Canadian Museum of Nature - Amphibian and Reptile (CMN-AR)

Our Amphibian and Reptile Collection contains more than 251 470 specimens in 37 925 lots, most of which are fluid-preserved, with some skeletons, skins and mounted specimens. It also boasts a very good collection of dried frog skins mounted on sheets of paper, like plants; they offer a very good source of tissue for DNA extraction. Our emphasis is on geographic and life history variation of common species in Canada. Approximately 83% of the collection comprises Canadian specimens. This collection counts representatives from some 930 species in 67 families. One hundred and thirty-eight are type specimens, including two holotypes, among which one is a Canadian holotype and five are Canadian paratypes.

Curator: Kamal Khidas,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 4 November 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Canadian Museum of Nature
Cite this collection:
Canadian Museum of Nature - Amphibian and Reptile. Occurrence dataset (ID: ce14d51c-eea9-4607-9604-92363a13cab7) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 749 specimen records
  • 742 (99%) georeferenced
  • 684 (91%) identified to species
  • 8 families
  • 17 genera
  • 21 species
  • 29 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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