MCNR - Coleção de Herpetologia

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-MINAS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Museu de Ciências Naturais
Av. Dom José Gaspar 290, - Coração Eucarístico
Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil

The Herpetological Collection of MCN PUC Minas includes approximately 30 thousands specimens of amphibians and reptiles. The majority of this archive corresponds to adults specimens, conserved in alcohol. The collection has specimens from, meanly, the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and could be characterized as a regional collection. It includes an important material from the meridional portion of Serra do Espinhaço mountain range. However, the collection has been receiving collected specimens from researches projects and environmental studies of Brazilian researchers. Holotypes and paratypes of recently described species of Minas Gerais States are deposited in MCN PUC Minas herpetological collection. The collection is also a space of development of studies by students.

Online since: 06/06/2014
Last update: 20/08/2018

Number of records

Total: 24,200
Online: 5,350
Georeferenced: 8
(by municipality: 17)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

This collection is prohibited for comercial use. Scientific use only, and permitions must be given by the curator in charge. Every data from the MCN herpetological collection must be referenced.

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Director or head of department:
Bonifácio José Teixeira
Luciana Barreto Nascimento