Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptile and Amphibian Wet Collection

The wet collection includes many southern African forms. The national and fynbos species are well represented in these collections from over 80 – 100% of those occurring. Of particular interest is the collection of Cape material donated by the former Cape Nature Conservation. Now Cape Nature, the collections continue to receive valuable donations of specimens from this source.

Reptile and Amphibian Osteology Collection

A small number of comparative skeletons is held. These are primarily used for identification purposes by archaeologists and palaeontologists.