Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Reptile collection

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has about 45,000 reptilian specimens, and type material for 183 species. The majority of the specimens were collected by Gaston François de Witte during his missions to the national parks in Congo. Philippe Kok has also put together a fine collection of reptiles from Guyana. Biologist Olivier Pauwels has added material to the South East Asia and Gabon collections, and his colleagues Benoit Mys, J. Swerts and Jan Hulselmans have contributed a significant collection of reptile species from Papua New Guinea.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Reptilia collection contains 19645 digitised specimens of 2513 taxa. The following classes are included: Amphibia Linnaeus, 1758, Reptilia Laurenti, 1768

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/4cfcc190-f0e0-4611-8253-003481290d38
Last Updated June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Created June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive http://ipt.naturalsciences.be/ipt/archive.do?r=be_rbins_vertebrates_reptilia
GBIF UUID 4cfcc190-f0e0-4611-8253-003481290d38
Metadata author Thomas Vandenberghe - Data manager - tvandenberghe@naturalsciences.be