Georgia Southern University - Savannah Science Museum Herpetology Collection

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The collection contains approximately 35,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians. Most of the material is from southern Georgia, although some collections from other areas in the southeast are included. The collection contains representation over 95% of Georgia's herpetofauna and is the second largest collection in the state. Specimen data is digitized (Specify 6.4), and is available via VertNet and/or upon request. Contact Lance McBrayer for more information, loans, data requests, and/or a visit.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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Occurrence; Specimen


Lance McBrayer
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
Georgia Southern University
Biology 2214
30460-8042 Statesboro
+01 912 478 0545
Lance McBrayer
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor & Curator
Georgia Southern University
Biology 2214
30460-8042 Statesboro
+01 912 478 0545
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

Over 95% coverage of the Georgia's herpetological diversity is represented in the Collection. More than 90% of all counties in Georgia have records in the Collection. Thus, the coverage is quite extensive for Georgia. The majority of records in the Collection are from southeastern Georgia USA. Numerous records exist from southwestern South Carolina, but relative few holdings exist other regions.

Bounding Coordinates South West [28.41, -85.89], North East [36.78, -78.77]

Taxonomic Coverage

Georgia has the third greatest herpetological diversity in the USA. The Collection contains all but a few rare or endangered species of this diversity, including Flatwoods Salamanders, Patchnose Salamanders, Gopher Tortoises, and Indigo snakes. The salamander collection is excellent with many long series, large lots, and all life stages represented in many taxa.

Class Amphibia, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1956-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 28573c0a-b833-41b1-9999-56c6b9bce519