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Specimen Record

ContinentAfrica
CountryGabon
State/ProvinceEstuaire
LocalityMonts De Cristal National Park, Kinguélé
Latitude0.4536
Longitude10.2781
Institution CodeNcsm
Collection CodeNcsm-herp
Catalog Number76797
Date Collected2009-10-08

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Amphibians and Reptiles Unit contains approximately 262,000 specimens (81,350+ lots), and is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 47 states, 57 countries, and more than 640 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon, and the international focus of the collection is expanding. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and the personal collection of the late E. E. Brown of Davidson College. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums’ records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources.

Contacts

Name Ben Norton
RoleHead, Technology
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Ben Norton
RoleCollections Data Curator
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Bryan Stuart
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameXenopus mellotropicalis
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyPipidae
GenusXenopus
Specific Epithetmellotropicalis
Taxon RankspecificEpithet
Vernacular NameGabonese Clawed Frog
Specimen
Type Statusholotype
Catalog Number76797
Individual Count1
Institution CodeNCSM
Collection CodeNCSM-Herp
Occurrence ID8754846E-D12A-45FF-972B-B3B3A5BA797E
Dataset NameNCSM Herpetology Collection
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysical Object
Collection Event
Field NumberBLS 13506
Date Collected2009-10-08
Year2009
Month10
Day8
Locality
CountryGabon
State / ProvinceEstuaire
ContinentAfrica
LocalityMonts de Cristal National Park, Kinguélé
Verbatim LocalitySwimming in small marshy area with grasses, at forest edge. 75 m elevation.
Decimal Latitude0.4536
Decimal Longitude10.2781
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Other
LanguageEN
Modified2018-10-23
ID8754846E-D12A-45FF-972B-B3B3A5BA797E
dwc:datasetIDNCSM-HerpDWC
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGPS
dcterms:referenceshttp://collections.naturalsciences.org/specimenHerp.aspx?ID=76797
dcterms:bibliographicCitationNCSM 76797 - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Herpetology Collection
dcterms:rightsHolderNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
dcterms:accessRightshttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
dwc:dispositionOn Loan
dwc:institutionIDNCSM
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