The workshop introduced participants of the Digitizing reptile and amphibian specimens at the Bombay Natural History Society project to the study of reptiles and amphibians and to promote importance of museum specimens. A total of 25 individuals participated in the workshop which included volenteers, staff as well as students from various educational institutes.
The aim of this workshop was to provide a brief introduction to reptile and amphibian diversity in India and the general methods used to conduct morphological studies. The workshop also provided an opportunity to discuss the status and importance of preserved specimens and how information from museums can be used to address biodiversity data gaps. Participants got an opportunity to handle and study preserved specimens, collect morphological data, and identify charaters important for taxonomy.