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Specimen Record

ContinentAfrica
CountryLiberia
State/ProvinceBong County
LocalityKpatawee Falls, About 12 Km Nw Cuttington University College
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number49413
Collected ByKofron, Christopher
Date Collected1988-10-22

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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 NameHemisus marmoratum
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Amphibia | Anura | Hemisotidae | Hemisus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyHemisotidae
GenusHemisus
Specific Epithetmarmoratum
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number49413
PreparationsEthanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDf84e921e-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByKofron, Christopher
Field NumberCPK 3111
Date Collected1988-10-22
Year1988
Month10
Day22
Start Day of Year296
End Day of Year296
Locality
CountryLiberia
Country CodeLR
State / ProvinceBong County
Higher GeographyAfrica | Liberia | Bong County | | | | |
ContinentAfrica
LocalityKpatawee Falls, about 12 km NW Cuttington University College
Verbatim LocalityAfrica | Liberia | Bong County
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-01-17
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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