An Annotated Type Catalogue of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Museum of Nature at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Valeriy Vedmederya, Oleksandr I. Zinenko, Andrei V. Barabanov

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This publication provides a critical review of the amphibian and reptilian type specimens presented in the collection of the Museum of Nature at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine), as of May 2008. The collection contains type specimens of twenty taxa. Eleven of them are valid species or subspecies. Lectotypes of Hyla arborea schelkownikowi, Rana dentex, Eryx miliaris nogaiorum, Coluber schmidti, and Ancistrodon halys caucasicus are designated. Information about lost type materials is provided.

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Museum of Nature at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University; systematic collection; reptiles; amphibians; type specimens; type catalogue

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