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The Georgia Southern University - Savannah Science Museum Herpetology Collection
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Over 95% coverage of the Georgia's herpetological diversity is represented in the Collection. More than 90% of all counties in Georgia have records in the Collection. Thus, the coverage is quite extensive for Georgia. The majority of records in the Collection are from southeastern Georgia USA. Numerous records exist from southwestern South Carolina, but relative few holdings exist other regions.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [28.41, -85.89], North East [36.78, -78.77]|
Georgia has the third greatest herpetological diversity in the USA. The Collection contains all but a few rare or endangered species of this diversity, including Flatwoods Salamanders, Patchnose Salamanders, Gopher Tortoises, and Indigo snakes. The salamander collection is excellent with many long series, large lots, and all life stages represented in many taxa.