Collections

The lab is interested in tapping in the significant knowledge of natural history collections. At the moment we are collaborating with the Lab of Animal Communication at Ewha Woman’s University to catalogue the herpetological collections of the Natural History Museum, describe noteworthy specimen (e.g. dicephalic individuals, specimen collected before the species description, or evidence of limbs malformations in old specimens), and investigate the impact of climate change.

The museum has one of the oldest natural history collections in South Korea, with some herpetology specimens dating back to 1950s. You can follow the project on Research Gate.

Gloydius dicephalism note figure
Example of dicephalic Gloydius saxatilis.