Our herpetology collections include all reptile and amphibian species presently know to occur in Queensland. Many of these are endemic to narrowly defined habitats. Of particular interest are species occurring in the Brigalow Belt and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area.

Collection strengths include:

- extinct and threatened frogs;

- critically endangered geckos and skinks;

- comprehensive skeletal material of marine turtles;

- type specimens representing some of the most significant Australian herpetological discoveries dating back to the 1880s.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Amphibians and Reptiles collection includes members from the following taxa:
Amphibia and Reptilia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Amphibians and Reptiles collection is 81,000.

Of these 27,720 are databased. This represents 34.2 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-10 09:01:08.0


Litoria gracilenta


Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
Queensland 4101


Mr Patrick Couper
Curator Biodiversity (Reptiles & Amphibians)
phone: 07 3840 7709
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Paul Avern
phone: (07) 3840 7711
phone: (07) 3846 1226
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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Amphibians and Reptiles collection has an estimated 81,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 34.2 % of these (27,720 records).

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