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Alabama Herpetological Atlas Project
Includes species list, teacher's guide and project information.

Amazon Herp
Introduction to the reptiles and amphibians of the Peruvian, Amazon, with images. Includes articles from Reptiles magazine.

Amphibian Declines in the United States
A report by Michael J. Lannoo on the decrease in numbers in many amphibian populations in the United States and the reasons behind these declines.

Amphibian Information Centre
Marc Staniszewski provides details of the biology, reproduction and captive care of frogs, toads, salamanders and newts.

Amphibian Malformations
Tracks developments in the malformation and decline of amphibian populations in North America.

Notes on the habitats and distribution of amphibians, their classification, their structure and function, life cycle and behavior.

Amphibians and Reptiles: Herps
The Cofrin Centre for Biodiversity provides information on the biology of reptiles and amphibians including details of those occurring in the Wisconsin area

Amphibians and Reptiles in Bulgaria and Balkan Peninsula
Data about regional herpetofauna, including checklists, distribution, images and conservation status.

Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina
Guide to the herpetofauna of North Carolina which includes photographs, descriptions and frog calls.

A searchable online database of amphibians with much information relating to their biology and conservation.

An introduction to aspects of evolution, diversity and the characteristics of frogs and toads. The Anurans are the most successful, abundant and diverse of the amphibians.

Australian Herpetology Dictionary
Repository of information on herpetofauna and ongoing herpetological research from James Cook University in Australia.

Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management
Conservation materials and species accounts for herpetofauna of the midwestern United States.

Center for Reptile and Amphibian Research
Specializes in collecting and breeding diverse species. Offers assembled species list, research results and images.

Contemporary Herpetology
Devoted to the global dissemination of scientific data on amphibians, turtles, crocodilians and reptiles.

Crocodilian Biology Database
Includes information on morphological adaptations and general biology of crocodilians.
Promotes understanding of reptiles and amphibians in the wild and as well as captivity. Offers general information, forum and images.

Ecotoxicology of Tropical Amphibians
Nicole Sookoo at the University of the West Indies has been testing the susceptibility of the frog, Physalaemus pustulosus, to various herbicides.

Feasibility and Efficiency of Transmitter Force-Feeding in Studying the Reproductive Biology of Large Snakes
The secretive nature of snakes imposes a serious challenge for field studies. This article studies the effectiveness of force-feeding radiotransmitters to study the mating system in anacondas.

Field Observations of California Amphibians and Reptiles
Data about a book on California's herpetofauna by William Flaxington. Offers species lists and images.

Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology
Programs and resources for native reptiles and amphibians. Includes checklists and events.

The Genus Triturus
General biology of these Old World newts, small amphibians that have elongated bodies and long tails and which move by walking rather than hopping.

Great Lakes Declining Amphibians Working Group
Group devoted to investigating the worldwide decline in amphibian population. Features a list of publications.

Herp Digest
Weekly published electronic newsletter about latest international scientific and conservation news on reptiles and amphibians. Reptiles and Amphibians
Articles, photographs and links related to herpetology, herpetoculture and herpetofauna.

Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Journal dedicated to the conservation, ecology, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. Open-access.

Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History
Department information, a list of collections and amphibian species of the world checklist.

Herpetology Northwest Conservation
Site for the pacific northwestern United States that offers data on the life history and conservation of the species.

Herpetology of Robert Jadin
Dedicated to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, this expeditionist's journal contains images, articles and stories.
Comprehensive collection of internet links related to the study of reptiles and amphibians.

Herping The Trans-Pecos
Pictorial tour of the species in several regions of west Texas. Images and notes on herpetofauna found in the area.

Herps of Panama
An extensive list of the reptiles and amphibians of Panama including photographs and species descriptions.

Herps of Texas
Guide to the state's reptiles and amphibians. Includes information, photograph gallery and range maps.

International Herpetological Symposium
Provides a yearly symposium for the dissemination of data and research pertaining to amphibians and reptiles.

Kansas Herp Atlas
Site includes detailed species accounts for the state's reptiles and amphibians, forum, and links.

Mike's Herpetofauna Page
Images and field notes of United States reptiles and amphibians by Mike Pingleton.

Names of North American Amphibians and Reptiles
Translations of scientific names, list of description citations and data of persons honored in the nomenclature.

Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative
NEARMI aims to determine the proportion of surveyed areas that are occupied by various species of amphibians and to estimate amphibian population sizes and trends.

Phyllomedusa: Journal of Neotropical Herpetology
Publishes original research, short articles and review papers concerning the whole field of Herpetology and is available without charge.

Pilbara Pythons
Australian based website that includes herpetology help information, images, reptile safari data and related links.

Rainforest Reptiles
Notes on the reproductive biology of reptiles, the amniotic egg and reptilian health problems. Also images and details of some Australian reptiles.

Randall Reiserer's Home Page
Research interests of this Vanderbilt University student, with content on natural history, ecology and snake behavior.

Reproductive Biology of Snakes
Transcript of an interview with Professor Robert Aldridge at the Science Show 2006 on snake reproduction and pheromone communication between snakes during mating.

Reptile and Amphibian Images
Images of reptiles and amphibians from around the world taken by Zoltan Takacs.

Notes on cold-bloodedness, respiration, the skin, the egg, fertilization, the heart and the kidney of reptiles.

Introduction to the biology of snakes, turtles, lizards, alligators and crocodiles with a reptile quiz.

Article discussing the advances reptiles have made over amphibians that have allowed them to move successfully into terrestrial habitats.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California
Illustrated guide to all native and introduced species by Robert N. Fisher, Ted J. Case and Chris Brown.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Iowa
A photographic field guide and detailed account of Iowan reptiles and amphibians as well as related links.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota
Photographic field guides and detailed accounts of the reptiles and amphibians that reside in the area.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Oregon
Source of information for reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific northwest, presented by the University of Oregon.

Reptiles Down Under
News, information, articles and images concerning Australian reptiles, amphibians as well as herpetology.

Reptiles of British Columbia
Information on the reptiles found in the region. Includes species descriptions, images, range maps and related links.

Reptilia - Biomedia Zoology Museum
Notes on the evolution, body structure, classification and key features of reptiles.
Designed as an informational tool for use by anyone with an interest in Reptiles or the study of herpetology. Test your herpetological knowledge on the quiz page.

Savannah River Ecology Lab Herpetology
Data on research activities, images, sounds and species descriptions from this lab that is situated in South Carolina.

Sea Snake Classification, Biology and Ecology
Vimoksalehi Lukoschek is researching sea snakes and describes the biological adaptations that they have made to adapt to a marine environment.

Snake Scales
Article from Wikipedia discussing the morphology, nomenclature, arrangement and importance of snake scales.

South American Journal of Herpetology
Published by the Brazilian Society of Herpetology, the journal aims to provide a medium of communication with local communities and promote international scientific cooperation.

South Asian Herpetology
Supports the discussion of reptiles and amphibians in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

South Carolina Reptiles and Amphibians
Features images, notes, observations and links about the species found in the area.

Successfully Owning Herps
An author's guide to choosing reptiles and amphibians. Includes identifications and species data.

Thermoregulatory Associated Skin Color Changes
Researchers at the Tattersall Laboratory are investigating the relationship between skin color and the ambient temperature in a South American frog.

Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry describes his research on, and experiences with, venomous snakes and lizards.

Tree Frog Embryos Distinguish Vibrational Differences
Boston University researcher Karen Warkentin investigates what cues prompt tree frog embryos to hatch early when shaken by a hungry reptile but not when buffeted by another outside force such as rain.

West Virginia Herpetology
Thomas Pauley's lab at Marshall University includes a complete guide to amphibians and reptiles in the state.

Wild Herps
John Sullivan's small collection of images and notes about reptiles and amphibians from around the world.

Wisconsin Herpetology
Data resource created by the Milwaukee Public Museum to educate the public on the amphibians and reptiles found in the area.


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