Museum data records may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of a curatorial staff member of the participating institution. If any of these records are used in an analysis, report, presentation, etc., the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged and the specific institutions' curatorial staff and HerpNET notified. The individual institutions, HerpNET, and their staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data.

Publications and presentations resulting from the use of HerpNET data should list the names of each institution whose data were used, and HerpNET ( as the portal by which the data were accessed or downloaded. The citation also should list the date that the data were accessed via HerpNET. Users should refer to individual institutional policies on proper citation of data from those providers.

Example: Data were obtained from records held in the following institutions and accessed through the HerpNET data portal ( on 15 February 2006: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge; Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, etc.

On 5 January 2015, the HerpNET2 portal will be replaced by the VertNet data portal.
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Updated 19 Feb 2014 CLS