The Amphibian and Reptile Collection contains more than 251 470 specimens in 37 925 lots, most of which are fluid-preserved, with some skeletons, skins and mounted specimens. It also boasts a very good collection of dried frog skins mounted on sheets of paper, like plants; they offer a very good source of tissue for DNA extraction. Our emphasis is on geographic and life history variation of common species in Canada. Approximately 83% of the collection comprises Canadian specimens. This collection counts representatives from some 930 species in 67 families. One hundred and thirty-eight are type specimens, including two holotypes, among which one is a Canadian holotype and five are Canadian paratypes.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
Approximately 83% of the collection comprises Canadian specimens
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Amphibian and Reptile Collection is 251,470.
Of these 37,667 are databased. This represents 15.0 % of the collection.
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The Canadian Museum of Nature Amphibian and Reptile Collection has an estimated 251,470 specimens.
The collection has databased 15.0 % of these (37,667 records).
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