University of Illinois Museum of Natural History Amphibian and Reptile Collection (UIMNH-HERP-UIMNH)

With nearly 100,000 catalogued specimens, the UIMNH Amphibian and Reptile Collection is among the largest in North America. The geographic emphasis is Mexico, but there are large holdings from the United States, Canada, Ecuador, Cuba, the Philippines, and Venezuela. There are approximately 2,000 type specimens; including over 170 primary types.
Contact: Dan Wylie, Collection Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 January 2019
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics:
  • 96055 specimen records
  • 89295 (93%) georeferenced
  • 96 families
  • 612 genera
  • 2495 species
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