Acquisitions and Maintenance

In general, specimens will not be accessioned unless they have been properly curated and have data that includes at least the collection locality and date.  In addition, copies of all necessary collecting permits are essential.  Standard methods of preservation and maintenance are followed.

We also maintain a digital image collection at INHS.  We accept digital images of amphibians and reptiles from anywhere in the world.

For more details, please contact the curator, Dr. Chris Phillips.

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), A.R. Kuhns photo