Herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians)

herpetologyThe IMNH Herpetology collection includes nearly 2,500 cataloged specimens and represents one of the largest collections of Idaho amphibians and reptiles. It includes specimens from the former University of Idaho Collection, the Idaho and Montana Natural Heritage Programs, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (held for the National Museum). It also includes a small photo voucher database

The first curator of this collection was Dr. Allan Linder, who retired in 1988. Dr. Charles R. Peterson, the current affiliate curator, has worked with the collection since 1988.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Rick Williams
Curator of Botany, Life Sciences Division Head
(208) 282-2948

Ms. Janet Bala
Collections Manager Life Sciences
(208) 282-2815

Dr. Charles R. Peterson
Affiliate Curator
(208) 282-3922