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Three issues of the Utah Herpetologists' League Journal (1974-1975)and all 30 issues of the Utah Association of Herpetologists newsletter, Intermontanus (1992-1996) have been scanned and the pdfs are now available in the open access section of the PDF Library

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Journal of Herpetology 48(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_JH48-2.jpgBennett, Amanda M. and Jacqueline D. Litzgus. 2014. Injury rates of freshwater turtles on a recreational waterway in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 262-266. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Boretto, Jorgelina M., Miguel W. Fornes, Graciela A. Jahn, Juan Carlos Acosta and Nora R. Ibargüengoytía. 2014. Testosterone cycle and regulation of reproductive events in the lizardPhymaturus punae (Liolaemidae) from the highlands of the Andes, Argentina. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 172-180. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Charney, Noah D., Andrea T. Ireland and Brian R. Bettencourt. 2014. Mapping genotype distributions in the unisexual Ambystoma complex. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 210-219. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Cooper, William E., Jr., Valentin Perez Mellado and Dror Hawlena. 2014. Foraging by the omnivorous lizard Podarcis lilfordi: Effects of nectivory in an ancestrally insectivorous active forager. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 203-209. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

de Sa, Fabio P., Juliana Zina and Celio F. B. Haddad. 2014. Reproductive dynamics of the Neotropical Treefrog Hypsiboas albopunctatus (Anura, Hylidae). Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 181-185. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Dellert, Lauren J., Danielle O'Neil and Deby L. Cassill. 2014. Effects of beach renourishment and clutch relocation on the success of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) eggs and hatchlings. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 186-187. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Garcia R., Juan C., Angela Maria Mendoza, Oscar Ospina, Heiber Cardenas and Fernando Castro. 2014. A morphometric and molecular approach to define three closely related species of frogs of the genus Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) from the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 220-227. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Gonzalez Trujillo, Ricardo, Rodrigo Mendez Alonzo, Victor Arroyo Rodriguez, Ernesto Vega, Alberto Gonzalez Romero and Victor H. Reynoso. 2014. Vegetation cover and road density as indicators of habitat suitability for the Morelet's Crocodile. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 188-194. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Holding, Matthew L., Julius A. Frazier, Scott W. Dorr, Sloane N. Henningsen, Ignacio T. Moore and Emily N. Taylor. 2014. Physiological and behavioral effects of repeated handling and short-distance translocations on free-ranging Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus). Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 233-239. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Kraus, Fred. 2014. A new species of Liophryne (Anura: Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology. 48 (2): 255-261. Liophryne miniafia sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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The Societas Herpetologica Italica and Edizioni Belvedere recently published a new book:

b2ap3_thumbnail_Scripta.jpgCapula, Massimo and Claudia Corti (eds.) 2014. Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina, 200 p.

This book is a tribute to Benedetto (Bettino) Lanza, founder of modern Italian herpetology and Honorary Member of the Societas Herpetologica Italica, thanks to the initiative of Massimo Capula and Claudia Corti, who - as editors of the book - have gathered a collection of papers prepared by colleagues who worked closely with Bettino. The contributions published in this volume range from herpetological enigmas to maternal care in plethodontid salamanders, and represent a tangible expression of gratitude that the Societas Herpetologica Italica feels for  the Honorary Member Bemedetto Lanza

Order copies of the book from Edizioni Belvedere

Contents:

Andreone, Franco, Angelica Crottini, Falitiana C. E. Rabemananjara, Jasmin E. Randrianirina, Tokihery Razafindrabe and Giulia Tessa. 2014. Age structure, population estimate and Bd-status of two critically endangered frogs from the Ankaratra Massif (Madagascar), Boophis williamsi and Mantidactylus pauliani (Amphibia: Mantellidae). Pp. 17-29. In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds.)Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Bagnoli, Claudio, Massimo Capula and Luca Luiselli. 2014. Preliminary data on natural hybridization between Vipera ammodytes and Vipera aspis in a contact zone of northeastern Italy. Pp. 31-38. In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds.) Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Capula, Massimo, Mauro Grano, Cristina Cattaneo and Francesca Contini. 2014. Ophiophagy in Hierophis virdiflavus (Lacepede, 1789) (Serpentes, Colubridae): more than occasional? Pp. 49-54.In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds.) Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Capula, Massimo and Claudia Corti. 2014. Presentation and Appendix: Amphibian and reptile species names by Benedetto Lanza. Pp. 5-12. In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds.) Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina.

Capula, Massimo, Claudia Corti, Pietro Lo Cascio and Luca Luiselli. 2014. Thermal ecology of the Aeolian Wall Lizard, Podarcis raffonei. What about body temperatures in microinsular lizards? Pp. 39-47. In: M. Capula and C. Corti (eds.) Scripta Herpetologica: Studies on Amphibians and reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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South American Journal of herpetology 9(1)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_SAJH9-1.jpgCampbell, Jonathan A., Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., Oscar Flores Villela and Eric N. Smith. 2014. A fourth species of minute salamander (Thorius: Plethodontidae) from Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 46-51. Thorius hankeni sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Del Rio Garcia, Jennifer S., Victor H. Serrano Carsozo and Martha Patricia Ramirez Pinilla. 2014. Diet and microhabitat use of Bolitoglossa cf. pandi (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 52-61. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Guimarães, Murilo, Paul F. Doherty, Jr. and Roberto Munguia-Steyer. 2014. Strengthening population inference in herpetofaunal studies by addressing detection probability. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 1-8. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Juarez Heredia, Vivian, Natalin Vicente, Cecilia Robles and Monique Halloy. 2014. Mites in the neotropical lizard Liolaemus pacha (Iguania: Liolaemidae): relation to body size, sex and season. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 14-19. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Martins, Luis S., Laura Verrastro and Alexandro M. Tozetti. 2014. The influences of habitat on body temperature control in a southern population of Liolaemus occipitalis (Boulenger, 1885) in Brazil. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 9-13. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Quinteros, Andres Sebastian, Pablo Valladares, Romina Semham, Jose Luis Acosta, Sebastian Barrionuevo and Cristian Simon Abdala. 2014. A new species of Liomaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the alticolor-bibronii group from northern Chile. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 20-29. Liolaemus chungara sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Sheehy, Coleman M., III, Mario H. Yanez-Muñoz, Jorge H. Valencia and Eric N. Smith. 2014. A new species of Siphlophis (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae) from the Easterm Andeas Slopes of Ecuador. South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 30-45. Siphlophis ayauma sp. nov [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Teixeira Jr., Mauro, Francisco Dal Vechio, Antonio Mollo Neto and Miguel Trefault Rodrigues. 2014. A new Two-pored Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758, from western Amazonia, Brazil (Amphisbaenia: Reptilia). South American Journal of Herpetology. 9 (1): 62-74. Amphisbaena caiari sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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Amphibia-Reptilia 35(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_A-R35-2.jpgArias, Federico Jose, Mauro Teixeira Junior, Renato Sousa Recoder, Celso Morato de Carvalho, Hussam Zaher and Miguel Trefault Rodrigues. 2014. Whiptail lizards in South America: A newAmeivula (Aquamata, Teiidae) from Planalto dos Gerais, Eastern Brazilian Cerrado. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 227-242. Ameivula xacriaba sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Bina Pearl, R. G., Zoltan T. Nagy, Gontran Sonet, Frank Glaw, Katherina C. Wollenberg and Miguel Vences. 2014. DNA barcoding Madagascar's amphibian fauna. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 197-206. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Costa, Andrea, Sebastiano Salvidio, Mario Posillico, Tiziana Altea, Giorgio Matteucci and Antonio Romano. 2014. What goes in does not come out: Different non-lethal dietary methods give contradictory interpretation of prey selectivity in amphibians. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 255-262. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Hendrix, Ralf, Jürgen Fleck, Willi Schneider, Christoph Schneider, Daniel Geller, Aziz Avci, Kurtulus Olgun and Sebastian Steinfartz. 2014. First comprehensive insights into nuclear and mitochondrial DNA based population structure of Near East mountain brook newts (Salamandridae: genus Neurergus) suggest the resurrection of Neurergus derjugini. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 173-187. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Hosseinzadeh, Mahboubeh Sadat, Mansour Aliabadian, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. 2014. The roles of environmental factors on reptile richness in Iran. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 215-225. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Ibañez, Alejandro, Barbara A. Caspers, Pilar Lopez, Jose Martin and E. Tobias Krause. 2014. Is the reaction to chemical cues of predators affected by age or experience in Fire Salamanders (Salamandra salamandra)? Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 189-196. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Lara-Resendiz, Rafael Alejandro, Tereza Jezkova, Philip C. Rosen and Fausto Roberto Mendez-de la Cruz. 2014. Thermoregulation during the summer season in the Goode's Horned LizardPhrynosoma goodei (Iguania: Phrynosomatidae) in Sonoran Desert. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 161-172. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Perez-Mellado, Valentin, Mario Garrido, Zaida Ortega, Ana Perez-Cembranos and Abraham Mencia. 2014. The Yellow-legged Gull as a predator of lizards in Balaeric Islands. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 207-213. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Ringler, Eva, Alexandra Mangold, Katharina Trenkwalder, Max Ringler and Walter Hödl. 2014. Characterisation of nine new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Reticulated Glass FrogHyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae). Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 243-246. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Rowe, John W., Charles F. Bunce and David L. Clark. 2014. Spectral reflectance and substrate color-induced melanization in immature and adult midland painted turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata). Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 149-159. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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[This was originally posted in the ZenScientist Facebook Group. The issue is an important one that needs more attention. Please write your comments to the ICZN, or if nothing else email them to voice support (or not) for my comments]

After reading Kaiser's 2014 paper in the most recent Herpetological Review and then re-reading the Kaiser et al. paper from 2013 (both open access at http://www.zenscientist.com/index.php/filedrawer/Open-Access-Files/ssar_public/ ). I realized that my (and most people's) lack of action has not helped the situation. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) is not set up to deal with the very real threat posed by this digital age and the ease of self-publishing. In fact the ICZN, has asked the scientific community to offer some direction on how to deal with this threat (see:http://iczn.org/node/40405 ). I just sent in my comments (below). I encourage everyone to read the Kaiser papers and the ICZN request for direction and then email your comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is a very important issue - Zoological nomenclature effects every aspects of our communication about species in every discipline. One of the most damaging effects of rampant self-published species descriptions is it's potential impact on conservation efforts. It is difficult enough to gain support for conservation now - It will be much worse if you add taxonomic confusion about what needs to be protected. Please take action - TODAY. Below are my comments to the ICZN:

I would like to address:

[ from the ICZN request for information - link above] "The question has been put before us, however, as to whether the desires of the community can compel a re-evaluation of the policy of neutrality; specifically, whether taxonomic freedom requires us to remain blind to ethical considerations, including a failure to adhere to proper standards of scientific conduct. Therefore, we seek guidance from the taxonomic community as to whether there is a perceived need for change, and we wish to solicit comments in order to ascertain a clearer picture of public opinion. We are, ultimately, at the service of the community, and if there is a consensus indicating that the community feels neutrality does not serve their needs, then we wish to be clear about it."
"We must stress that this is a very broad issue, which manifests in many ways, affects many disciplines, and has occurred throughout the history of taxonomy. We also recognize that the most prominent and timely concerns relate to issues such as plagiarism, falsification of data, criminal activities, and practices that subvert or circumvent the process of peer review (which is considered an essential element of all scientific practice, taxonomy included). This is, emphatically, not a referendum on professionals versus amateurs (or other cultural stereotypes), nor a referendum on the merits (or lack thereof) of peer review. Basically, what we seek to know is whether the taxonomic community wants to continue dealing with these issues at their own discretion, or whether they want the Commission to be empowered to do so (or something in between); we will not do so on our own initiative."

[my response]: As noted above this issue is not new. Taxonomic descriptions have appeared in a variety of publication types since the very beginning. However, over time the Code has been written to deal with many of these. For example Constantine Rafinesque was a prolific taxonomist and many of his names remain valid today. However, he also published taxonomic descriptions in newspapers and other non-scientific outlets causing many problems and synonymies. Under today's code many of Rafinesque's descriptions would not be valid. In that respect the code has done a fine job of limiting the types of publications in which descriptions may be published.

As the world moved into the digital world over the last 30 years, self-publishing has moved from an exception, to a very common practice that anyone with a computer has the capability of doing. The Code has not evolved to handle the potential impacts of this change. While the vast majority of people would never consider self publishing a taxonomic description, that standard of ethics cannot be assumed to be universal. Even within that small group of people who would (and do) self-publish taxonomic descriptions, most limit them to a small number of taxa that can be dealt with easily within the ICZN. Unfortunately there are those few people, like Raymond Hoser, who have decided to name a vast number of taxa. In doing this Mr. Hoser has received much criticism - pointing out things he has done in violation of the Code. As a result he now sends copies to museums, sets a specific publication date, claims peer review, etc.

In fact, what Mr. Hoser is doing is making a mockery of the Code. He realizes that the Code is more of a standard of ethics, or a scientific legal document that has boundaries. As long as he fits within the minimum standards of the Code he is protected. In this digital age this is quite simple, given the relatively open guidelines of the Code.

I believe the ICZN needs to tighten up some aspects of the Code in order to deal with the very real threat of sabotage that the digital age presents. In fact, I would be in favor of a substantial restriction to the point of requiring taxonomic descriptions to be published in established peer reviewed journals. Journals like Zootaxa do not have any page charges and are open to amateurs and professionals alike. Within herpetology, where Mr. Hoser is publishing, none of the major journals require page charges (I don't know of any herpetological journals that require page charges). Furthermore, all of these journals frequently publish papers by amateurs - They are, however, held to the same peer-review standards as professionals.

I realize this may not be true for other zoological disciplines, and that some amateurs claim they are ostracized by societies. Given this, the ICZN is unlikely to require such a standard. Nonetheless, the Code must be updated to deal with the very real threat posed by the ease of digital publishing. Without such an update the Code risks becoming a tool of self publishers to make a mockery of science. Once that happens the code will become irrelevant. We have seen the beginnings of this with Mr. Hoser and his descriptions. Several herpetological societies have passed resolutions banning the recognition of Hoser's names in their publications (including in synonymies). What would be the end result if the Code is ignored more and more frequently because of self-publishing sabotage? I can foresee a day when various societies collaborate to form a new standard separate from the ICZN. That would be a great shame. The Code must be updated to deal with today's technology.

Respectfully,

Breck Bartholomew

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Herpetological Review 45(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_HR45-2.jpgAdams, Cory K., Daniel Saenz and James D. Childress. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Anolis sagrei (brown anole). Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 282.

Aguiar, Aline, Drausio Honorio Morais, Paulo José Pyles Cicchi and Reinaldo José Da Silva. 2014. Evaluation of helminths associated with 14 amphibian species from a neotropical island near the southeast coast of Brazil. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 227-236. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Ahumada-Carrillo, Iván Trinidad, Nadia Pérez Rivera, Jacobo Reyes-Velasco, Christoph I. Grünwald and Jason M. Jones. 2014. Notable records of amphibians and reptiles from Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco, and Zacatecas, México. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 287-291. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Alcantara, Edna P., Cristiana F. Silva, Robson W. Ávila and Waltécio O. Almeida. 2014. Pseudoboa nigra (black false boa) endoparasites. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 343. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Alvarez, Jeff A., Kelly A. Davidson and Sarah M. Foster. 2014. Actinemys marmorata (western pond turtle) nest predation association. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 307-308. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Alzate, Esteban. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Micrurus camilae. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 285-286.

Anton, Thomas G., Phillip W. Willink and Bill Kleiman. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Nerodia sipedon (common watersnake). Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 286.

Arciniega, Rafael Alejandro Calzada and Alfonso Hernández Ríos. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Anaxyrus punctatus (red-spotted toad). Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 276.

Ayllon, Enrique and Cesar Ayres. 2014. Bufo bufo (common toad) predation. Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 303-304. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Baker, Nick. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Lycodon subcinctus (banded wolf snake). Herpetological Review. 45 (2): 285.

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Copeia 2014(1)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_Copeia14-1.jpgArbour, Jessica H., Ramiro E. Barriga Salazar and Hernan Lopez-Fernandez. 2014. A new species of Bujurquina (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Rio Danta, Ecuador, with a key to the species. Copeia. 2014 (1): 79-86. Bujurquina pardus sp. nov [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Arias, Federico, Celso Morato de Carvalho, Hussam Zaher and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues. 2014. A new species of Ameivula (Squamata, Teiidae) from southern Espinhaço Mountain Range, Brazil. Copeia. 2014 (1): 95-105. Ameivula cipoensis sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

ASIH. 2014. Gerald R. Smith - Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology-2013. Copeia. 2014 (1): 5.

ASIH. 2014. Lynne R. Parenti - Robert H. Gibbs, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Systematic Ichthyology-2013. Copeia. 2014 (1): 1-2.

ASIH. 2014. Patrick T. Gregory - Robert K. Johnson Award for Excellence in Service-2013. Copeia. 2014 (1): 4.

ASIH. 2014. Roy W. McDiarmid - Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in herpetology-2013. Copeia. 2014 (1): 3.

Beane, Jeffrey C., Sean P. Graham, Thomas J. Thorp and L. Todd Pusser. 2014. Natural history of the Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) in North Carolina, USA. Copeia. 2014 (1): 168-175. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Borja, Miguel, Gamaliel Castañeda, Jorge Espinosa, Edgar Neri, Alejandro Carbajal, Herlinda Clement, Osvaldo Garcia and Alejandro Alagon. 2014. Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus) with type B venom from Mexico. Copeia. 2014 (1): 7-13. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Burger, Joanna and Michael Gochfeld. 2014. Avian predation on Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtle eggs and hatchlings: Avian opportunities, turtle avoidance, and human protection. Copeia. 2014 (1): 109-122. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Chabarria, Ryan E., Sharon Furiness, Leslie Patterson, Joseph Hall, Yongjiu Chen, Brian Lynch and Frank Pezold. 2014. Genetic structure and demographic history of endemic Micronesian Blue Riffle Goby, Stiphon caeruleus (Gobiidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis. Copeia. 2014 (1): 23-37. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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Radiata 23(2)
German and English Editions

Minor 13(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_Radiata23-2.jpgBüttner, Enrico. 2014. Abnormally shaped eggs in clutches of the Matamata, Chelus fimbriata (Schneider, 1783), in my care. Radiata (English edition). 23 (2): 30-34. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Büttner, Enrico. 2014. Ungewöhnliche Eiform bei Gelegen der von mir gepflegten Fransenschilkröte, Chelus fimbriata (Schneider, 1783). Radiata. 23 (2): 30-34. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Lee, David S. and Liao Shi Kun. 2014. As effective as a mother's kiss - Turtles in traditionhal Chinese medicine. Radiata (English edition). 23 (2): 4-29. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Lee, David S. and Liao Shi Kun. 2014. So wirkungsvoll wie ein Kuss von Mama - Schildkröten in der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin. Radiata. 23 (2): 4-29. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Wolff, Bernd. 2014. Zur Erinnerung an Ingo Pauler (1939-2014). Minor. 13 (2): 14-15. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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Sauria 35(2) through 36(1)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_Sauria36-1.jpgBarts, Mirko. 2013. Buchbesprechung: The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Sauria. 35 (2): 59. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Barts, Mirko and Tyrone Ping. 2013. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas - Teil XV: Pachydactylus barnardi FitzSimons, 1941. Sauria. 35 (2): 51-58. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Barts, Mirko. 2013. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas Teil XVI: Pachydactylus sansteynae Steyn & Mitchell, 1967. Sauria. 35 (4): 31-36. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Barts, Mirko. 2013. Hydromantes flavus Stefani, 1969 Monte-Albo-Höhlensalamander, Monte Albo Cave Salamander. Sauria. 35 (2): 1-2. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Barts, Mirko. 2014. Naja nidricincta nigricincta Bogert, 1940 Zebraschlange, Namibia Speikobra, Western Barred Cobra, Zebra Cobra. Sauria. 36 (1): 1-2. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Bhosale, Harshal, Abhijit Das and Ullrich Manthey. 2013. Neue Fundorte und Farbvariationen von Japalura andersoniana Annandale, 1905 (Sauria: Agamidae: Draconinae). New locality records and colour variations of Japalura andersonianaAnnandale, 1905 (Sauria: Agamidae: Draconinae). Sauria. 35 (3): 55-60. Complete article in both German and English [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Böhme, Wolfgang and Olaf Grell. 2013. Vierter Nachweis des kürzlich entdeckten westafrikanischen Geckos Hemidactylus albivertebralis Trape & Böhme, 2012 (Squamata: Geckkonidae) aus einem vierten Land: der erste aus Cote d'Ivoire. A fourth locality from a fourth country of a recently described West African gecko, Hemidactylus alvivertebralis Trape & Böhme, 2012 (Squamata: Gekkonidae): the first for Ivory Coast. Sauria. 35 (4): 53-57. Complete article in both German and English [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Böhme, Wolfgang, Sascha Esser and Philipp Wagner. 2013. Zur Kenntnis der zentralasiatischen Wirtelschwanzagame Paralaudakia lehmanni (Nikolsky, 1896) und ihrer Nachzucht im Tierhaus des Zoologischen Forschungsmuseums Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) in Bonn. Sauria. 35 (2): 45-50.

Dieckmann, Martin. 2013. Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) Ruineneidechse, Italian Wall Lizard. Sauria. 35 (4): 1-2. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Dieckmann, Martin. 2013. Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) Ruineneidechse, Italian Wall Lizard. Sauria. 35 (4): 1-2. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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Herpetologica 70(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_HL-70-2.jpgChan, Kin Onn, Rafe M. Brown, Kelvin K.P. Lim, Norhayati Ahmad and Lee Grismer. 2014. A new species of frog (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae) of theHylarana signata complex from Peninsular Malaysia. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 228-240. Hylarana centropeninsularis sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Cole, Esther M. and Malcolm P. North. 2014. Environmental influences on amphibian assemblages across subalpine wet meadows in the Klamath Mountains, California. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 135-148. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Ferrara, Camila Rudge, Richard C. Vogt, Renata S. Sousa-Lima, Bruno M. R. Tardio and Virginia Campos Diniz Bernardes. 2014. Sound communication and social behavior in an Amazonian river turtle (Podocnemis expansa). Herpetologica. 70 (2): 149-156. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Grant, Taran and Wilmar Bolivar-G. 2014. A new species of semiarborial toad with a salamander-like ear (Anura: Bufonidae: Rhinella). Herpetologica. 70 (2): 198-210. Rhinella paraguas sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Haad, Maria Belen, Florencia Vera Candioti and Diego Baldo. 2014. The stream tadpoles of Rhinella rumbolli (Anura: Bufonidae). Herpetologica. 70 (2): 184-197. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Harings, Nicole M. and Wiebke J. Boeing. 2014. Desert anuran occurrence and detection in artificial breeding habitats. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 123-134. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Macedonia, Joseph M., David L. Clark and Alison L. Tamasi. 2014. Does selection favor dewlap colors that maximize detectability? A test with five species of Jamaican Anolis Lizards. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 157-170. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Nieto Montes de Oca, Adrián, Diego Arenas Moreno, Elizabeth Beltran Sanchez and Adam D. Leache. 2014. A new species of horned lizard (genusPhrynosoma) from Guerrero, Mexico, with an updated multilocus phylogeny. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 241-257. Phrynosoma sherbrookei sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Pereyra, Martin O., Dario E. Cardozo, Jorge Baldo and Diego Baldo. 2014. Description and phylogenetic position of a new species of Oreobates (Anura: Craugastoridae) from northwestern Argentina. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 211-227. Oreobates berdemenos sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Wittenberg, Rod D. and Steven J. Beaupre. 2014. Growth of Timber Rattklesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in an agriculturally fragmented and a contiguously forested habitat. Herpetologica. 70 (2): 171-183. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Walter-HAA.jpgCongratulations Walter Paulin Tapondjou Nkonmeneck! Walter is the recipient of the first ZenScientist Grant. This grant was administered by the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) with money donated by ZenScientist.com. Breck Bartholomew seeded the grant with $500, an additional $250 was contributed by herpetologists through the ZenScientist website.

 

Walter will be receiving $500 for his project titled: Endemic chameleons of the Cameroon volcanic line: Morphological variation, intra and interspecific gene flow and influence of anthropogenic activities on habitat selection, perch height and feeding ecology. Walter is a Ph.D. candidate studying under Dr. Krystal A. Tolley.

 

The remaining $250 has been sent to HAA to offer as poster or presentation awards at their annual meeting to be held at the Gogabeb Research & Training Centre, Namibia, November 20-22, 2014. (see: https://sites.google.com/site/12haagobabeb/ ). Additionally, Breck and ZenScienist.com will be sending a copy of the classic The Lizards of South Africa by V.F. FitzSimons, along with a few smaller publications on African herpetology to the HAA to auction or use as prizes at the meeting.

 

The purpose of the ZenScientist Grant is to promote herpetological research by herpetologists who may not have other funding available. The grant will be administered by one of the smaller herpetological societies associated with ZenScientist.com - Typically a society that does not have other funding to offer grants to its members. Please contribute to help make the 2015 ZenScientist Grant a success. Contribute online at: http://www.zenscientist.com/index.php/subscriptions-1002

 

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2014 ZenScientist Grant

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Herpetomania 23(1)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_herpetomania23-1.jpgBeckmanin, Tony. 2014. Ulos luontoon herppejä tarkkailemaan. Herpetomania. 23 (1): 5-9.

Mariën, Kevin and Tamara Mariën. 2014. Hurmaava harjasgekko (Correlophus ciliatus). Herpetomania. 23 (1): 10-13.

Arjava, Heini. 2014. Mato, sirkka ja torakka. Herpetomania. 23 (1): 14-16. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Laurijssens, Carlijn and Tariq Stark. 2014. Sammakkoeläimen elämää kaupunkioloissa. Herpetomania. 23 (1): 17-20.

Koskinen, Sari. 2014. Herpit osana taidetta. Herpetomania. 23 (1): 21.

For more information or to obtain copies of these articles contact the Soumen Herpetologinen Yhdistys (Finnish Herpetological Society) at http://www.herpetomania.fi or visit their FaceBook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/171323883897/

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Russian Journal of Herpetology 20(4)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_RJH20-4.jpgSutradhar, Sanjoy and Anukul Nath. 2013. An account on poorly known Coral Red Snake Oligodon kheriensis Acharji et Ray, 1936 from Assam, India. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 247-252. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Akat, Esra and Hüseyin Arikan. 2013. Morphology and biometric study of skin of Hyla orientalis Bedriaga, 1890 (Anura, Hylidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 253-258. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Sharma, Vivek, Jose Louies and Aditya Vattam. 2013. A contribution to Coluber bholanathi Sharma, 1976 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 259-263. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Sharifi, Mozafar, Babak Naderi and Reza Hashemi. 2013. Suitability of the photographic identification method as a tool to identify the endangered Yellow Spotted Newt, Neurergus microspilotus (Caudata: Salamandridae). Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 264-270. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Karamiani, Rasoul, Ali Gholamifard and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. 2013. Additional specimens and further data on Bakhtiari Dwarf Gecko, Tropiocolotes persicus bakhtiari Minton, Anderson et Anderson, 1970 from southwestern Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 271-275. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah, Raziyeh Fattahi and Ali Gholamifard. 2013. Cranial osteology of the Bridled Skink, Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804), and its comparison with Trachylepis aurata transcaucasica(Chernov, 1926) (Sauria: Scincidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 276-286. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

MIlto, Konstantin D., Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr., Nikolai L. Orlov and Tao Thien Nguyen. 2013. Two new Rhacophorid frogs from Cat Ba Island, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 287-3000. Liuixalus calcarius sp. nov., Philautus catbaensis sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Ostroshabov, Alexander A., Nikolai L. Orlov and Tao Thien Nguyen. 2013. Taxonomy of frogs of genus Rhacophorus of "hoanglienensis - orlovi" complex. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 20 (4): 301-324. Rhacophorus larissae sp. nov., Rhacophorus viridimaculatus sp. nov. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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Acta Herpetologica 8(2)

Contents:

b2ap3_thumbnail_ActaHerp8-2.jpgArakelyan, Marine, Ruzanna Petrosyan, Cetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutas, Salih Hakan Durmus, Yahya Tayhan and Felix Danielyan. 2013. A skeletochronological study of parthenogenetic lizards of the genus Darevskiafrom Turkey. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 99-104. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Baraquet, Mariana, Pablo R. Grenat, Nancy E. Salas and Adolfo L. Martino. 2013. Intraspecific variation in erthrocyte sizes among populations of Hypsiboas corbae (Anura: Hylidae). Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 93-97. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Bionda, Clarisa de L., Elisa Luque, Noemi Gari, Nancy E. Salas, Rafael C. Lajmanovich and Adolfo L. Martino. 2013. Diet of tadpoles of Physalaemus biligonigerus (Leiuperidae) from agricultural ponds in the central region of Argentina. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 141-146. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Brugnola, Luca, Carlo Biancardi, Nicoletta Di Francesco, Luciano Di Tizio and Adrian Gheorghiu. 2013. DataDotDNA: an alternative marking system for tortoises of the genus Testudo. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 163-166. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Caldart, Vinicius Matheus, Tiago Gomes dos Santos and Raul Maneyro. 2013. The advertisement and release calls of Melanophryniscus pachyrhynus (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920) from the central region of Rio Grand do Sul, southern Brazil. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 115-122. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Chen, Wei, Li Zhao, Ying Wang, Hua Li, Dujun He, Lina Ren, Zhonghai Tang and Xin Lu. 2013. Reproductive output of the Brown Frog Rana kukunoris at high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 153-157. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Çiçek, Kerim and Bayram Göçmen. 2013. Food consumption of Ocellated Skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Forskal, 1775) (Squamata: Scincidae), from the Cyprus Island. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 167-170. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

D'Anunciação, Paula Eveline Ribeiro, Priscila Silva Lucas, Vinicius Xavier Silva and Alex Bager. 2013. Road ecology and neotropical amphibians: contributions for future studies. Acta Herpetologica. 8 (2): 129-140. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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