MVZ Herp Collection (Arctos)

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MVZ Herp Collection (Arctos)

Description

The MVZ collection of amphibians and reptiles contains over 270,000 catalogued specimens. As of 8 April 2004, 123 of these have been designated holotypes, three are neotypes, three are syntypes, and 1793 are paratypes and paratopotypes. Most specimens are fluid-preserved, but the collection also contains skeletal preparations, sets of amphibian eggs and larvae, and several thousand specimens that have been cleared and stained. Other special collections include pineal organs, 800 sectioned heads, a series of dried anuran skins from California and Argentina, and stomach contents that have been removed from more than 3,000 predatory reptiles.

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Living time period: 1861 to present

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Administrative contact
Carol Spencer Spencer
Staff Curator of Herpetology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Science Building, Berkeley, CA US, 94720-3160 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-5778
Metadata author
Carol Spencer
Staff Curator of Herpetology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-5778
Originator
Carol Spencer
Staff Curator of Herpetology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-5778

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Publication Date

Mar 1, 2014

Registration Date

Apr 13, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The MVZ herp collection is taxonomically synoptic and contains representatives of every Amphibian and Reptile Order. Among Amphibians, over 87% of families and 53% of genera are represented. Among Reptiles, over 90% of families and 65% of genera are represented.

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Amphibia, Reptilia

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The MVZ herp collection is global, with especially strong holdings from western North America and important series from Latin America and Asia.

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Geographic Coverage

The MVZ herp collection is global, with especially strong holdings from western North America and important series from Latin America and Asia.

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Point of contact
Michelle Koo
GIS and Bioinformatics Specialist
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 642-8547
Point of contact
David Wake
Faculty Curator of Herpetology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-7705
Point of contact
Jim McGuire
Faculty Curator of Herpetology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 316-6201