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Vertebrates

Reptiles and amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are very under represented in our collections. Most are preserved in spirit or as cast skins (reptiles). The following table lists specimens in our collections

Common Name Genus/Species Quantity Preserved as
Grass Snake Natrix natrix 19 e s sk pc
Adder Vipera berus 14 e s cs
African Water Snake Grayia shythi 1 s
Smooth Snake Coronella austriaca 1 s
Slow Worm Anguis fragilis 3 e s
Viviparous Lizard Lacerta vivipara 5 e s
Wall Lizard Podarcius muralis 1 s
Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis 3 s mount
Agama Lizard Agama stellio 1 s
African Rock Python   1 skin
Gecko   1 pc
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata 2 shell plates
Hermann’s Tortoise Testudo hermanni 1 mount
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas 1 mount
Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus 1 s
Palmate Newt Triturus helveticus 1 s
Western Spade Foot Toad Pelobates cultripes 1 s
Common Frog Rana temporaria 7 s sk
 
Specimens in spirit

Preserved as abbreviations

  • e = egg
  • s = spirit specimen
  • sk = skeleton
  • pc = plaster cast
  • cs = cast skin