DMNS Herp Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Apr 18, 2024 Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Publication date:
18 April 2024
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Amphibian and Reptile Collection is a small, but growing collection of approximately 1000 specimens primarily from the western US. The bulk of specimens are fluid-preserved, with some skeletal preparations, and associated frozen tissues. The collection grows primarily as a result of incidental bycatch from invertebrate surveys and salvage activities.

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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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Denver Museum of Nature & Science Herp Collection


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f0abd990-8209-44b2-891d-04a3cb30830b.  Denver Museum of Nature & Science publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen; Occurrence


John Demboski
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Mammals
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Andrew Doll
  • Point Of Contact
Zoology Collections Manager
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
80205-5798 Denver
David Bloom
  • Programmer
Vertnet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Worldwide with focus on Rocky Mountains and Great Plains regions.

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

Taxonomic Coverage


Class Amphibia, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1960's-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) Amphibian and reptile specimens
Collection Identifier DMNS:Herp
Parent Collection Identifier DMNS
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried,  Deep frozen

Additional Metadata; Arctos Data Ownership and Use:

Purpose Natural History Research and Education
Alternative Identifiers f0abd990-8209-44b2-891d-04a3cb30830b