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SDNHM Herpetology Collection

Specimen Records: 76,081
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2015-02-21

The San Diego Natural History Museum Department of Herpetology focuses on the study of amphibians and reptiles. Resources are available to scientists to help better understand amphibian and reptile biology and conserve species when their existence is threatened. The great diversity of amphibian and reptile species is preserved for scientific research in the form of alcohol-preserved and skeletal specimens. The herpetology collection holds over 76,000 catalogued specimens (73,300 fluid-preserved specimens and 3,100 skeletons with 212 primary and 500 secondary types) dating back to the 1890s. The collection has been built over the past century and is actively being added to today. All cataloged specimens are computer databased which allows for any combination of taxonomic and geographic records to be searched.

Contacts

Name Bradford Hollingsworth
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbhollingsworth@sdnhm.org
Name Bradford Hollingsworth
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailbhollingsworth@sdnhm.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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98.373
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98.373
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98.373
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98.373
gbif_canonicalname_added  i74843
98.373
gbif_genericname_added  i74843
98.373
gbif_taxon_corrected  i74843
98.373
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95.912
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95.798
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94.808
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93.569
dwc_multimedia_added  i67204
88.332
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51.291
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42.56
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17.488
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10.208
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5.774
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3.616
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2.683
dwc_genus_replaced  i1179
1.55
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1.074
geopoint_datum_error  i324
0.426
rev_geocode_mismatch  i138
0.181
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i136
0.179
dwc_continent_replaced  i44
0.058
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0.038
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0.013
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0.007
rev_geocode_failure  i2
0.003
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i1
0.001
dwc_kingdom_added  i1
0.001
dwc_phylum_added  i1
0.001
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