Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, specimen-based (CR)

Founded in 1887. The former INB collections are still housed in the same building in Santo Domingo de Heredia where they have been for the last few years (see INB for the exact location), but are now administered by the Museo Nacional. Specimens from INB should now be cited as CR. A database and type photographs are available here: [It seems that only more recent specimens from 1991-present have been databased and are included here]
Contacts: Armando Estrada, director,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 October 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 55,672 specimen records
  • 52,682 (95%) georeferenced
  • 1,972 (4%) identified to species
  • 364 families
  • 376 genera
  • 612 species
  • 618 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics