KUBI Herpetology Collection

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KUBI Herpetology Collection

Description

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

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Additional information for data from the Philippines are available upon request.

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Administrative contact
Rafe Brown Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS US, 66045 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785-864-3403
Metadata author
Rafe Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785-864-3403
Originator
Rafe Brown
Curator-in-Charge of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785-864-3403

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University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

Publication Date

Apr 25, 2014

Registration Date

Sep 28, 2012

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KU Biodiversity Institute IPT

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Administrative contact
Richard Glor
Curator of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS United States
Administrative contact
Linda Trueb
Curator of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS United States +01 785-864-1204
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd 66045 Lawrence KS United States