Unknown

Dataset Information

0

Dataset from the Snakes (Serpentes, Reptiles) collection of the Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Para, Brazil.


ABSTRACT: Background:We present a dataset with information from the snake collection of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, known as the "Ophidia Collection". This collection currently has 26,728 specimens of snakes, including 9 families, 66 genera and 220 species. For the most part, it represents material from the Amazon Region. Specimens are preserved mostly in wet (alcohol) preparation, with some samples preserved in dry form, as is the case of the shells and skeletons of turtles. The dataset is now available for public consultation on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility portal (https://doi.org/10.15468/lt0wet). New information:The Herpetological collection of Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi comprises the largest collection of its kind in the Amazon region with about 100,000 specimens of amphibians and reptiles (chelonians, alligators, lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians). This collection currently has 26,728 specimens of snakes, including 9 families, 66 genera and 220 species, some of which are endemic to the Amazon rainforest region. The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi is the second oldest institution of science in Brazil in activity, founded in 1866.

SUBMITTER: da Costa Prudente AL 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6483954 | BioStudies | 2019-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

Similar Datasets

1000-01-01 | S-EPMC3118819 | BioStudies
2019-01-01 | S-EPMC6805691 | BioStudies
2017-01-01 | S-EPMC5523198 | BioStudies
2019-01-01 | S-EPMC6388667 | BioStudies
2015-01-01 | S-EPMC4623518 | BioStudies
2019-01-01 | S-EPMC6795802 | BioStudies
2016-01-01 | S-EPMC4857040 | BioStudies
1000-01-01 | S-EPMC4339813 | BioStudies
2015-01-01 | S-EPMC4324969 | BioStudies
2018-01-01 | S-EPMC6007707 | BioStudies