Source of records are publications as well as unpublished studies, like doctoral theses or reports (actually more than 1,600
titles evaluated), collection specimens, historical files, field investigations of the staff of the Herpetological Collection,
field data provided by professional and non-professional herpetologists, and data exchanged with private and official organisations
which prepare regional herpetological inventories. Localities are recorded in geographical grid units (1 minute of latitude
x 1 minute of longitude), from 1996 on, additionally recorded to the nearest 100 m according to the Austrian reference square
system. Supplementary data on population size and habitat characteristics are included when available.
Application for one-time use of data from the Austrian Herpetofauna Database (only in German):
The contents of this database (state of knowledge: December 1996) were published in the form of a book: CABELA, A.; GRILLITSCH,
H.; TIEDEMANN, F. (2001): Atlas zur Verbreitung und Ökologie der Amphibien und Reptilien in Österreich: Auswertung der Herpetofaunistischen
Datenbank der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Umweltbundesamt, Wien, 880 pp.