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Herpetile collection NTNU University Museum


The collection of herpetiles (amphibians and reptiles) at the NTNU University Museum dates back to the 1860s. The collection consists mainly of objects preserved on ethanol, but also contains a few mounted objects and skeletons. The collection includes a small historic collection of herpetiles collected between 1868 and 1915 from different parts of the world (approximately 200 objects). Todays collection covers the reptilian and amphibian species found in Norway (11 species). It also includes more than 30 species from other countries. The geographic coverage of the objects in this collection is mainly Norwegian mainland. Within Norway, the majority of the objects collected origins from central and southern Norway.