CUMV Amphibian Collection (Arctos)

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CUMV Amphibian Collection (Arctos)

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The CUMV Amphibian & Reptile Collection became one of the leading university based herp collections in North America during the first half of this century, largely because of the efforts of Professor Albert Hazen Wright and his wife, Anna Allen Wright. The major strengths of the collection, amphibians from the southeastern United States and both reptiles and amphibians from the Northeast, reflects the intensive collection by the Wrights. Much of the material collected by the Wrights in New York and Georgia is not duplicated elsewhere. The last 15 years have been seen important acquisitions for the collection. To complement our traditional strength in North American taxa, we have made a concerted effort to obtain foreign material, especially synoptic series representing geographic areas. Through collecting, exchanges and acquisition of other various collections we now have good representation of Costa Rican viperids, lizards from Western and South Australia, amphibians and reptiles from Puerto Rico, snakes and lizards from Mexico, and a more representative collection of African and European species.

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Living time period: 1860 to present

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John Friel Friel
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Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY US, 14850-1923 14850-1923 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2162
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John Friel
Curator
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2162
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John Friel
Curator
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY United States +1 607-254-2162

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Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

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Mar 19, 2014

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May 2, 2013

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The major strengths of the collection, amphibians from the southeastern United States and both reptiles and amphibians from the Northeast. The last 15 years have been seen important acquisitions for the collection. To complement our traditional strength in North American taxa, we have made a concerted effort to obtain foreign material, especially synoptic series representing geographic areas. This material includes research specimens collected by Dr. F. Harvey Pough in Western and South Australia. The donation of his personal collection by Dr. Kraig Adler (Neurobiology and Behavior) has added more than 100 new species to the collection. Through collecting, exchanges and acquisition of other various collections we now have good representation of Costa Rican viperids, lizards from Western and South Australia, amphibians and reptiles from Puerto Rico, snakes and lizards from Mexico, and a more representative collection of African and European species.

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