Amphibians & Reptiles
The Division of Amphibians and Reptiles is devoted to herpetology, the scientific study of amphibians and reptiles, and to building and maintaining preserved collections of those animals, which are used in research by the staff of the Division as well as herpetologists throughout the world. Researchers in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles specialize in systematic herpetology, the branch of the science that attempts to determine what are the species of amphibians and reptiles and how those species are related to one another as parts of larger taxonomic groups.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to staffing restrictions at this time, the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles is closed to both visitors, loans, and loan returns until further notice. We are also currently unable to process specimen photograph requests.