Amphibians & Reptiles

Amphibians & Reptiles

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Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03-2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Welcome to the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles

Our Mission
The long-term goals of the Division of Amphibians & Reptiles is to support research in functional and evolutionary ecology with an emphasis in the conservation of biological diversity. The division's staff and students address its mission by curating collections of amphibians and reptiles and associated data from throughout New Mexico and other areas, serving as a repository for voucher specimens resulting from a diversity of studies.

The MSB Division of Amphibians & Reptiles supports research in functional and evolutionary ecology with an emphasis in the conservation of biological diversity. The division's staff and students address its mission by curating collections of amphibians and reptiles and associated data from throughout New Mexico and other areas, serving as a repository for voucher specimens resulting from a diversity of studies.

With over 95,000 specimens, the Division of Amphibians & Reptiles maintains on of the largest research collections in the western United States.

Personnel associated with the division conduct research in the Southwest and involving functional and evolutionary ecology of reptiles and conservation of biological diversity. Many collaborative projects are coordinated with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and these projects usually investigate the effects of habitat alteration on populations of amphibians and reptiles as well as restoration efforts for endangered populations. The division has strong graduate and undergraduate programs in herpetology and conservation biology.

Herp collage photos