National Museums of Kenya, Invertebrate Section (NMK-INV)

National Museums Kenya is an organization comprising multiple museums. NMK, Nairobi refers to the primary natural history museum in the country. It includes a herbarium (code EA) and multiple other sections (mammalogy, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology, and palynology (for fossil pollen). Satellite museums around the country host assorted animal and plant collections.
Contact: Morris Mutua (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 February 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Museums of Kenya
Access Rights: National Museums of Kenya
National Museums Kenya
Box 40658
Nairobi, Nairobi   00100
Collection Statistics
  • 1,055 specimen records
  • 406 (38%) georeferenced
  • 610 (58%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 7 genera
  • 25 species
  • 26 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371