CM Herps Collection

最新版本 由 Carnegie Museums 發佈於 Sep 27, 2017 Carnegie Museums

Herpetology maintains a collection of more than 207,500 specimens and ranks as about the ninth largest amphibian and reptile collection in the United States. Ninety percent are fluid preserved; others are preserved as skeletons, skins, mounts, or cleared and stained preparations. Notable historic collections rich in type specimens are the Taylor Philippine collection, the Le Boutellier collection of South American snakes, and specimens from early museum expeditions to the Isle of Pines and Angola. Collection data are completely computerized. Collection growth has averaged 1–2% per year. There are approximately 35 new research loans a year handled by the collection manager, and around 80 research data inquiries are filled annually. Research is supported by a library with an outstanding collection of 19th-century herpetological literature (Gunther Collection) and more than 22,000 reprints.

Data Records

The data in this 出現紀錄 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 170,040 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (核心)
  • Multimedia 

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下載最新版本的Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A)資源,或資源元數據的EML或RTF文字檔。

DwC-A資料集 下載 170,040 紀錄 在 English 中 (10 MB) - Update frequency: 有可能更新,但不確知何時
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Herpetology Collection



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此資源已向GBIF註冊,並指定以下之GBIF UUID: 76dd8f0d-2daa-4a69-9fcd-55e04230334a。  Carnegie Museums 發佈此資源,並經由U.S. Geological Survey同意向GBIF註冊成為資料發佈者。


Occurrence; Specimen



Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburg PA US +01 412-622-3255


Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburg PA US +01 412-622-3255


Stephen Rogers
Collection Manager
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Ave. 15213-4080 Pittsburg PA US +01 412-622-3255


Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley


The collection includes the largest and most complete collection of Pennsylvania amphibians and reptiles in existence and significant collections from adjacent states, particularly Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. There are specimens collected from all parts of the United States and most parts of the world including major accessions from the Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Paraguay, northern South America, Spain, South Africa, Cameroon, India, and Sri Lanka. The collection of North American freshwater turtles is among the largest in the world.

界定座標範圍 緯度南界 經度西界 [-90, -180], 緯度北界 經度東界 [90, 180]



Class  Reptilia (reptiles),  Amphibia (amphibians)


蒐藏名稱 CM Herps
蒐藏編號 Herps
上層採集品識別碼 CM


替代的識別碼 76dd8f0d-2daa-4a69-9fcd-55e04230334a