The herpetological collection of the Ecology and Zoology Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina

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Walter Luis Alves dos Santos ; Ivo Rohling Ghizoni-Jr. ; Tobias Saraiva Kunz ; Paulo Afonso Hartmann (2007)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Journal: Biotemas (issn: 0103-1643)
  • Subject: herpetological collection | UFSC | amphibians | reptiles | state of Santa Catarina | Science | Q | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Scientific collections with regional representation are relevant sources for ecological, taxonomic and biogeographical studies, as well as studies of species conservation status. On account of its importance, we now present a list of the deposited material in the herpetological collection of the Ecology and Zoology Department (ECZ) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Our aim with this note is to make the information about the material of this collection accessible. From the date of its creation up to November 2006, representatives of 146 taxa (76 reptiles, 70 amphibians) were deposited, making up a total of 1,889 specimens. In 2004, an effort to revitalize the collection was begun, with a betterment of storage conditions and a revision of the specimens’ identification. Presently, the herpetological collection is in the phase of initial computerization.
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