HSU Vertebrate Museum Reptile Collection

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The HSU Vertebrate Museum contains a diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians used in research and teaching. The Amphibian and Reptile Research Collections number approximately 750 jars each (with up to a dozen specimens per jar), with an additional 360 jars in the teaching collection. In total, our Herpetology Collection includes over 1,800 jars and 6,000-7,000 individual specimens. This collection dates back to 1929 and is especially strong in specimens from the amphibian-rich Pacific Northwest.

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Occurrence; Specimen


John Reiss
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
Thor Holmes
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

This collection is especially strong in specimens from the Pacific Northwest.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Reptilia

Additional Metadata


Alternative Identifiers 1e165f83-b718-428f-802e-62b0839ea54c