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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Amphibians & Reptiles

Oxyrhopus petola
Oxyrhopus petola Ecuador, Napo Province. Photographed by William W. Lamar
Cochranella midas
Crochranella midas Ecuador, Napo Province. Photographed by Roy McDiarmid

 

Collections by

History of Collection

AMPHIBIANS NUMBER OF SPECIMEN RECORDS
Frogs over 159,000
Salamanders over 232,000
Caecilians over 380

 

REPTILES NUMBER OF SPECIMEN RECORDS
Crocodilians over 800
Tuatara 16
Lizards over 119,000
Amphisbaenians over 550
Snakes over 55,000
Turtles over 19,300

 

Numbers of specimens for individual species can be found on several websites including VertNet, iDigBio, GBIF, and BISON. The NMNH website is limited to retrieiving 5,000 records per query.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(rev. July 2018)

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