MPM Herpetology

Latest version published by Milwaukee Public Museum on Dec 22, 2016 Milwaukee Public Museum
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22 December 2016
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The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) collection contains amphibians and reptiles from around the US, especially the Midwest, and from the West Indies, where retired Curator Robert Henderson still does research. MPM has collected these animals since the late 1800s to document the tremendous variety of animal life on our planet. Today, the MPM vertebrate zoologists center their research on the classification, evolution, natural history and ecology of animals with an emphasis on documenting biological diversity.

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Occurrence; Specimen


Laura Russell
  • Programmer
  • Originator
VertNet Programmer
Carol Spencer
  • Metadata Provider
Staff Curator
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
94720 Berkeley
+01 510-643-5778
Julia Colby
  • Point Of Contact
Vertebrate & Invertebrate Zoology Collections Manager
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells
53233 Milwaukee
+01 414-278-2760
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
Robert Henderson
  • Principal Investigator
Vertebrate Zoology Curator
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
53233-1478 Milwaukee
+01 414 278 2775

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Alternative Identifiers 49c45996-3726-468e-be35-eb37cb5b8e45