UMNH Reptiles and Amphibians Collection (Arctos)
The herpetology collection includes more than 20,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians from Western North America, MesoAmerica, and Australia. Collection includes important early material from the Intermountain West, from research directed primarily by Angus Woodbury. Collection also includes turtles representing the research of John Legler.
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Approximately half of the collection is from the Intermountain West, including early records of historical importance assembled by Angus Woodbury and his students. Later work by John Legler and students led to the development of major holdings from Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Australia, and one of the largest collections of turtle specimens in North America.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The collection includes 11 type specimens (4 holotypes and 7 paratypes) of reptiles.
|Start Date / End Date||1900-01-01 / 2000-01-01|