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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceLouisiana
County/ParishEast Baton Rouge
LocalityBuccaneer Drive Off Highland Road
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number88929
Collected ByBoundy, Jeff
Date Collected2005-10-14

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http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/herpetology/

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 NameSternotherus odoratus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Reptilia | Testudines | Kinosternidae | Sternotherus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyKinosternidae
GenusSternotherus
Specific Epithetodoratus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number88929
Other Catalog Numbers20720
PreparationsTissue - 100; Isopropanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDfdb691fc-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByBoundy, Jeff
Field NumberJJB 7454
Date Collected2005-10-14
Year2005
Month10
Day14
Start Day of Year287
End Day of Year287
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceLouisiana
CountyEast Baton Rouge
Higher GeographyNorth America | USA | Louisiana | East Baton Rouge Parish | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityBuccaneer Drive off Highland Road
Verbatim LocalityNorth America | USA | Louisiana | East Baton Rouge Parish
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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