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Amphibia collection of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon on Apr 26, 2016 National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon

The Amphibia collection of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, comprises about 980 accessions, corresponding to about 3500 specimens. The majority of the specimens were collected and entered in the collection in 1980s and 1990s, after the catastrophic fire that destroyed almost all the zoological collections of the former Museu Bocage in 1978. The majority of the specimens (largely Portuguese fauna) came from field works and studies by researcher and students from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Other material refers to donations from other European, South American and North American institutions. Recent field work in Africa is starting new collections from the former Portuguese colonies of São Tomé e Príncipe and Mozambique. A considerable collection of the invasive African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis Daudin, 1803) constitutes the largest series of the collection, comprising almost one third of the collection. Despite being small, the amphibians collection of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, is the largest in the country, and one of the largest in the world, regarding Portuguese amphibian fauna.

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Amphibian collection from the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal - March 2016

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bc3c6698-36c5-48e6-9ea9-e0830b6ee79e.  National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Amphibians; MUHNAC; Urodela; Anura; Gymnophiona

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Luis Ceríaco
Associate Curator of Herpetology
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Lisbon PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luis Ceríaco
Associate Curator of Herpetology
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis Ceríaco
Associate Curator of Herpetology
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Lisbon PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Luis Ceríaco
Curator of Herpetology
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Lisbon PT
Point Of Contact
Rui Rebelo
Professor
Faculdade de Ciências - Universidade de Lisboa Lisbon PT
Point Of Contact
Mariana Marques
Associated researcher
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência PT
Point Of Contact
Pedro Ceríaco
Volunteer
Universidade de Évora PT
Point Of Contact
Pedro Nunes
Volunteer
Universidade de Évora PT
Point Of Contact
Eduardo Magalhães
Volunteer
Universidade de Évora PT
Point Of Contact
Gabriella Ferreira
Volunteer
Universidade de Évora PT

Geographic Coverage

The collection presents specimens from Europe, Africa, North America and South America.

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

This collection covers all the species of the class Amphibia, both native and introduced, that occur in the Portuguese territory - comprising six species of Urodela, from the Salamandridae family, and 12 species of Anura, from the following families: Discoglossidae, Pelobatidae, Pelodytidae, Bufonidae, Hylidae and Ranidae. Other European, North American, South American and African taxa are also present.

Class  Amphibia
Order  Urodela,  Anura,  Gymnophiona
Genus  Sclerophrys,  Hildebrandtia,  Bufo,  Rana,  Rhinella,  Chioglossa,  Salamandra,  Hypsiboas,  Pleuroderma,  Odontophrynus,  Leptodactylus,  Lysapsus,  Physalaemus,  Phyllomedusa,  Epidalea,  Pelophylax,  Pelodytes,  Pelobates,  Pleurodeles,  Hyla,  Lissotriton,  Discoglossus,  Triturus,  Schistometopum,  Leptopelis,  Ptychadena
Species  Bufo spinosus,  Epidalea calamita,  Rana iberica,  Pelophylax perezi,  Pelodytes punctatus,  Alytes cisternasii,  Alytes obstetricans,  Discoglossus galganoi,  Hyla molleri,  Hyla meridionalis,  Chioglossa lusitanica,  Pleurodeles waltl,  Salamandra salamandra,  Lissotriton boscai,  Triturus marmoratus,  Triturus helveticus,  Xenopus laevis,  Pelobates cultripes,  Hyperolius molleri,  Phrynobatrachus dispar,  Phrynobatrachus natalensis,  Pyxicephalus adspersus,  Afrixalus morerei,  Schistometopum thomense,  Leptopelis palmatus,  Scinax nasicus,  Rhinella arenarum,  Hypsiboas pulchellus,  Leptopelis viridis,  Bufo viridis,  Rhinella spinulosa,  Rana catesbeiana,  Hyla savignyi,  Chiromantis kelleri,  Bufotes boulengeri,  Bufo mauritanicus,  Bombina pachypus,  Ptychadena anchietae,  Rana graeca,  Pelophylax esculentus,  Euproctus montanus,  Triturus carnifex,  Salamandrina terdigitata,  Calotriton asper,  Alytes muletensis,  Pseudacris triseriata,  Desmognathus quadramaculatus,  Ambystoma maculatum,  Notophtalmus viridescens,  Taricha granulosa,  Desmognathus quadramaculatus,  Anaxyrus boreas,  Pseudacris crucifer,  Hyla arenicolor,  Pseudacris regilla,  Hyla versicolor,  Anaxyrus woodhousii,  Anaxyrus americanus,  Lithobates sylvaticus,  Lithobates pipiens,  Lithobates clamitans,  Agelognathus reverberii,  Phyllomedusa sauvagii,  Physalaemus biligonigerus,  Lysapsus limellum,  Pleuroderma borelli,  Leptodactylus chaquensis,  Odontophrynus occidentalis,  Pleuroderma kriegi,  Pleuroderma tucumana,  Pleuroderma nebulosa,  Hypsiboas cordobae,  Rhinella achalensis,  Rhinella fernadezae,  Rhinella icterica,  Salamandra salamandra gallaica
Subspecies  Mesotriton alpestris apuanus,  Speleomantes italicus gormani,  Speleomantes imperialis imperialis,  Lissotriton vulgaris meridionalis,  Leptodactylus latinasus anceps,  Chioglossa lusitanica longipes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1860-01-01 / 2016-03-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Review of the herpetological collections of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência
Funding This project was made on a voluntary basis.
Study Area Description Natural History collections studies and management
Design Description Production and validation of natural colletion data, data and specimen digitization, database management and validation and data publishing.

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Luis Ceríaco

Sampling Methods

This dataset contains data from an Amphibian collection that includes specimens from many different origins and studies. There was not a common sampling method for all the specimens.

Study Extent This dataset contains data from an amphibian collection that includes specimens from many different origins and studies. Includes data from scientific/biodiversity studies as well as specimens from occasional collection.
Quality Control Specimens were checked individually and all the data available in the catalog and data sheets for each specimen was confirmed and digitized
Step Description 1 _

Collection Data

Collection Name MB04 - Anfíbios
Collection Identifier 81aa57c6-a351-4a92-8788-a29165e19c27
Parent Collection Identifier 315127e0-d7bb-11db-9885-b8a03c50a862
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers bc3c6698-36c5-48e6-9ea9-e0830b6ee79e
http://gbifipt.museus.ul.pt/resource.do?r=muhnac-amphibiansportugal