NCSM Herpetology Collection

Occurrence dataset published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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NCSM Herpetology Collection

Description

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Amphibians and Reptiles Unit contains approximately 262,000 specimens (81,350+ lots), and is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 47 states, 57 countries, and more than 640 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon, and the international focus of the collection is expanding. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and the personal collection of the late E. E. Brown of Davidson College. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums’ records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources.

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Administrative contact
Bryan Stuart Stuart
Curator of Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC US, 27601 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-8861
Metadata author
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947
Originator
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947

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North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

Publication Date

Jun 25, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

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Coverage spans at least 27 countries across the globe

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Coverage spans at least 27 countries across the globe

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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