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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology Amphibian and Reptile Collection. Individual specimens should be cited as APSU:Herp: followed by the integer catalog number.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 410461b6-368c-4970-8cb5-c043c28c08dd. Austin Peay State University Natural History Collections publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen
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Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arkansas, but also a small number from other US states, the Philippines, Mexico, and Canada
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [6.665, -170.508], North East [71.856, -49.922]|
Reptiles and amphibians
|Class||Amphibia (Amphibians), Reptilia (Reptiles)|
|Living Time Period||1911-current|
|Collection Name||Austin Peay State University Amphibian and reptile specimens|
|Parent Collection Identifier||APSU|
|Specimen preservation methods||Formalin, Alcohol, Dried, No treatment|
|Purpose||Students have been engaged in collection science and research through the DSMZ and its curators since its inception and these libraries play a valuable role in teaching, research, and outreach for APSU, the broader scientific community, and the general public.|
|Maintenance Description||When there is funding for a collections manager or a collections assistant (graduate student) the collection data is regularly maintained with any new incoming records being processed and cataloged as quickly as possible by collection staff. In the absence of funding, the data are maintained as regularly as possible on the good will of experienced volunteers.|