ASU Herpetology Collection

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Herpetology Collection

The Herpetology Collection (ASUHEC) contains approximately 40,000 specimens representing more than 900 species, with global coverage and a geographic concentration in the western United States and northwestern Mexico. Our collections contain a particularly dense geographic coverage of Arizona tiger salamanders. Please direct inquiries for specimen use and collection access to the Collection Manager, Dr. Dakota Rowsey, at

This collection is accessible via the Consortium of Small Vertebrate Collections portal.

Access the ASUHEC On-Line Holdings @ CSVColl


Visit our Collection

Street Address: 734 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by appointment


Please note our new mailing address:

Arizona State University Natural History Collections
734 W Alameda Dr.
Suite 158
Tempe, AZ 85282-4108

Meet the Collections Staff:

Dakota Rowsey, Vertebrate Collections Manager -