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Specimen Record

ContinentOceania
CountryPapua New Guinea
State/ProvinceCentral Province
LocalityAmau River Camp #1, ~4 Hour Walk Form Amau Village, Good Uncut Primary Forest. Camp #1 Along The Bank Of The Amau River
Latitude-9.9824
Longitude148.5785167
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number95004
Collected ByAustin, Christopher; Rittmeyer, Eric
Date Collected2009-08-12

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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 NamePaedophryne amauensis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Amphibia | Anura | Microhylidae | Paedophryne
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyMicrohylidae
GenusPaedophryne
Specific Epithetamauensis
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Type Statusparatype
Catalog Number95004
PreparationsEthanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDfe3b9cf8-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByAustin, Christopher; Rittmeyer, Eric
Field NumberCCA 5807
Date Collected2009-08-12
Year2009
Month8
Day12
Start Day of Year224
End Day of Year224
Locality
CountryPapua New Guinea
Country CodePG
State / ProvinceCentral Province
Higher GeographyOceania | Papua New Guinea | Central Province | | | | |
ContinentOceania
LocalityAmau River Camp #1, ~4 hour walk form Amau Village, good uncut primary forest. Camp #1 along the bank of the Amau River
Verbatim LocalityOceania | Papua New Guinea | Central Province
Decimal Latitude-9.9824
Decimal Longitude148.5785167
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-01-17
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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