University of Washington undergraduate researcher Shanelle Wikramanayake travels to Sri Lanka to collect DNA samples from an endemic and elusive rough-nosed horned lizard.
Frogs across the world are threatened by many issues, including climate change, habitat loss and infectious diseases.
Learn about the Burke's research on the coastal-tailed frog, one of the specimens on display in our Wild Nearby exhibit.
Northwestern gartersnakes are the smallest gartersnake species in Washington.
Terrestrial gartersnakes are found in southwestern Canada and western United States.
Herpetology collections are accessible through the Arctos website. Search for “Amphibian and reptile specimens” under "Burke Museum."
Though the lizards may seem like a portal to a bygone era, their habitat and survival faces serious threats today.
Southern alligator lizards are large, rough-scaled lizards with short limbs and a long tail.
Northern alligator lizards are small to medium-sized rough-scaled lizards with short limbs and a long tail.
Horned lizards are rather toad-like in appearance, hence their Latin name “Phrynosoma” meaning “toad body."