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Specimen Record

ContinentOceania
CountryPapua New Guinea
State/ProvinceNorth Solomons Province
LocalityBuka Island, Nova Area, Chi Chi Hav Village, Tallest Hill North Of Village
Latitude-5.39075
Longitude154.6409333
Institution CodeLsumz
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog Number94132
Collected ByAustin, Christopher
Date Collected2005-11-29

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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 NameSalomonelaps par
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae | Salomonelaps
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyHydrophiidae
GenusSalomonelaps
Specific Epithetpar
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number94132
Other Catalog Numbers0
PreparationsTissue - 100; Ethanol - 1
Life StageAdult/juvenile
Sexunknown
Institution CodeLSUMZ
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDfe2fe318-fdee-11e2-ab74-7d6dab1460a4
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByAustin, Christopher
Field NumberCCA 2712
Date Collected2005-11-29
Year2005
Month11
Day29
Start Day of Year333
End Day of Year333
Locality
CountryPapua New Guinea
Country CodePG
State / ProvinceNorth Solomons Province
Higher GeographyOceania | Papua New Guinea | North Solomons Province | | | | |
ContinentOceania
LocalityBuka Island, Nova Area, CHI CHI HAV Village, Tallest Hill North of village
Verbatim LocalityOceania | Papua New Guinea | North Solomons Province
Decimal Latitude-5.39075
Decimal Longitude154.6409333
Geodetic Datumnot recorded (forced WGS84)
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-01-17
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dcterms:accessRightshttp://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dcterms:licensehttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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