University of Nebraska State Museum Herpetology Collection
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The collection of amphibians and reptiles was salvaged, organized, and cataloged by Dr. John D. Lynch prior to being moved into UNSM in the early 1970s. Early collections include those of Lawrence Bruner from Nebraska in the 1880s and Argentina in the 1890s. G.E Hudson collected extensively in the 1930s and produced "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska" (1942). Lynch and others continued collecting and depositing regional specimens to the collections. Royce Ballinger, Lynch, and Geoffrey Smith produced "Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska" (2010). Also, distributions in Dan Fogell’s 2010 "A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Nebraska" are based largely on these collections. In 1999 the amphibian and reptile collections of the University of South Dakota were transferred to and incorporated into the UNSM collections. The collection today totals over 18,900 specimens, primarily from Nebraska and South Dakota.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Thomas Labedz
Collection Manager
Division of Zoology, University of Nebraska State Museum
645 N 14th St
68588-0338 Lincoln
NE
US
+01 402-472-8366
https://museum.unl.edu/collections/zoology/index.html

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Thomas Labedz
Collection Manager
Division of Zoology, University of Nebraska State Museum
645 N 14th St
68588-0338 Lincoln
NE
US
+01 402-472-8366
https://museum.unl.edu/collections/zoology/index.html
Robert Zink
Curator
Division of Zoology, University of Nebraska State Museum
645 N 14th St
68588-0338 Lincoln
NE
US
+01 612-590-4215
https://museum.unl.edu/collections/zoology/index.html

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Thomas Labedz
Collection Manager
Division of Zoology, University of Nebraska State Museum
645 N 14th St
68588-0338 Lincoln
NE
US
+01 402-472-8366
https://museum.unl.edu/collections/zoology/index.html

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Geographic Coverage

Primarily Nebraska (10,606) and South Dakota (4,777) with some smaller collections from elsewhere in the United States. Also some collections from Argentina (43), Canada (5), Mexico (50), and Panama (2).

Bounding Coordinates South West [25, -125], North East [49, -67]
Taxonomic Coverage

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Class  Amphibia (Amphibians),  Reptilia (Reptiles)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 1889-01-01 / 2018-01-01
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