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Amphibia Collection

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Smooth newt, male, female and larvae, Lissotriton vulgaris

Smooth newt, male, female and larvae, Lissotriton vulgaris (as common newt, Lacerta vulgaris, common water newt, Lacerta palustris, Lacerta punctata)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Rhacophorus, Tree frog

Rhacophorus, Tree frog
Tree Frog from Sarawak. Drawing of a tree frog by Alfred Russel Wallace - hand coloured. Drawn looking down onto the back of the frog spread out showing webbed feet

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Restorations of secondary period animals

Restorations of secondary period animals
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus

Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus
Sketch design for models to be constructed at Crystal Palace. Watercolour painting by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, 1809-1889

Background imageAmphibia Collection: A Mussoorie Specimen of the common Toad of all India

A Mussoorie Specimen of the common Toad of all India
Watercolour by Olivia Fanny Tonge 1858-1949. 180 x 260mm. From one of sixteen sketchbooks presented to the Museum in 1952

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Paracyclotosaurus

Paracyclotosaurus was a large prehistoric amphibian that lived during the Triassic period around 235 million years ago. It grew to over 2 metres in length. Illustation by Neave Parker

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Ciconia ciconia, European white stork

Ciconia ciconia, European white stork
Plate 30 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Caspian turtle or striped-neck terrapin, Mauremys caspica

Caspian turtle or striped-neck terrapin, Mauremys caspica (Clemmys caspica). Handcoloured lithograph by Gebhart after an illustration by Sandler from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable

Spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable
Spur-thighed tortoise or Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca. Vulnerable. Handcoloured lithograph by Gebhart after an illustration by Sandler from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Critically endangered

Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Critically endangered
Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum (Siredon axolotl). Critically endangered. Handcoloured lithograph from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Olm or proteus salamander, Proteus anguinus

Olm or proteus salamander, Proteus anguinus (Hypochthon laurentii). Vulnerable. Handcoloured lithograph from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (tabular tortoise, Testudo tabulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Blakembre after an illustration by George Shaw

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Shell of the Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum

Shell of the Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Pensylvanian tortoise var. Testudo pensylvanica) from the Leverian Museum

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Indian flap-shelled turtle and mud turtle

Indian flap-shelled turtle and mud turtle
Indian flap-shelled turtle, Lissemys punctata (la Chagrinee, Testudo granulata) and common mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Pensylvanian tortoise, Testudo pensylvanica)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (denticulated tortoise, Testudo denticulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Beale after an illustration by George

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Scorpion mud turtle and endangered loggerhead sea turtle

Scorpion mud turtle and endangered loggerhead sea turtle
Scorpion mud turtle, Kinosternon scorpioides (Tricarinated tortoise, Testudo tricarinata) and loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, endangered

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Spotted turtle and painted turtle

Spotted turtle and painted turtle
Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata (Spotted tortoise, Testudo guttata) and painted turtle, Chrysemys picta (Painted tortoise, Testudo picta)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Serrated tortoise and diamondback terrapin

Serrated tortoise and diamondback terrapin
Serrated tortoise or Kalahari tent tortoise, Psammobates oculiferus (Testudo serrata), and diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin (concentric tortoise, Testudo concentrica)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Common box turtle, Terrapene carolina

Common box turtle, Terrapene carolina (close tortoise, Testudo clausa). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Stalker after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis

Common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis
Eastern long-necked turtle or common snake-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis (Long-necked tortoise, Testudo longicollis)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: European glass lizard, Pseudopus apodus

European glass lizard, Pseudopus apodus (apodal lizard, Lacerta apus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Cape snake lizard, Chamaesaura anguina

Cape snake lizard, Chamaesaura anguina (anguine lizard, Lacerta anguina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Ocellated or bronze skink, Chalcides ocellatus

Ocellated or bronze skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Chalcides lizard, Lacerta chalcides). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Fire salamander and smooth newt

Fire salamander and smooth newt
Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (salamander, Lacerta salamandra) and smooth newt, Lissotriton vulgaris (great water-newt, Lacerta palustris)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Greater Martinique skink and extinct galliwasp

Greater Martinique skink and extinct galliwasp
Greater Martinique skink, Mabuya mabouya (mabouya skink, Lacerta mabouya) and extinct galliwasp, Celestus occiduus (Australasian galliwasp, Lacerta occidua)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Unkown lizard and bar-lipped sheen-skink

Unkown lizard and bar-lipped sheen-skink
Unknown species of American lizard (long-tailed scink, Lacerta longicauda) and bar-lipped sheen-skink, Eugongylus rufescens (greater scink, Lacerta rufescens)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Sandfish skink, Scincus scincus

Sandfish skink, Scincus scincus (officinal scink, Lacerta scincus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Unknown gecko species and giant leaf-tailed gecko

Unknown gecko species and giant leaf-tailed gecko
Unknown gecko species from Arabia (Scollop-tailed gecko, Lacerta caudiverbera), and giant leaf-tailed gecko, Uroplatus fimbriatus (fimbriated gecko, Stellio fimbriatus)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Tokay gecko, Gekko gecko

Tokay gecko, Gekko gecko (Common gecko, Lacerta gecko). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Hill after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon

Chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon (Common chamaeleon, Lacerta chamaeleon). Outline of prehensile tail and tongue extended to catch a fly

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Rainbow whiptail lizard and giant ameiva lizard

Rainbow whiptail lizard and giant ameiva lizard
Rainbow whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus lemniscatus (striped lizard, Lacerta lemniscata) and giant ameiva, Ameiva ameiva (ameiva lizard, Lacerta ameiva). Underside of ameiva head

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Black and white tegu, Tupinambis merianea

Black and white tegu, Tupinambis merianea (variety of variegated lizard, Lacerta teguixin var.). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Gold tegu, Tupinambis teguixin

Gold tegu, Tupinambis teguixin
Gold tegu or black tegu, Tupinambis teguixin (variegated lizard, Lacerta teguixin). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Sand lizard, Lacerta agilis

Sand lizard, Lacerta agilis (green lizard). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Mountain horned lizard, Phrynosoma orbiculare

Mountain horned lizard, Phrynosoma orbiculare (orbicular lizard, Lacerta orbicularis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Hill after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Starred agama, Stellagama stellio

Starred agama, Stellagama stellio (rough lizard, Lacerta stellio). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Green thornytail iguana, Uracentron azureum

Green thornytail iguana, Uracentron azureum (azure lizard, Lacerta azurea). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Diving lizard and hump-nosed lizard

Diving lizard and hump-nosed lizard
Diving lizard, Uranoscodon superciliosa (supercilious lizard, Lacerta superciliosa) and hump-nosed lizard, Lyriocephalus scutatus (scutated lizard, Lacerta scutata)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis

European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (speckled tortoise, Testudo europaea) and variety, la Ronde, Testudo orbicularis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Guyana caiman lizard, Dracaena guianensis

Guyana caiman lizard, Dracaena guianensis (dracaena lizard, Lacerta dracaena). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Lace monitor or lace goanna, Varanus varius

Lace monitor or lace goanna, Varanus varius (monitory lizard, Lacerta monitor). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Broad-tailed gecko and jacky lashtail lizard

Broad-tailed gecko and jacky lashtail lizard
Broad-tailed gecko, Phyllurus platurus (broad-tailed lizard, Lacerta platura) and jacky lashtail lizard, Amphibolurus muricatus (muricated lizard, Lacerta muricata)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Common green forest lizard and many-colored bush anole

Common green forest lizard and many-colored bush anole
Common green forest lizard, Calotes calotes, (galeote lizard, Lacerta calotes) and many-colored bush anole, Polychrus marmoratus (marbled lizard, Lacerta marmorata)

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Common basilisk, Basiliscus basiliscus

Common basilisk, Basiliscus basiliscus (Lacerta basiliscus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Wilson after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Amboina sailfin lizard, Hydrosaurus amboinensis

Amboina sailfin lizard, Hydrosaurus amboinensis (Amboina guana, Lacerta amboinensis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Green iguana, Iguana iguana

Green iguana, Iguana iguana (Common guana, Lacerta iguana). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia, London, 1801

Background imageAmphibia Collection: Gharial or gavial, Gavialis gangeticus. Critically

Gharial or gavial, Gavialis gangeticus. Critically
Gharial or gavial, Gavialis gangeticus (Gangetic crocodile, Lacerta gangetica). Critically endangered. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his

Background imageAmphibia Collection: American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis

American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis (Alligator, Lacerta alligator). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Heath after an illustration by George Shaw from his General Zoology, Amphibia



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