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: 29 June 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 2,507 specimen records
  • 2,490 (99%) georeferenced
  • 2,255 (90%) with images (4,507 total images)
  • 2,259 (90%) identified to species
  • 22 families
  • 43 genera
  • 101 species
  • 113 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics