The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 349,178 records.
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AMNH Herpetology Collection
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The scope of the Herpetology collection is global. Aside from the United States, areas especially well represented include Mexico, Panama, much of South America, Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan, China, New Guinea, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The collection covers a very broad taxonomic range. All living orders and families of the Amphibia and Reptilia are represented, as are about 80% of the genera. The collection contains over 6,900 species representing roughly 58% of the world's described herpetofauna. On average, 76 species names per year (range 20-171) have been added to the Herpetology files over the past 40 years, with approximately 2,970 species or 25% of the world's estimated 12,000 amphibians and reptiles having been added in a little over a quarter century.
|Class||Reptilia (reptiles), Amphibia (amphibians)|
|Start Date / End Date||1815-01-01 / 2014-04-16|