Lingnan University Amphibian and Reptile Specimens (Arctos)

Latest version published by Lingnan University on 24 August 2023 Lingnan University
The specimen collection is a new undertaking of the Lingnan University Science Unit. Funded by Hong Kong Government through the Environment and Conservation Fund, the goal is to start an amphibian and reptile collection for Hong Kong. This project was initially funded for two years (1 June 2019 to 31 May 2021) with the goal of collecting 400-600 specimens.
Publication date:
24 August 2023
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Lingnan University
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Data Records

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 874 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 (core)
  • Multimedia 

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lingnan University Herpetology Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited by the catalog record url. For example: https://arctos.database.museum/guid/LINGU:Herp:1


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Lingnan University. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 76e7633c-fc26-41c8-a6c6-f8dd7390fc9b.  Lingnan University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Jonathan Fong

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jonathan Fong

Who filled in the metadata:

Jonathan Fong

Who else was associated with the resource:

David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

South China, with focus on Hong Kong

Bounding Coordinates South West [17.518, 104.502], North East [27.02, 119.839]

Taxonomic Coverage

Amphibians and Reptiles

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1990 to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Lingnan University Natural History Collection
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/LINGU:Herp
Parent Collection Identifier LINGU
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Formalin,  Other

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/; http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Purpose education and research
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=lingu_herp