Welcome to Herpetology.com  
Herpetology is the scientific study of reptiles and amphibians. Herpetoculture is the art and science of breeding snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, amphibians, and other herpetozoa in captivity. This site contains information and links to these subjects and associated topics.

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The following links and resources are excellent starting points for your herp research or questions.
Excellent sites for specific taxa:

  Salientia (Anura)
Crocodilian  Bibliography
  Sea turtles

Bell's Monograph of the Testudinata


The Bean Farm Fruit Fly Cultures Reptile Books

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Top Herpetology Links:

  EMBL Reptile Database (Taxonomy - Species Level)  Kaplan's Herpetology Resources  (good selection)
  Names of Amphibians & Reptiles (translations, bios, more)   Contemporary Herpetology (online peer reviewed journal)   sci.bio.herp - newsgroup also on the Deja web site   Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   Center for North American Amphibians and Reptiles (updated!)   Amphibian Specialist Group   Breck Bartholomew's Herplit Database (excellent!)   Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Herpetology Lab   "Virtual "Whole Frog  Project"(anatomy simulation)

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Search engines: Yahoo Herpetology / Google Herpetology
For Students:
  Herpetology Careers

 Job advice

 U of Texas Course
(college outline)
Anatomy of a Snake (chart)
  Frog Calls (+photos) Snakes of North America (photos)

"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."-- Baba Dioum (from a 1968 IUCN speech)

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Klauber's Rattlesnakes
 Medical Snakebite Information:

 > Envenomations (eMedicine) > Venomous Reptiles (Merck)
 > Snakebite Protocols     > Biology of Venomous Animals 
 > Poison Centers (antivenom)  /  > Zoos (identification help) 

Above references are listed for professional use.  This site optimized for North America. If you think you might have been bitten by a venomous snake, get off the Internet and go to a hospital for treatment now. Do not wait for pain or complications. Do not allow any first-aid measures to delay transportation. 

>Treating & Preventing Envenomations <--- excellent advice to review before going into the field


Snake Care
Bartlett's Pet Owner Guide
Top Herpetocultural Links: 

  Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection | iguana care   Extensive articles, society lists, vets, specific care, etc.   Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians   Kingsnake.com | feature articles | forums | audio | search | chat   (super site)

  rec.pets.herp newsgroup also on the Deja website

   Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council 

HERPTILE, n. A completely illegitimate term that has been used recently in amateur literature as a short-hand reference to reptiles and amphibians. It is also occasionally used in professional literature by authors who apparently lack a classical background. --James A. Peters / Dictionary of Herpetology

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