Project: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Herpetology collection

About the project

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' herpetology collection, started in the late 1800s by Museum co-founder C.S. Brimley, contains over 84,300 cataloged records (March 2015) that consist of approximately 265,000 specimens. It is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Approximately 80% of the collection consists of North Carolina material, although at least 47 states, 58 countries, and 675 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon. Most of the specimens have been accumulated since the 1960s when Emeritus Curator of Herpetology William Palmer, then Curator of Lower Vertebrates, began caring for the collections. In 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences acquired most of the herpetology collections at the Charleston Museum and Appalachian State University (R. Wayne Van Devender’s collection), and these are currently being incorporated. The completed processing of these two acquisitions will make the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ herpetology collection the major holdings for South Carolina, as well as North Carolina. Other significant past acquisitions include Duke University (Joseph Bailey's collection), Davidson College (E. E. Brown's collection), and Virginia Commonwealth University (Charles Blem's collection). The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums' records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources. Researchers and the management community use the collection to identify, document geographic distributions, learn the biology, and determine the conservation status of populations and species of amphibians & reptiles in North Carolina and the world beyond.

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Members

David Blackburn, Edward Stanley, Bryan Stuart

Data

14 published media groups owned by this project
71 published media groups associated with project specimens
46 project specimens

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NCSM:herp:13265, Sacalia quadriocellata

Created 1/25/2018 at 12:59
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:20
NCSM:herp:19905, Necturus lewisi

Created 1/17/2018 at 11:09
Modified 1/17/2018 at 11:09
NCSM:herp:83600, Sceloporus undulatus

Created 1/22/2018 at 17:13
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:31
NCSM:herp:93545, Anolis carolinensis

Created 1/22/2018 at 12:38
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:30
ncsm:ncsm-herp:12236, Rana sylvatica

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:32
ncsm:ncsm-herp:14128, Eurycea junaluska

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:31
ncsm:ncsm-herp:15659, Rana heckscheri

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:33
ncsm:ncsm-herp:17335, Eurycea chamberlaini

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 10/13/2018 at 10:45
ncsm:ncsm-herp:24613, Eurycea sp.

Created 1/23/2018 at 10:41
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:19
ncsm:ncsm-herp:25699, Ophisaurus mimicus

Created 2/7/2019 at 10:44
Modified 2/7/2019 at 12:06
ncsm:ncsm-herp:31419, Rana sylvatica

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:20
ncsm:ncsm-herp:34290, Clemmys guttata

Created 1/25/2018 at 13:13
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:17
ncsm:ncsm-herp:76061, Leptolalax aereus

Created 1/16/2018 at 18:00
Modified 2/7/2019 at 12:05
ncsm:ncsm-herp:76356, Amolops compotrix

Created 1/16/2018 at 18:45
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:26
ncsm:ncsm-herp:76497, Platysternon megacephalum

Created 1/24/2018 at 14:48
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:25
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77720, Mantheyus phuwuanensis

Created 1/23/2018 at 14:50
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:26
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77821, Odorrana chapaensis

Created 1/16/2018 at 20:05
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:24
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77863, Kurixalus bisacculus

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:26
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77897, Rhacophorus feae

Created 1/16/2018 at 15:45
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:27
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77917, Tropidophorus cocincinensis

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:23
ncsm:ncsm-herp:77918, Fimbrios klossi

Created 1/22/2018 at 14:50
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:30
ncsm:ncsm-herp:78594, Amolops spinapectoralis

Created 1/16/2018 at 20:29
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:27
ncsm:ncsm-herp:78627, Enhydris plumbea

Created 1/23/2018 at 9:53
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:31
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79205, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:32
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79336, Heterodon simus

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:33
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79383, Hylarana erythraea

Created 1/16/2018 at 21:18
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:22
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79411, Sylvirana nigrovittata

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:33
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79583, Leiolepis belliana

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:35
ncsm:ncsm-herp:79785, Laotriton laoensis

Created 1/17/2018 at 10:05
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:32
ncsm:ncsm-herp:80113, Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:31
ncsm:ncsm-herp:80273, Plethodon cheoah

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:25
ncsm:ncsm-herp:80330, Vietnamophryne sp.

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:40
ncsm:ncsm-herp:80341, Feihyla palpebralis

Created 1/17/2018 at 9:40
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:22
ncsm:ncsm-herp:80838, Ophisaurus harti

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:40
ncsm:ncsm-herp:82961, Tylototriton panhai

Created 1/17/2018 at 11:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:39
ncsm:ncsm-herp:83176, Protobothrops sieversorum

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:42
ncsm:ncsm-herp:84957, Xenopeltis unicolor

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:24
ncsm:ncsm-herp:84971, Takydromus sexlineatus

Created 1/22/2018 at 10:52
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:24
ncsm:ncsm-herp:85186, Cryptelytrops macrops

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:56
ncsm:ncsm-herp:85285, Rana johnsi

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:57
ncsm:ncsm-herp:86474, Ophryophryne pachyproctus

Created 1/16/2018 at 21:42
Modified 2/4/2019 at 12:25
ncsm:ncsm-herp:86534, Calotes versicolor farooqi

Created 11/2/2018 at 19:35
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:56
ncsm:ncsm-herp:86611, Ichthyophis laosensis

Created 5/8/2018 at 12:14
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:24
ncsm:ncsm-herp:86623, Nanorana aenea

Created 1/16/2018 at 21:35
Modified 2/19/2019 at 10:32
ncsm:ncsm-herp:86708, Kurixalus odontotarsus

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 17:02
ncsm:ncsm-herp:90583, Rana kauffeldi

Created 10/13/2018 at 10:45
Modified 1/31/2019 at 16:58