Herpetology (Reptiles and Frogs) Collection

Collections | Updated 9 months ago

The Herpetology collection contains specimens of reptiles and frogs from throughout Australia and South-East Asia but predominantly Western Australia. The majority of the collection is preserved in alcohol but some dried and skeletal material is also maintained. The collection is used largely for research and reference but also serves a vital role in public education through museum exhibitions. New and exciting discoveries within the collection continue to be made every year.

Collection data from this collection is available online through the Atlas of Living Australia: http://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/co122

Number of items
Approx 172,000