Part of National Museums Liverpool
Our herptile collection of 3,200 amphibians and reptiles is an internationally important research collection.
Tony Parker, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, reveals the weird and wonderful collection of reptiles and amphibians… in jars! “One of the things I find compelling about our collection of reptiles and amphibians is that they are stored in glass jars with strange-looking fluids, as if they are museum specimens straight out of the Victorian era.
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