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KUBI Herpetology Collection

Specimen Records: 346,227
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-04-12

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.

Contacts

Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@ku.edu
Name Linda Trueb
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailtrueb@ku.edu
Name Richard Glor
RoleCurator of Herpetology
Emailglor@ku.edu
Name Rafe Brown
RoleCurator-in-Charge of Herpetology
Emailrafe@ku.edu
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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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97.47
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97.47
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97.47
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97.47
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0
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