Herpetologie Sammlung



The herpetological collection contains about 110,000 specimens of Quaternary (Recent and Pleistocene epochs) amphibians and reptiles including numerous types from all continents. These serve as a basis for taxonomic, phylogenetic and zoogeographic studies.

The majority of the specimens are well documented (detailed collection site, collection date and collector). About 400 primary types (holotypes, lectotypes, and neotypes) are present.