Check List 9(2): 257-262, doi: 10.15560/9.2.257
The Reptile Collection of the Museu de Zoologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
expand article infoBreno Hamdan, Daniela Pinto Coelho§, Annelise Batista D’Angiolella§, Eduardo José dos Reis Dias|, Rejâne Lira-da-Silva§
‡ Universidade Federal da Bahia; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Brazil§ Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil| Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
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Brazilian scientific collections represent an important sample of the country’s biodiversity and are a testament to its history. The Reptile Collection of the Museu de Zoologia from Universidade Federal da Bahia (CRMZUFBA) has 5,206 specimens and 185 species (13 endemic to Brazil and 9 threatened) with one quarter of the known reptile species listed in Brazil, from over 175 municipalities. Although the CRMZUFBA houses species from all Brazilian biomes there is a strong regional presence. Knowledge of the species housed in smaller collections could avoid unrepresentative species descriptions and provide information concerning intraspecific variation, ecological features and geographic coverage.