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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Description

The collection serves as a major research resource for the national and international scientific communities and contains unique material of special historical and ecological significance. The collection database is accessible online on this website and through HerpNET. During the 1970’s, it was recognized as one of the five largest and most representative collections of amphibians and reptiles in the United States (Wake et al. 1975). Currently it ranks among the top six herpetological collections in the United States and one of the twenty largest in the World. Collection use has been growing steadily. Loan requests, visits by researchers, and information requests are at high levels. Zoologists, paleontologists, wildlife disease researchers and other disciplines utilize the collections. Regular collection users include professional scientists, agency personnel and students (undergraduate and graduate).

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Information is available for not-for-profit use.

Additional Information

The Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) should be clearly identified as the source of the data. We also request copies, reprints or urls of publications that are based on our collections.

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Administrative contact
Sharon Grant Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL US, 60605 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Metadata author
Alan Resetar
Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States
Originator
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Field Museum

Publication Date

Jul 6, 2012

Registration Date

Jul 10, 2012

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Field Museum of Natural History IPT

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Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
VertNet
Custodian steward
Kathleen Kelly
Assistant Collection Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States