ASU NEON Biorepository Herptile Collections (ASU-NEON-HERP)

This collection node represents the herptile collections of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Biorepository housed at Arizona State University. These collections are also searchable at For loan requests, please email

Specimens included here belong to the following two collections of herptile specimens collected as bycatch from carabid beetle pitfall trapping:


And herptiles collected as bycatch from small mammal trapping:

Collection Manager: Laura Steger, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
NEON Biorepository Portal:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 4 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 2,745 specimen records
  • 2,725 (99%) georeferenced
  • 2,554 (93%) with images (5,113 total images)
  • 2,442 (89%) identified to species
  • 22 families
  • 43 genera
  • 106 species
  • 119 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics