FHSM Herps Collection
The Herpetology Collection at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University (FHSM) contains more than 16,000 recent catalogued specimens. FHSM is a major repository for voucher, reference, and research specimens from the Great Plains and beyond. Since 2001 the collection has become a regionally significant tissue repository, as nearly all voucher specimens have ethanol preserved tissues available for use in molecular and genetic studies.
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Fort Hays State University, Sternberg Museum of Natural History Herpetology Collection (FHSM-H)
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primarily from the Great Plains
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [3.75, -131.46], North East [52.36, -55.16]|
No Description available
|Collection Name||Fort Hays State University, Sternberg Museum of Natural History Herpetology Collection|
|Parent Collection Identifier||not applicable|
|Specimen preservation methods||Alcohol|
|Curatorial Units||Between 16,000 and 17,000 specimens|