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The University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History (UF-FLMNH) Herpetology collection dates back to 1862. Our collection is world-wide in scope, and at > 287,000 specimens/specimen lots it is ranked #1 largest in the southeastern United States and #8 largest in North America.

The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s official natural history museum and serves as the State repository for voucher specimens (Florida Statute § 1004.56). Our specimens and associated data are used on a daily basis for teaching, research, and public inquiries.

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Our collection consists of specimens (fluid preserved, cleared and stained, and skeletal), histological materials, 35-mm slides and photographs, digital images, and bioacoustical recordings. We also have ~2,000 tissue samples stored at -20ºC in the UF-FLMNH Genetic Resources Collection.

Data Request Policy and Terms

Loan Policy and Terms

You may also want to read the Florida Museum of Natural History’s full collections policies as well.

Contact staff below only after agreeing to the Data Request Policy and Terms above

Dr. Coleman Sheehy
Collection Manager
Division of Herpetology
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800
Tel: 352 273-1945
Fax: 352 846-0287
Dr. David C. Blackburn
Curator
Division of Herpetology
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800
Tel: 352 273-1943
Fax: 352 846-0287