CM Herps Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Carnegie Museums

  • 170,041

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Geographic coverage

The collection includes the largest and most complete collection of Pennsylvania amphibians and reptiles in existence and significant collections from adjacent states, particularly Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. There are specimens collected from all parts of the United States and most parts of the world including major accessions from the Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Paraguay, northern South America, Spain, South Africa, Cameroon, India, and Sri Lanka. The collection of North American freshwater turtles is among the largest in the world.