Royal BC Museum - Herpetology CollectionAcronym: RBCM
The herpetology collection at the Royal BC Museum consists of approximately 1,800 specimens, with one type specimen, a Paratype of the Columbian tailed frog (Ascaphus truei). About 34 amphibian and 31 reptile taxa are represented in this collection, with more added every time researchers get out to survey new areas. The oldest BC specimen was collected in 1888. The herpetology collection grows by approximately five to ten specimens per year based on incidental collections and donations. 100% of the specimens are identified.
The herpetile collection is comprised almost entirely of alcohol specimens, with a few dried turtle shells. Most specimens are sub-adult or adult, with the exception of amphibians, where tadpoles have been collected for most species. There is a strong geographical focus on British Columbia native species, but also includes some introduced species
RBCM collections primarily focus on British Columbia and surrounding areas
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