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The development of an amphibian research collection at SAIAB

Hyperolius tuberlinguis, Pemba Pools near hotel   Hyperolius argus


Diversifying the natural history collection has been an on-going focus of curation at SAIAB for some years. Specifically, the recently established amphibian collection has been developing steadily. The collection comprises amphibian specimens, tissues, photographs, x-rays, recordings of calls and literature. These different collection objects are at varying stages of development: the specimen, tissue and literature collections are the most advanced. As this is a new collection, and by no means the most comprehensive for southern Africa, our aim is to achieve high quality collection resources and to provide facilities to examine these. Read more