Herpetology (General)

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Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity

Education/Herp Information

Amphibian Declines and Malformations

Herpetology (General)

Amphibia Web - Offers free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation.

CNAAR: The Center for North American Amphibians and Reptiles - A nice site with a lot of links.

The EMBL Reptile Database - An excellent reference that lists every species of reptile.

Herpetology: The Florida Museum of Natural History - Herps of Florida and other resources.

Herp Digest - A free electronic newsletter that sends herp news right to your email. A great resource.

HerpNet - Jeff LeClere and Joe Monahan's site that looks at the reptiles and amphibians of Minnesota and Iowa. Excellent!

Miami Beach Advisor - A collection of resources on life under the sea, including, but not limited to, aquatic herps.

MidWest Frogs - A beautiful site with QuickTime clips of calling frogs.

Resource Guide for Zoology - Operated by Biosis, this is an nice site for finding information online about reptiles and amphibians (as well as other animals).

North Dakota Herp Atlas - Website dedicated to the geographical distribution of amphibians and reptiles in North Dakota.

Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International - A website dedicated to discovering, documenting, and preserving the rich diversity of wild reptiles and amphibians.

Save the Frogs! - A nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation, directed by Dr. Kerry Kriger

Toads and Frogs of Minnesota - From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Includes a link to hear the calls of some of Minnesota's frogs and toads.

Venomous Snakes - A website with information on different species of venonmous snakes. Maintained by Michael Nielsen, Denmark.

Wisconsin Herpetology Homepage - An information resource on the amphibians and reptiles of Wisconsin.

Amphibians and Reptiles of La Crosse, WI - Josh Kapfer's site on reptiles and amphibians in the western/north western parts of Wisconsin.

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)


Societies and Organizations

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Publishes the journal "Copeia".

Arizona Herpetological Association

ARAV: Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians - Publishes "The Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery".

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schildkröten - Chapter of the DGHT focusing on turtles and tortoises, publishes the journal RADIATA

Brazos Valley Herpetological Society

The British Herpetological Society

California Turtle & Tortoise Club

Center for North American Herpetology - Promotes education and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Includes illustrated checklist, links and events.   

Central Florida Herpetological Society

Central Illinois Herpetological Society

Champaign Area Society of Herpetoculturists

Chelonian Research Foundation - Publishes the journal "Chelonian Conservation and Biology, the International Journal of Turtle and Tortoise Research"

The Chicago Herpetological Society - A nice site.

Coastal Carolina Herpetocultural Society

Colorado Herpetological Society

The Calusa Herpetological Society of Southwest Florida

Dallas/Ft. Worth Herpetological Society

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde (German Herpetological Society, IN GERMAN)

Eastern Shore Herpetological Society

East Texas Herpetological Society

GGA: Global Gecko Association - An organization committed to promoting interest in gekkonids. Publishes the journal "Gekko".

Visitors to the Rennaissance Festival get to see "dragons" at Como Cottage.


The Herpetologist's League - Publishes the journals "Herpetological Monographs" and "Herpetologica".

Herp Nation - Publishes "HerpNation Magazine".

Horned Lizard Conservation Society

Iguana Resource and Relocation

The Iguana Relocation Network

International Herpetological Symposium

International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology

Iowa Herpetological Society

Kansas City Herpetological Society

Leatherback Task Force - Information about the Leatherback Sea Turtle and efforts to protect this highly endangered animal

Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetological Society

Maine Herpetological Society

Massachusetts Turtle Rescue, Inc.

Mid Missouri Herpetological Society

Nebraska Herpetological Society

New England Herpetological Society

The New York Herpetological Society

New York Turtle and Tortoise Society

North Carolina Herpetological Society

Northern California Herpetological Society

North Dakota Herp Atlas - Website dedicated to the geographical distribution of amphibians and reptiles in North Dakota.

Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists

Ontario Herpetological Society

Oregon Herpetological Society

Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society

PARC: Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - PARC wants to conserve amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.

Philadelphia Herpetological Society

St. Louis Herpetological Society

San Diego Herpetological Society

Sea Turtle Restoration Project

SSAR: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles - Publishes "Journal of Herpetology", "Herpetological Review", "Contributions to Herpetology", "Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology", "Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles", and "Herpetological Circulars".

Southern Nevada Herpetological Society

The Southern New England Herpetological Association

Texas Herpetological Society

 Tri-State Herpetological Society

Tucson Herpetological Society

Virginia Herpetological Society

Western New York Herpetological Society

West Texas Herpetological Society

World Chelonian Trust  

Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)


Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity

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Advanced Genetics Wizard - A free, online program that calculates the genetic makeup of offspring from dominant, co-dominant and recessive gene crosses.

The Basking Spot - A nice site with care sheets and herp news.

Boa constrictor Page - Everything about Boas from H. + E. Stoeckl, experienced breeders in Germany.

Frank and Kate's Herpetological Webpage - Breeding, Longevity, and Inventory of Reptiles and Amphibians in Captivity.

Green Iguana Society - Lots of information on green iguanas

The Groundgeckofreak - Groundgecko breeder (and MHS member) Jodi Aherns' website

Herp Habitats - Forum for the discussion of enclosure and terrarium design

Herp Index - A great collection of links including care sheets and other resources. - This site has an extensive list of breeders and dealers as well as herp classifieds for buying and selling animals. There are dozens of herp related forums and care sheets as well.

Melissa Kaplan's Herp & Iguana Care Information Collection - A site loaded with information.

The Bearded - Learn about bearded dragon care, diet, health, and more.

Zoo Med Laboratories


Agentine Boa Constrictor (Boa c. occidentalis)


Education/Herp Information

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American International Rattlesnake Museum - If you're ever in Albuquerque ...

American Boxturtles - Heather Matson's site about box turtles. A great site with caresheets and more.

Amphibian Embryology Tutorial - Cool!

Bell Museum of Natural History - Check it out.

Crocodilians: Natural History & Conservation - Adam Britton's incredible site dedicated to crocodilians. Awesome!

Frogs! - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies site for kids. Includes the calls of some of Minnesota's common frogs and toads and a list of frog jokes.

Herpetology as a Career - Find out what it takes to be a herpetologist.

Herplit Database - Breck Bartholomew's database of 50,000 herpetological citations dating from 1586 to the present.

The Indiana University Axolotl Colony - The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) colony is a genetic stock center dedicated to the supply of genetically well-characterized axolotl embryos, larvae, and adults to laboratories and classrooms throughout the United States and abroad.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Check out how your tax dollars are helping Minnesota's reptiles and amphibians.

Minnesota's Salamanders - An article by John Moriarty from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.

North Dakota Herp Atlas - Website dedicated to the geographical distribution of amphibians and reptiles in North Dakota.

North Star's Turtle and Tortoise Book Shop - A source for books and other things related to turtles and tortoises

Online Chelonian Bibliography - Find books and papers about turtles ad tortoises.

The Remarkable Reptiles - MHS member Jim Gerholdt offers live animal presentations and professional photography.

The Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD ZOO) - MHS members Jamie and Melissa Pastika are offering a variety of traveling zoo programs.

The Reptile Experience - MHS member Mike Burpee offers live reptile presentations.

Sensational Snakes - An article about Minnesota's snakes from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer by Janice Welsh.

Snakes and People - A guide for dealing with snakes in your home or yard from the Minnesota DNR.

Snake Conservation and Leadership Education Society (SCALES) - A society aimed at bettering the publics perception of snakes.

The Timber Rattlesnake Homepage - An incredible site from our neighbors in Wisconsin. Everything you'd ever like to know about timber rattlesnakes.

A Thousand Friends of Frogs - A great educational resource for students and teachers from Hamline University.

The Whole Frog Project - A virtual, interactive frog dissection. Neat.

Why do Turtles Cross the Road? - Jeff Lang's article about his research on Blanding's turtles at Weaver Dunes from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.

Zoo Book Sales - Natural history books with an emphasis on herpetology and herpetoculture.

Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)


Amphibian Declines and Malformations

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DAPTF: Declining Amphibian Populations Taskforce - DAPTF was established in 1991 by the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). They raise money and distribute it in the form of small Seed Grants to initiate research projects in key areas.

FrogWatch USA - An educational, long-term frog and toad monitoring program coordinated by the US Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Check out how you can volunteer and help with a valuable project.

Great Lakes Declining Amphibians Working Group - Our local DAPTF working group. A very informative site.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Deformed Frogs in Minnesota. This site details the work (or lack thereof) that the MPCA is doing with frog malformations.

NARCAM: North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations - The U.S. Geological Service office in Jamestown, North Dakota operates this page that has great information on malformed amphibians.

The Trouble with Frogs - An article about malformed frogs from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer by author William Souder.

A young Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) losing its tail as it transforms from a tadpole.


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