Tetrapods Collection

Tetrapods Collection

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Tetrapods (Latin: "four-footed") are vertebrate animals (animals with a backbone) that have four limbs. This includes amphibians (frogs & salamanders), reptiles (lizards, snakes, turtles, & crocodiles), birds and mammals.

The collection originated shortly after the founding of The Ohio State University in 1870. It grew as an important repository of birds in Ohio and of research expeditions worldwide.

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Find out more about the collections' history.

To search the entire database online, please visit GBIF, iDigBio, or VertNet global museum databases of natural history collections.

If you have any questions about the collections, please contact the Curator.

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Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not regularly monitoring our phone at this time.

Mailing Address:

The Tetrapods Collection
The Ohio State University
1315 Kinnear Road
Columbus OH 43212-1157

Phone: (614)-292-2730 
Email: tetrapods@osu.edu