The service of Herpetology contains following amphibian collections:

  • About 41,000 reptiles and 200,000 amphibians (most of the specimens are preserved in alcohol, but there is also a collection of skeletons and alizarin preparations). Main origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo.
  • 182 taxa with primary types, 52 with secondary types, 31 taxa of unknown type status. Most important authors of the type material are G.-F. de Witte and R. Laurent.

    Scientific coordinator: D. Meirte
    Collection manager: G. Cael




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