Invertebrate Paleontology

Geologist/Collection Manager Albert D. KollarAlbert Kollar
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412.622.8837 (fax)

Albert Kollar is the collection manager for Invertebrate Paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. The collection of more than three quarters of a million fossil specimens is in the top ten invertebrate fossil collections in the country. There are more than 12,000 types in the collection.

Kollar received his Master of Science in Geology and Invertebrate Paleontology from the University of Pittsburgh and his Bachelor of Science in Geology from Southampton. He serves as President of the Pittsburgh Geological Society and has co-led the PAlS geology education program and publications; a series of regional geology field guides for Pittsburgh City Parks; The Geology of the French and Indian War in Western Pennsylvania; and Geology of the Marcellus Shale, among others. He has particular interest in the application of regional geology to educational outreach programs and the use of paleontological collections in research and education.

Kollar’s research focuses on evidence for climate change in the fossil record during the late Paleozoic in the central Appalachians and the geology of the Carnegie dinosaurs in Utah and Wyoming.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is ranked as one of the top five natural history museums in the country. The museum maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. More information is available at

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