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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Specimen Records: 285,342
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-02-10

The collection serves as a major research resource for the national and international scientific communities and contains unique material of special historical and ecological significance. The collection database is accessible online on this website and through HerpNET. During the 1970’s, it was recognized as one of the five largest and most representative collections of amphibians and reptiles in the United States (Wake et al. 1975). Currently it ranks among the top six herpetological collections in the United States and one of the twenty largest in the World. Collection use has been growing steadily. Loan requests, visits by researchers, and information requests are at high levels. Zoologists, paleontologists, wildlife disease researchers and other disciplines utilize the collections. Regular collection users include professional scientists, agency personnel and students (undergraduate and graduate).

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
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This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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98.658
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0.004
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0
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0
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