The Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope and is the second largest of its kind in the world. Presently, the research collections contain over 200,000 catalogued lots representing nearly a half million individual specimens, which includes nearly 500 primary type specimens with high resolution digital images. The average growth over the last ten years has been nearly 1500 specimens per year. Auxiliary research collections include skeletal preparations (both dry and cleared & stained), frozen tissue samples, radiographs, Kodachrome slides, digital images including CT scans, histological micro slides, and a large collection (over 250,000 records) of ecological vouchers collected from our Edwin S. George Reserve in Livingston County, Michigan. The valuable Herpetology Field Notebook Collection and other digital collections associated with the University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology provide a wide array of digital content created from the physical holdings maintained by the Museum of Zoology.
For questions about the research collections, contact:
Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079
734 764 0466
734 763 4080 (FAX)
All the images in the collection are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC-BY-SA 4.0). This means you are free to share and adapt the sound recordings for any purpose, even commercially, so long as you provide attribution by giving appropriate credit, providing a link to the license, and indicating if changes were made. If you remix, transform, build upon the material, or otherwise prepare a derivative work, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. The license does not in any way limit your rights under copyright law, such as fair use. Please read the license before using this work. If you use audio files from this collection, please use the following attribution and copyright notice: "©2005 Regents of the University of Michigan. This sound recording was created by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. It is licensed under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license." If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Herpetology collections. If you have concerns about the inclusion of an item in this collection, please contact Library Information Technology.