Auburn University Museum of Natural History Herpetology Voucher Collections

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The amphibian and reptile collections at Auburn University include ca. 40,000 specimens. The collections primarily are stored in alcohol, but include extensive skeletal materials (primarily turtles), cleared and stained specimens, amphibian larvae, eggs, and digital records (photograph, sound, and video files).

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Occurrence; Occurrence


David Laurencio
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager, Tetrapods
Auburn University Museum of Natural History
101 Rouse Life Sciences Building
36849 Auburn University
+01 334-844-9127
David Bloom
  • Programmer
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Craig Guyer
  • Curator
Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles
Auburn University Museum of Natural History
331 Funchess Hall
36849 Auburn University
+01 334-844-9232

Geographic Coverage

This is the premiere collection of amphibians and reptiles of Alabama and includes significant holdings from the southeastern United States. Representative vouchered specimens from across the US are included as are significant series of Caribbean specimens that are invasive to South Florida and series of anoles from Mexico and Costa Rica.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Amphibia, Reptilia

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 3cc72eb1-0f9e-496d-96e9-3cf6f7d94b0a