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CHAS Herpetology

Specimen Records: 20,957
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-01-08

The Chicago Academy of Sciences herpetology collection includes over 22,000 specimens, primarily preserved in alcohol. Approximately 60% of the specimens are reptiles and 40% are amphibians. The Midwest is strongly represented, as are Arizona and southeastern United States, thanks to multiple Academy expeditions during the mid-1900s. The collection contains many para- and holotypes, as well as one subspecies type specimen, of the Northern Crawfish Frog (Lithobates areolata circulosa). Notable collectors include: Knox Conant, Hudson Conant, Richard A. Edgren, Howard K. Gloyd, R. L. Hutchison, Betty Komarek, Edwin V. Komarek, Roy V. Komarek, Walter L. Necker, and Orlando Park.

Contacts

Name Dawn Roberts
RoleDirector of Collections
Emaildroberts@naturemuseum.org
Name Dawn Roberts
RoleDirector of Collections
Emaildroberts@naturemuseum.org
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