MCP-Anfibios - Coleção de Anfíbios

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The collection includes an important documentation of amphibians from southern Brazil. It has, for example, historical records on areas now deeply impacted by human action, as the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre and the Atlantic Forest remnants of the state. It is represented by more than 11 thousand specimens of over 270 species, mostly adults, individually numbered and kept in jars with alcohol 70 º GL and tadpoles, numbered in lots and maintained in 10% formalin. Most of the material is from the Rio Grande do Sul (55.5%), but there is a good sampling of Santa Catarina (18.3%). There is also representative samples of the Brazilian Cerrado region and the Amazon rain forest. There are representatives of 22 families, mainly: Hylidae (45%), Leptodactylidae (12.7%), Bufonidae (12.4%), Leiuperidae (12.2%) and others (17.7%). The collection contains eight holotypes, 89 paratypes, and two paratopotypes.

Online since: 02/03/2012
Last update: 13/04/2022

Number of records

Total: 14,565
Online: 15,415
Georeferenced: 8,003
(by municipality: 6,435)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Amphibian Collection of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS, along with the citation of the collection and their respective acronym (MCP). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warranty regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

How to cite

Coleção de Anfíbios do Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, MCP


Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto Santos de Lucena