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Interns Tour Herpetology Collection

Posted on July 8, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

20140702 NMNH Interns Tour Herpetology

NMNH Museum Specialist, Addison Wynn leads a tour for Smithsonian interns of the herpetology collection

On Tuesday, July 1 2014, interns were offered the opportunity to tour the herpetology collection housed at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Division of Amphibians and Reptiles is devoted to herpetology, the scientific study of amphibians and reptiles, and to building and maintaining preserved collections of those animals, which are used in research by the staff of the division as well as other herpetologists around the world.

The national collection of amphibians and reptiles is among the largest and most important herpetological collections in the world and contains more than 580,000 specimen records and 667,000 specimens.