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Specimen Record

LocalityUssr
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number45797
Collected ByDessauer, Herbert
Date Collected1985-05-09

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The collection of reptiles and amphibians is comprised of more than 140,000 specimens. The collection is extremely rich in snake species, with 359 genera and 954 species represented. The remaining herp groups are represented as follows: lizards (165 genera, 776 species), tuataras (1 genus, 1 species), turtles (54 genera, 104 species), crocodilians (8 genera, 15 species), frogs (143 genera, 682 species), salamanders (38 genera, 151 species), and caecilians (12 genera, 19 species). The collection contains 52 holotypes (specimens representing species new to science), which is a disproportionately large number for a collection of this size. The herpetology collection is worldwide in scope. The snake skeletal collection is among the largest and most diverse in the world. The collection of amphibians and reptiles from the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí is the largest in the world, and the collections from Honduras and Peru are among the top five in the world. Approximately 55-60 percent of the currently recognized genera of snakes are represented in the collection.

Contacts

Name Seth Parker
RoleHerpetology Collections Manager
Emailsethparker@lsu.edu
Name Seth Parker
RoleHerpetology Collections Manager
Emailsethparker@lsu.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDolichophis caspius
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Colubridae | Dolichophis
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusDolichophis
Specific Epithetcaspius
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number45797
Other Catalog Numbers9534
PreparationsTissue - 100; Isopropanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexmale
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDf7b33116-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByDessauer, Herbert
Field NumberHCD 5827
Date Collected1985-05
Year1985
Month5
Locality
Higher GeographyLSUMZ0to49999B_12a_2012-9-17_18: | USSR | | | | | |
LocalityUSSR
Verbatim LocalityLSUMZ0to49999B_12a_2012-9-17_18:55 | USSR
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-01-17
IDf7b33116-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/ew6z-dwdm
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