Southeastern Louisiana University Herpetology Collection

Occurrence
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Description

The majority of the collection is comprised of specimens from the southern United States, particularly southern Louisiana. We also have moderately large holdings of specimens from the western United States and the West Indies. In addition to fluid specimens, we have a collection of amphibian and reptile tissue samples for genetic analyses. Most of these tissue samples have corresponding voucher specimens in the fluid collection. We also have a histological (slide) collection for studies of reproductive anatomy in amphibians and reptiles. The museum is also home to the Harold A. Dundee Herpetological Library, a collection of thousands of biological books, journals, and reprints, particularly herpetological texts.

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Southeastern Louisiana University Vertebrate Museum Herpetology Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 65dfe059-f1c1-4ec9-9a05-d6877a1d2842.  Southeastern Louisiana University Vertebrate Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Kyle Piller
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Vertebrates
Southeastern Louisiana University Vertebrate Museum
Department of Biological Sciences, SLU 10736
70402 Hammond
Louisiana
US
+01 985 549-2191
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

The majority of the collection is comprised of specimens from the southern United States, particularly southern Louisiana. We also have moderately large holdings of specimens from the western United States and the West Indies.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Amphibia, Reptilia

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 65dfe059-f1c1-4ec9-9a05-d6877a1d2842
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