Institutional Collection: Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
HERP
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The collection serves as a major research resource for the national and international scientific communities and contains unique material of special historical and ecological significance. The collection database is also accessible online on this website - http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/collections/search.cgi?dest=herps&action=form&_ga=1.179277668.1724329721.1403299834 . In the 1970's, it was recognized as one of the five largest and most representative collections of amphibians and reptiles in the United States (Wake et al. 1975). Currently it ranks among the top six herpetological collections in the United States and one of the twenty largest in the World. Collection use has been growing steadily. Loan requests, visits by researchers, and information requests are at high levels. Zoologists, paleontologists, wildlife biologists and other disciplines utilize the collections. Regular collection users include professional scientists, agency personnel and students (undergraduate and graduate).

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Other or Undefined
Preservation Type: 
Storage Environment: Ambient controlled (indoors)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/05pf-h6mh

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
The Field Museum of Natural History
Mailing Address 2: 
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Mailing Address 3: 
(empty)
City/Town: 
Chicago
State/Province: 
IL
Postal/Zip Code: 
60605-2496
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 24 April 2013 - 12:28pm EDT
  • Updated: 28 May 2015 - 11:43am EDT
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