Reptiles and amphibians identification 

Some references you may want to try

New Zealand Herpetological Society.

A Photographic Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand. Morris R, Jewell T. 2008. New Holland Publishers.

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Ask us for an identification

Please always contact us before sending anything.

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How to send your specimens

Pack them well to prevent breakage.

Larger specimens

Pack larger specimens in cartons, cushioned all around with packing material, ideally polystyrene foam chips or similar.

Smaller specimens

Send smaller dry specimens in containers that will not break or crush in the post, such as plastic or metal - not glass bottles unless they are well  wrapped in packing material.


Reptiles and Amphibians Team
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
169 Tory Street / PO Box 467
Wellington 6140

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