UMMZ Herpetology Collection

Occurrence dataset published by University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

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UMMZ Herpetology Collection

Description

The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope. Presently, the research collections contain 197,469 (through catalogue number UMMZ 242,000) catalogued lots representing 433,505 individual specimens. These represent 1,067 genera and 5,323 species of which 13,818 specimens are skeletons. 99.9% of specimens are identified to genus, and 96% of specimens are identified to species. This includes 472 Primary Type specimens (representing 424 taxa) and 5,515 Paratypes (representing 804 taxa). The average growth over the last ten years has been nearly 1500 specimens per year. The auxiliary research collections contain 2,145 radiographs, 7,288 kodachrome slides, and 10,789 frozen tissue samples. All of the above mentioned collections have been inventoried and the data associated with them have been entered into computer databases in Filemaker Pro. A collection of 37 audio tapes containing hundreds of recordings of anuran vocalizations has been digitized and can now be accessed via the Division's webpage, as well as catalogue records and digital images of all primary type specimens.

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Administrative contact
Greg Schneider
Collection Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2032 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 734-647-1927
Metadata author
Greg Schneider
Collection Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2032 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 734-647-1927
Originator
Alison Davis Rabosky
Research Faculty and Assistant Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 1089 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 734-763-8694

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Apr 16, 2014

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Dec 11, 2013

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The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope.

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Point of contact
John Torgersen
Database Administrator
University of Michigan LSAIT - Infrastructure
LSA Building, 500 S. State Street, Suite 1112 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 734-615-1771
Point of contact
Dan Rabosky
Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2037 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 510-610-9082
Point of contact
Ron Nussbaum
Professor and Curator
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 2017 Ruthven 48109 Ann Arbor MI United States +01 734-647-2201