Herpetology Collection

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The Herpetology Collection has important holdings of reptile and amphibian specimens, particularly from Arizona, southwestern US and northern Mexico. It contains around 45,000 specimens, and includes numerous threatened and endangered southwestern species. Specimens are primarily preserved in 70% ethanol and housed in jars and stainless steel tanks. There is also a small collection of dried skeletons, as well as an electronic image collection. A paper catalog of all registered specimens is maintained, though electronic databasing of the catalog is almost complete.

To arrange a visit to the collection or for more information, please contact Thomas Dowling, Interim Curator thomas.dowling@asu.edu.