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)