboniferous peaks and Jurassic Coast.
One group the White Peaks are known for is its corals. Be they Rugosa, Tabulata or Scleractinia, the diversity of our collection is matched only by its quantitative focus.
Throughout deep time, echinoderms have remained an abundant and iconic group of animals. Our collection boasts some impressive specimens from across the UK.
While not as absorbent and yellow and porous as more iconic members of the phylum porifera, our collection of sponges offers a glimpse into the ecosystems of 350 Ma.