What is herpetology?

  • (noun): The branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians.

Herpetology

Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and gymnophiona) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras). Batrachology is a further subdiscipline of herpetology concerned with the study of amphibians alone.

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Some articles on herpetology:

The Society For The Study Of Amphibians And Reptiles - Publications
... of American Amphibians and Reptiles Contributions to Herpetology Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology Herpetological Circulars Herpetological Conservation Herpetological Review ...
Herpetology - Careers
... There are many different career options in the field of herpetology ... Those wishing to pursue a career in herpetology must have a strong science and math background ...
Laurence Monroe Klauber - Herpetology
... In his research and field work, he is credited with identifying 53 new taxa of reptiles and amphibians (such as Arizona elegans candida, Chionactis palarostris, Pituophis catenifer pumilis, and Charina bottae umbratica) and has been recognized by his fellow herpetologists by having had 14 new taxa named after him (such as Crotalus lepidus klauberi, Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi, Hypsiglena torquata klauberi, and Sphaerodactylus klauberi) ... He donated approximately 36,000 specimens to the San Diego Natural History Museum, and his personal library and notes were donated there upon his death ...
Bibliotheca Herpetologica
... Bibliotheca Herpetologica a journal of the history and bibliography of herpetology, formerly International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology Newsletter and Bulletin, is a peer reviewed ... first published in May 1999 by the International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology ...
Raymond Hoser - Career - Herpetology
... Hoser's work has been a source of controversy in the field of herpetology, with a 2001 review in Litteratura Serpentium strongly criticising his publications as "less than professional ... In 2009, Hoser started his own journal, the Australasian Journal of Herpetology, for which he is editor and, as of March 2012, the sole contributing author ... as supporters, and many of the major societies including the World Congress of Herpetology, set out to put a stop to the "taxonomic vandalism" of Hoser and another self ...