Reptiles & Amphibians
The Division of Reptiles & Amphibians maintains a collection that is worldwide in scope and presently, contains 195,469 catalogued lots representing 431,316 individual specimens.
Collections Manager, Greg Schneider, with Tree Python and skinks from recently acquired collection from New Guinea.
If a mimicry system offers protection from predators, then why hasn't evolution eliminated the "failed mimics," such as ground snakes sporting color patterns that don't remotely resemble a coral snake? That's the puzzle that University of Michigan evolutionary biologist Alison Davis Rabosky has spent the last four years trying to solve.
Now in print:
New salamanders (Caudata: plethodontidae) from Guatemala, with miscellaneous notes on known species. Campbell, J.A., Smith, E.N., Streicher, J., Acevedo, M.E., Brodie, E.D.. Miscellaneous Publication. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 200.