Philippine Database

This database represents portal containing a collated dataset of Philippine herpetological specimens stored in museums around the world. These data were collected either directly from the museum or from online portals such as VertNET and GBIF.  If you are interested in any of the specimens or tissues contained herein, please contact each museum directly for more information. The list of museums are below.

Please contact Collection Manager Jessa Watters at 405-325-7771 or jwatters@ou.edu for further information.  If you are a representative of a museum not listed below, and you have herpetological specimens from the Philippines, we would love to hear from you!Representative museums include:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP)
  • American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
  • Arizona State University (ASU)
  • Australian Museum (AM)
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BPBM)
  • British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)
  • California Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CM)
  • Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC)
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CUML) and University Museum of Vertebrates (CUMV)
  • Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH)
  • Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH)
  • Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ)
  • Illinois Natural History Survey (UIMNH)
  • James R. Slater Museum of Natural History (PSM)
  • Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science (LSU)
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM)
  • Natural History Museum-University of Oslo (ZMO)
  • National Museum of Natural History/Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
  • National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
  • National Museum of the Philippines (PNM or NMPH)
  • Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona (MCNB)
  • Naturhistorisches Museum (NHMW)
  • Naturmuseum Senckenberg-Frankfurt (ZMK)
  • Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (ZMA)
  • Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM)
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ)
  • Museum fur Naturkunde-Berlin (ZMB)
  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (OMNH)
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM)
  • Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN)
  • Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS)
  • Sweden Museum of Natural History/Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (EM or NRM)
  • Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections (TCWC)
  • Texas Memorial Museum (TNHC)
  • University of Alberta Museums (UA)
  • University of Arizona Museum of Natural History (UAZ)
  • University of Kansas Natural History Museum (KU)
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (UCM)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (UNR)
  • University of Texas-Arlington (UTA)
  • University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP)
  • University of Washington Burke Museum (UWBM)
  • Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH)
  • Yale University Peabody Museum (YPM)
  • Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences-St. Petersburg (ZIN)
  • Zoological Museum-Natural History Museum of Denmark (ZMUC).