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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishTerrell
LocalityRd. 349, 30-40 Mi. N Of Dryden
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number56709
Collected ByMeier, A.; Connelly, Pat
Date Collected1994-06-09

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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 NameGyalopion canum
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Colubridae | Gyalopion
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusGyalopion
Specific Epithetcanum
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number56709
Other Catalog Numbers2673
PreparationsTissue - 100; Isopropanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDf9aaf634-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByMeier, A.; Connelly, Pat
Date Collected1994-06
Year1994
Month6
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyTerrell
Higher GeographyNorth America | USA | Texas | Terrell County | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityRd. 349, 30-40 mi. N of Dryden
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | USA | Texas | Terrell County
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-01-17
IDf9aaf634-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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