Northern Michigan University (NMU) Amphibian and Reptile Specimens (Arctos)

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Northern Michigan University Herpetology Collection

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:

Northern Michigan University, Northern Museum of Zoology Herpetology Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited by the catalog record url:


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Northern Michigan University. 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: 713c56d0-16d5-429a-881e-55c88fceaa85.  Northern Michigan University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Kurt Galbreath
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Faculty Curator
Northern Michigan University Museum of Zoology
Biology Department, Northern Michigan University, 2119 New Science Facility
49855 Marquette
(906) 227-1586
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Bounding Coordinates South West [40, -95], North East [50, -80]

Taxonomic Coverage

The majority of specimens are identified to genus or species and represent snakes (Serpentes), turtles (Testudines), frogs (Anura), and salamanders (Caudata).

Class Amphibia (amphibians), Reptilia (reptiles)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1970 to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Northern Michigan University (NMU) Amphibian and reptile specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier NMU
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use:;

Purpose This collection is primarily used for teaching in organismal courses.
Alternative Identifiers 713c56d0-16d5-429a-881e-55c88fceaa85