California State University, Long Beach Amphibian and reptile specimens (Arctos)

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The CSULB Reptile and Amphibian collection contains ~500 specimens. Most specimens are preserved in isopropanol. Few of the specimens have date or location information, but some were collected by CSULB faculty or students; others were pets, or were transferred from regional zoos.

Data Records

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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)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

California State University Reptile and Amphibian Collection


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is California State University, Long Beach. 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: a9ce6c90-f33c-4066-b906-7e663f0b8dff.  California State University, Long Beach publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Suellen Jacob
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Vertebrate Collections Manager
California State University, Long Beach
Ted Stankowich
  • Point Of Contact
Mammalogy Professer
California State University, Long Beach
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Most specimens do not have locality data.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Most specimens are reptiles and amphibians of North America or captive-raised reptiles and amphibians from other continents.

Class Amphibia, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period Most specimens do not have time of collection data.

Collection Data

Collection Name California State University, Long Beach Amphibian and reptile specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier CSULB
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use:;

Purpose The CSULB reptile and amphibian collection provides specimens for teaching and community outreach.
Alternative Identifiers a9ce6c90-f33c-4066-b906-7e663f0b8dff