New Brunswick Museum - Amphibians and Reptiles (NBM-AR)

The NBM amphibian and reptile collection was established by Dr. Stanley W. Gorham (1917-1984), who produced the first modern checklist of world amphibians.  The collection now includes about 13,500 whole specimens in alcohol, a sizable and rapidly growing frozen tissue collection (-80oC), a small collection of dried skins, and several hundred dried turtle shells and skeletons. Although mostly of New Brunswick origin, the collection also houses material from Fiji, Spain, Panama, Gabon, and Russia. An associated and significant collection of frog helminths is housed in the general invertebrate collection.
Assistant Curator: Gregory Jongsma,, (506) 271-4468 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-8790-2610)
Curator: Donald McAlpine,, (506)343-4432
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8add93cd-5ccf-48c8-bd1f-80e9c70f7a51
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
New Brunswick Museum Collections (2024). New Brunswick Museum - Amphibians and Reptiles. Occurrence dataset accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal on 2024-07-20.
Collection Statistics
  • 13,937 specimen records
  • 13,349 (96%) georeferenced
  • 807 (6%) with images (1,757 total images)
  • 2 GenBank genetic references
  • 13,724 (98%) identified to species
  • 58 families
  • 148 genera
  • 243 species
  • 243 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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