Austin Peay State University Amphibian and Reptile Specimens (Arctos)

Occurrence
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Description

APSU’s amphibian and reptile collection includes over 35,300 vouchers (alcohol specimens, photographs, and audio recordings) documenting over 20,000 records of salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and turtles primarily from Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arkansas, but also a small number from other US states, the Philippines, Mexico, and Canada. More than half of the holdings include alcohol specimens that made up the Memphis State University collection, which was transferred to Austin Peay in 1999. The collection is the largest of its kind in Tennessee and serves as the main repository of herptile data for the state. Several thousands of the vouchers have been referenced in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology Amphibian and Reptile Collection. Individual specimens should be cited as APSU:Herp: followed by the integer catalog number.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Austin Peay State University Natural History Collections. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 410461b6-368c-4970-8cb5-c043c28c08dd.  Austin Peay State University Natural History Collections publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Jessica Grady
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Manager of Collections
APSU David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology
P.O. Box 4718
37040 Clarksville
Tennessee
US
Chris Gienger
  • Curator
Curator of Collections
APSU David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology
P.O. Box 4718
37040 Clarksville
Tennessee
US
931-221-7076
Chris Gienger
  • Curator
Professor of Biology
APSU David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology
P.O. Box 4718
37040 Clarksville
Tennessee
US
931-221-7076
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arkansas, but also a small number from other US states, the Philippines, Mexico, and Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.665, -170.508], North East [71.856, -49.922]

Taxonomic Coverage

Reptiles and amphibians

Class Amphibia (Amphibians), Reptilia (Reptiles)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1911-current

Collection Data

Collection Name Austin Peay State University Amphibian and reptile specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/APSU:Herp
Parent Collection Identifier APSU
Specimen preservation methods Formalin,  Alcohol,  Dried,  No treatment

Additional Metadata

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

Purpose Students have been engaged in collection science and research through the DSMZ and its curators since its inception and these libraries play a valuable role in teaching, research, and outreach for APSU, the broader scientific community, and the general public.
Maintenance Description When there is funding for a collections manager or a collections assistant (graduate student) the collection data is regularly maintained with any new incoming records being processed and cataloged as quickly as possible by collection staff. In the absence of funding, the data are maintained as regularly as possible on the good will of experienced volunteers.
Alternative Identifiers 410461b6-368c-4970-8cb5-c043c28c08dd
https://ipt.vertnet.org/resource?r=apsu_herp