MCP-Repteis - Coleção de Répteis

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 scientific collection of reptiles is represented by over 18 thousand specimens (465 species), individually numbered and kept in jars with alcohol 70° GL. The collection is mostly regional, with 64% from the Rio Grande do Sul, and the remainder from Goias (10.0%), Santa Catarina (7.8%), Paraná (5%), and other Brazilian states and countries (13.2%). Among the groups represented in the reptile collection, snakes are predominant (73.8%), followed by lizards (20.6%), amphisbaenians (4.9%), turtles (0.6%) and alligators (0.1 %). Among the snakes, the most represented families are Dipsadidae (61.6%) and Viperidae (22.0%), followed by Colubridae (7.1%), Elapidae (7.0%) and other families (2.3%). The collection contains eight holotypes, two lectotypes,15 paratypes, and three paratopotypes.

Online since: 02/03/2012
Last update: 05/04/2022

Number of records

Total: 19,633
Online: 19,868
Georeferenced: 14,791
(by municipality: 4,493)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Reptile 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 warrant 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 Répteis do Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, MCP


Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto Santos de Lucena