MVZ-Herp - MVZ Herp Collection (Arctos)

BERKELEY - University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley - CA - United States

The MVZ collection of amphibians and reptiles contains over 270,000 catalogued specimens. As of 8 April 2004, 123 of these have been designated holotypes, three are neotypes, three are syntypes, and 1793 are paratypes and paratopotypes. Most specimens are fluid-preserved, but the collection also contains skeletal preparations, sets of amphibian eggs and larvae, and several thousand specimens that have been cleared and stained. Other special collections include pineal organs, 800 sectioned heads, a series of dried anuran skins from California and Argentina, and stomach contents that have been removed from more than 3,000 predatory reptiles.

Online since: 04/05/2020
Last update: 19/05/2024

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Online: 14,252
Georeferenced: 13,211
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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), University of California, Berkeley


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