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Georgia Southern University - Savannah Science Museum Herpetology Collection

Description

The collection contains approximately 35,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians. Most of the material is from southern Georgia, although some collections from other areas in the southeast are included. The collection contains representation over 95% of Georgia's herpetofauna and is the second largest collection in the state. Specimen data is digitized (Specify 6.4), and is available via VertNet and/or upon request. Contact Lance McBrayer for more information, loans, data requests, and/or a visit.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1956 - Jan 1, 1956

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Administrative contact
Lance McBrayer
Associate Professor & Curator
Georgia Southern University Biology 2214 30460-8042 Statesboro GA United States +01 912 478 0545
Metadata author
Lance McBrayer
Associate Professor
Georgia Southern University Biology 2214 30460-8042 Statesboro GA United States +01 912 478 0545
Originator
Lance McBrayer
Associate Professor
Georgia Southern University Biology 2214 30460-8042 Statesboro GA United States +01 912 478 0545

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Georgia Southern University

Publication Date

Jun 27, 2014

Registration Date

May 1, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

Georgia has the third greatest herpetological diversity in the USA. The Collection contains all but a few rare or endangered species of this diversity, including Flatwoods Salamanders, Patchnose Salamanders, Gopher Tortoises, and Indigo snakes. The salamander collection is excellent with many long series, large lots, and all life stages represented in many taxa.

CLASS
Amphibia, Reptilia

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Over 95% coverage of the Georgia's herpetological diversity is represented in the Collection. More than 90% of all counties in more

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Geographic Coverage

Over 95% coverage of the Georgia's herpetological diversity is represented in the Collection. More than 90% of all counties in Georgia have records in the Collection. Thus, the coverage is quite extensive for Georgia. The majority of records in the Collection are from southeastern Georgia USA. Numerous records exist from southwestern South Carolina, but relative few holdings exist other regions.

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Associated parties

Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer