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UWBM Herpetology Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 8,796
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2019-05-06

The herpetological collection at the UW Burke Museum contains over 8,000 specimens of amphibians and reptiles. The collection has particularly strong geographic representation of the Pacific Northwest. More than 2,200 specimens are forest-dwelling amphibians from Western Washington obtained during wildlife studies in the 1980s and early 1990s. About 900 are garter snakes collected during the mid-1900s. In 2010, Dr. Adam Leache joined the Burke Museum as Curator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology. The entire collection was inventoried, catalogued, and georeferenced. This transition made the Burke Herpetology data searchable and mappable to the public for the first time. The geographic scope of the collection has expended greatly since 2010, and new collections from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ghana are now available that reflect active research programs by herpetology staff. The collection consists largely of alcohol-reserved specimens with a small number of photographs and skeletons. Genetic resources are available for all specimens collected since 2010.

Contacts

Name Adam Leache
RoleCurator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
Emailleache@uw.edu
Name Adam Leache
RoleCurator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
Emailleache@uw.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Sharon Birks
RoleGenetic Resources Manager
Emailsbirks@u.washington.edu
Name Adam Leache
RoleCurator of Genetic Resources and Herpetology
Emailleache@uw.edu
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