University of Alberta Amphibian and …

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Summary

Full Title

University of Alberta Amphibian and Reptile Collection (UAMZ)

Description

The Amphibian and Reptile Collection is an active teaching and research resource containing approximately 4,000 specimens. It holds the largest collection of preserved reptiles and amphibians from Alberta, as well as many exotic specimens from North America and around the world. The collection has been instrumental in monitoring various reptile and amphibian populations, and has helped University of Alberta researchers take action on the declining Northern Leopard Frogs and Canadian Toad populations.

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 20-21st century

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Cindy Paszkowski
Curator
University of Alberta Z-718 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-7544
Metadata author
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural History)
University of Alberta Ring House #1, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271
Originator
Cindy Paszkowski
Curator
University of Alberta Z-718 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-7544

doi:10.15468/agxhzi

Published by

University of Alberta Museums

Publication Date

Apr 7, 2016

Registration Date

Feb 12, 2008

Served by

University of Alberta Museums IPT

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Metadata Documents

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Description

Approximately 75% of the specimens in University of Alberta's Amphibian and Reptile Collection are of Canadian origin, and about 69% from within the province of Alberta. The remaining specimens are pr… more

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Administrative contact
Bryan Brunet
Collections Management Advisor (Natural History)
University of Alberta Ring House #1, University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta Canada 780-492-6271

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxonomic strenghts of the University of Alberta Amphibian and Reptile Collection include the amphibian genera Rana and Bufo which make up ~27% and ~19% of specimens. Other notable taxonomic groups include mole salamanders (Ambystoma), chorus frogs (Pseudacris), and Garter Snakes (Thamnophis).

SPECIES
Rana pipiens (Northern Leopard Frog), Rana sylvatica (Wood Frog), Bufo boreas (Boreal Toad), Bufo hemiophrys (Canadian Toad), Ambystoma tigrinum (Tiger Salamander), Pseudacris triseriata (Western Chorus Frog), Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)

Methodology

Collections

Collection name

University of Alberta Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Collection Identifier

UAMZ HERPETOLOGY

Parent Collection Identifier

University of Alberta Museums

Specimen Preservation method

Alcohol