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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles
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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Abstract

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief account of the principal figures associated with the collection and of the most important events in the history of herpetology in the MVZ during its first 93 years, and lists all type specimens of recent amphibians and nonavian reptiles in the collection. Although the MVZ has existed since 1908, until 1945 there was no formal curator for the collection of amphibians and nonavian reptiles. Since tha ... More

Keywords: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, herpetological research, history of herpetology, specimens, amphibians, nonavian reptiles, curator, southern California

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238183
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Javier Rodriguez-Robles, author