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New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

Herpetological Review Volume #44 Issue (2) Table of Contents

Herpetological Review Volume #44 Issue (2) 7/31/13 (Courtesy ZenScientist)
Table of Contents: Alphabetical Order by Author
Alvarado, Joel B., Alex Alvarez and Ralph A. Saporito. 2013.
Oophaga pumilio (strawberry poison frog) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 298. [ rsaporito@jcu.edu]

Angeli, Nicole F. 2013. Book Review: Cyclura-Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of West Indian Rock Iguanas. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 339-340. [ nangeli@tamu.edu]

Ariano-Sanchez, Daniel and Gilberto Salazar. 2013. Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti (Guatemalan beaded lizard) wild reproductive ecology. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 324. [ dariano@uvg.edu.gt]

Barber, Diane M. 2013. Phrynosoma cornutum (Texas horned lizard) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 326. [ dbarber@fortworthzoo.org]

Barragán-Ramírez, José Luis, Alejandro Oceguera-Figueroa, José de Jesús Ascencio-Arrayga, Fidel Rodriguez-Ramírez and José Luis Navarrete-Heredia. 2013. Kinosternon integrum (Mexican mud turtle) ectoparasites. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 305-306. [ barragan5478@yahoo.com.mx]

Batista, Vinicius Guerra, Igor de Paiva Affonso and Fabrício Hiroiuki Oda. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Hypsiboas caingua. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Bauer, Aaron M. 2013. Book Review: Frog. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 342-343. [ aaron.bauer@villanova.edu]

Baxter-Gilbert, James, Julia L. Riley and Jacqueline D. Litzgus. 2013. Chrysemys picta marginata (midland painted turtle) avian predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 302-303. [ jx_baxtergilbert@laurentian.ca]

Baxter-Gilbert, James, Julia L. Riley and Jacqueline D. Litzgus. 2013. Chrysemys picta marginata (midland painted turtle), Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding's turtle) hatchling mortality. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 303-304. [ jx_baxtergilbert@laurentian.ca]

Bettelheim, Matthew P. 2013. Book Review: Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 341-342. [ matthew.bettelheim@urs.com]

Blanchard, Tom. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

Blanchard, Tom. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (eastern gartersnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 276.

Bletz, Molly C. and Reid N. Harris. 2013. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Notophthalmus viridescens in Northwestern Virgina, USA. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 257-259. [ molly.bletz@gmail.com]

Boon-Hee, Kueh, Elangkumaran S/O Sagtia Siwan, Norasmil Ismail, Juelber Albert, Cindy Lau En Shing and Vyner Bayang Anak Ngingang. 2013. Pelophryne misera (Kinabalu dwarf toad) novel microhabitat and maximum size. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 298-299. [ kbhkelvin@hotmail.com]

Bovo, Rafael P. 2013. Scinax fuscovarius (snouted treefrog) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 300. [ rpbovo@yahoo.com.br]

Brischoux, Francois, Stuart Peacock and Xavier Bonnet. 2013. Laticauda spp. (sea krait) avian predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 331-332. [ francois.brischoux@gmail.com]

Britton, Adam and Erin Britton. 2013. Crocodylus porosus (saltwater crocodile) fishing behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 312. [ abritton@crocodilian.com]

Brothers, David. 2013. Anolis carolinensis (green anole) feeding behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 313. [ dbrothers@zooatlanta.org]

Bueno, Cecília, Luciana Barreto and Iara Alves Novelli. 2013. Leposternon sp. predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 325-326. [ cecilia.bueno@pobox.com]

Burger, R. Michael. 2013. Lampropeltis calligaster (prairie kingsnake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 330-331. [ ungaliophis@gmail.com]

Burger, R. Michael. 2013. Thamnophis proximus (western ribbonsnake) necrophilia. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 335. [ ungaliophis@gmail.com]

Butler, Richard D. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Lithobates areolatus (crawfish frog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Byer, Nathan, Kaite Anderson and Richard Seigel. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Hemidactylus mabouia (wood slave). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Camardelli, Milena, Marlla Alves Matos and Euvaldo Jr. Marciano. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Leposoma puk. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273-274.

Casteñeda, Franklin E., James R. McCranie and Luis A. Herrera. 2013. Staurotypus triporcatus (giant musk turtle, guao do tres filas) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 309. [ fcastandeda@panthera.org]

César, Malambo L., Mario A. Madrid-Ordóñez, Alexander Velásquez-Valencia, Julieth A. Zapata-Ortiz and Diana C. Aristizábal-Valbuena. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Dendropsophus miyatai (Hosteria La Selva treefrog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Chan, Hon-Ki and Alex Figueroa. 2013. Xenophrys brachykolos (short-legged toad) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 301-302. [ honkichan@gmail.com]

Colombo, Marco. 2013. Chalcides ocellatus (ocellated skink) spider predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 320-321. [ oryctes@libero.it]

Cook, David G. and Dennis Haussler. 2013. Ctenosaura hemilopha (Baja California spiny-tailed iguana) dispersal phenomenon. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 321-322. [ dcook@scwa.ca.gov]

Cordes, James E. and James M. Walker. 2013. Aspidoscelis velox (plateau striped whiptail) bifurcation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 319. [ jcordes@lsue.edu]

Courtois, Elodie A., Célia Lelong, Olivier Calvez, Adeline Loyau and Dirk S. Schmeller. 2013. The use of visible implant alpha tags for anuran tadpoles. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 230-233. [ ds@die-schmellers.de]

Cruz-Lizano, Ivan, José F. Gonzalez-Maya and Armando H. Escobedo-Galván. 2013. Leptophis ahaetulla (giant parrotsnake) reproduction. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 332. [ jfgonzalezmaya@gmail.com]

D'Orgeix, Christian A., Tom Mathies, Brooke L. Ellison, Kelsey L. Johnson, Ivan V. Monagan and Todd A. Young. 2013. Northern Mexican gartersnakes, Thamnophis eques megalops, feeding on Spea multiplicata in an ephemeral pond. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 213-215. [ cdorgeix@vsu.edu]

Da Fonte, Luis Fernando Marin and Gabriele Volkmer. 2013. Scinax squalirostris (striped snouted treefrog) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 300. [ pulchella@gmail.com]

Da Fonte, Luis Fernando Marin and Gabriele Volkmer. 2013. Scinax squalirostris (striped snouted treefrog), Scinax aromothyella morbid embrace. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 300-301. [ pulchella@gmail.com]

Da Rocha, Sabine Borges and Fernando Ibanez Martins. 2013. Physalaemus gracilis (graceful dwarf frog) defensive behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 299. [ sabineborges@hotmail.com]

Das, Indraneil. 2013. Bronchocela cristatella (crested green lizard) attempted prey. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 319-320. [ idas@ibec.unimas.my]

Davis, Drew R. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Lampropeltis calligaster (yellow-bellied kingsnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

de Freitas, Marco Antonio and Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Tupinambis quadrilineatus. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

de Oliveira, Elciomar Araujo, Emil José Hernández-Ruz, Joyce Celerino De Carvalho and Damires Sanches. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Pseudopaludicola canga. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 271.

de Oliveira, Elciomar Araujo, Emil José Hernández-Ruz, Joyce Celerino De Carvalho, Marcos Diones Ferreira Santana, Leandro Wronsk Da Silva and Kleiton Rabelo de Araújo. 2013. Mastigodryas boddaerti (Boddaert's tropical racer) reproduction. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 332. [ ramoiclebio@yahoo.com.br]

Delaney, David M., Aaron M. Reedy, Timothy S. Mitchell, Andrew M. Durso, Kevin P. Durso, Alexandra J. Morrison and Daniel A. Warner. 2013. Anolis sagrei (brown anole) nest-site choice. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 314. [ dmdelaney3@eiu.edu]

Dipple, Kathleen M., Grant M. Connette and Raymond D. Semlitsch. 2013. Behavior of Plethodon metcalfi following anesthetization with Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS-222). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 215-218. [ grmcco@gmail.com]

Dodge, Derec, Noah Flanigan, Joshua A. Miller, Taylor Walls, Raymond Wright and Brian T. Miller. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Necturus maculosus (mudpuppy). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Dodge, Derec and Brian T. MIller. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (western cottonmouth). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

Duffus, A. L. J., R. A. Nichols and T. W. J. Garner. 2013. Investigations into the life history stages of the common frog (Rana temporaria) affected by an amphibian ranavirus in the United Kingdom. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 260-263. [ aduffus@gordonstate.edu]

Duncan, Neil. 2013. Using a handheld PIT scanner and antenna system to successfully locate terrestrially overwintering hatchling turtles. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 233-235. [ duncan@amnh.org]

Dustman, Emily A. 2013. Sex identification in the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina): A new technique and evaluation of previous methods. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 235-238. [ emily.dustman@gmail.com]

Elsey, Ruth M. 2013. Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator) long term survival of farm-released juvenile. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 309-310. [ relsey@wlf.la.gov]

Elsey, Ruth M. and Ricky Flynt. 2013. Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator) interstate movement of alligators. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 310-312. [ relsey@wlf.la.gov]

Farr, William L. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean gecko). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Felix, Zach I. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Eurycea guttolineata (three-lined salamander). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Felix, Zach I. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens (eastern newt). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Felix, Zach I. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Pseudemys concinna (river cooter). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272.

Felix, Zach I. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Aspidoscelis sexlineata (six-lined racerunner). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Felix, Zach I. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Heterodon platirhinos (eastern hognose snake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

Félix-Silva, Daniely, Emil José Hernández-Ruz, Manoela Wariss Figueiredo and Juarez Carlos Brito Pezzuti. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Pelodiscus sinensis (Chinese softshell turtle). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272.

Flaherty, James P. and Glenn Johnson. 2013. Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding's turtle) foraging and diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 304. [ jflaherty1@my.apsu.edu]

Folt, Brian. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Hemidactylum scutatum (four-toed salamander). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Folt, Brian, Todd Pierson, Jeffrey Goessling, Scott M. Goetz, David Laurencio, Daniel Thompson and Sean
P. Graham. 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Jasper County, Mississippi, with comments on the potentially extinct Bay Springs salamander (Plethodon ainsworthi). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 283-286. [ brian.folt@gmail.com]

Gandola, Robert, Roger Poland, Mamy Rabenoro, Stuart Graham and Catriona Hendry. 2013. Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 312. [ robertgandola747@hotmail.com]

Goldberg, Stephen R. 2013. Dipsosaurus dorsalis (desert iguana) reproductin Baja California Sur. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 322-323. [ Sgoldberg@whittier.edu]

Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey, Laurie J. Vitt and Jeanette Arreola. 2013. Copeglossum nigropunctatus endoparasites. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 321. [ sgoldberg@whittier.edu]

Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey, Laurie J. Vitt and Jeanette Arreola. 2013. Leposoma parietale endoparasites. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 324-325. [ sgoldberg@whittier.edu]

Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey, Laurie J. Vitt and Jeanette Arreola. 2013. Leposoma percarinautm (Muller's tegu) endoparasites. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 325. [ sgoldberg@whittier.edu]

González-Duran, Gustavo and Paul David Alfonso Gutiérrez-Cárdenas. 2013. Leptodactylus savagei (Savage's thin-toed frog) prey. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 294-295. [ gustavo.gonzalezdu@gmail.com]

Graham, Sean P. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Desmognathus aeneus (seepage salamander). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 268-269.

Gray, Brian S., Mark Lethaby, Ned McAllister and Scott Bloomstine. 2013. Storeria occipitomaculata (red-bellied snake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 335. [ brachystoma@hotmail.com]

Greene, Lacey and Tammy Branston. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii (Rocky Mountain toad). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Hazard, Lisa C. 2013. Salvadora hexalepis (western patch-nosed snake) foraging behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 334-335. [ hazardl@mail.montclair.edu]

Hecnar, Stephen J. and Darlene R. Hecnar. 2013. Within pond selection of water depth for oviposition in Abystoma maculatum. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 218-221. [ shecnar@lakeheadu.ca]

Henry, Taylor S. 2013. Sceloporus occidentalis longipes (Great Basin fence lizard) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 329. [ taylorshenry@yahoo.com]

Holbrook, Joshua D. 2013. Nerodia taxisplota (brown watersnake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 333. [ jholbro8@fau.edu]

Hydeman, Marina E., Rayna C. Bell, Robert C. Drewes and Kelly R. Zamudio. 2013. Amphibian chytrid fungus confirmed in endemic frogs and caecilians on the island of Sao Tomé, Africa. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 254-257. [ rcb269@cornell.edu]

Jachowski, C. M. Bodinof and W. A. Hopkins. 2013. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (eastern hellbender). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 292. [ cjachowski@vt.edu]

Jacinto-Maldonado, Monica, Ricardo Paredes-León, Gerardo Suzán and Andrés García. 2013. Leptodactylus melanonotus (Sabinal frog) endoparasitism. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 294. [ acinom_80@hotmail.com]

Kaiser, Bernard W., Kimberly J. Osorio, Kevin M. Enge and Richard M. Engeman. 2013. Tupinambis merianae (Argentine giant tegu); Pantherophis guttatus (red cornsnake) non-predatory killing. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 329. [ richard.m.engeman@aphis.usda.gov]

Kamali, Kamran. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Acanthodactylus micropholis (Persian fringe-toed lizard). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272-273.

Kamali, Kamran. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Mesalina brevirostris (Blanford's short-nosed desert lizard). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

Kamali, Kamran. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Stenodactylus affinis (Iranian short-fingered gecko). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

Kapfer, Joshua M., Kerry Katovich, Gregor W. Schuurman, Rori A. Paloski and Brian L. Sloss. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Thamnophis butleri (Butler's gartersnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 276.

Kasper, Stephen. 2013. Kinosternon flavescens flavescens (yellow mud turtle) road-carrion feeding. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 305. [ skasper@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us]

Kasper, Stephen. 2013. Rhinocheilus lecontei tessellatus (Texas long-nosed snake) defensive behavior and attempted predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 334. [ skasper@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us]

Kasper, Stephen and Franklin D. Yancey, II. 2013. Lithobates berlandieri (Rio Grande leopard frog) 
learned feeding behavior and diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 295. [ skasper@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us]

Katz, Hadas Ketter, G. Katzir, A. Lustig and Rachel Ben-Shlomo. 2013. DNA extraction from the fecal sac of common chameleions, Chamaeleo chameleon. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 238-240. [ Hadasketter@yahoo.com

Keely, Claire C. and Susana P. Maldonado. 2013. Litoria raniformis (growling grass frog) leucism. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 297. [ c.keely@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au]

Kessler, Ethan J., Andrew R. Kuhns, John A. Crawford, Chris A. Phillips, Eric M. Wright, Whitney J. B. Anthonysamy, Terry L. Esker, Jim Gillespie, Letitia J. Jacques and R. Scott Saffer. 2013. New county records of reptiles and amphibians from state managed properties in East-Central Illinois, USA. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 286-288. [ ekessle2@illinois.edu]

Klemish, Jaimie L., Nathan J. Engbrecht and Michael J. Lannoo. 2013. Positioning minnow traps in wetlands to avoid accidental deaths of frogs. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 241-242. [ jklemish@sycamores.indstate.edu]

Klueh, Sarabeth and Jason Mirtl. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Notophthalmus viridescens (eastern newt). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Klueh, Sarabeth and Jason Mirtl. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Plethodon glutinosis (northern slimy salamander). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Klueh, Sarabeth and Jason Mirtl. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Pseudacris crucifer (spring peeper). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270-271.

Klueh, Sarabeth and Jason Mirtl. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Trachemys scripta elegans (red-eared slider). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272.

Klueh, Sarabeth and Jason Mirtl. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Carphophis amoenus helenae (midwestern wormsnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

Köhler, Gunther, Joseph Vargas, Johannes J. Köhler and Milan Vesel´y. 2013. Noteworthy distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from Costa Rica. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 280-283. [ gkoehler@senckenberg.de]

Kraus, Fred. 2013. Further range extensions for reptiles and amphibians from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 277-280. [ fkraus@umich.edu]

Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A., Diego M. Arenas-Moreno and Fernando I. Valle-Jimenez. 2013. Phyllodactylus tuberculosis (yellow-bellied gecko) body temperature. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 327-328. [ rlara@ibiologia.unam.mx]

Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A. and Aníbal H. De La Vega-Pérez. 2013. Sceloporus grammicus (mesquite lizard) selected body temperature. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 328-329. [ rlara@ibiologia.unam.mx]

Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A., Hector Gadsden and Fausto R. Mendez-de la Cruz. 2013. Phrynosoma cornutum (Texas horned lizard) nocturnal activity. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 326-327. [ rlara@ibiologia.unam.mx]

Lee, Ch'ien, Yanee Emang, Hamir B. Kiprawil and Indraneil Das. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Theloderma horridum (thorny bush frog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 271.

Lemm, Jeffrey M., Brett A. Gaborko and Matthias C. Lemm. 2013. Lampropeltis getula californiae (California kingsnake) elevation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 331. [ jlemm@sandiegozoo.org]

Loehr, Victor J. T. 2013. Homopus femoralis (greater padloper) reproduction. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 304-305. [ loehr@homopus.org]

Longo, Ana V., Alberto López-Torres, Carlos A. Rodríguez-Gómez and Jan P. Zegarra. 2013. Eleutherodactylus cooki (Coquí guajón) nesting site. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 293. [ avl7@cornell.edu]

Lötters, Stefan. 2013. Book Review: Tadpoles of Africa. The Biology and Identification of All Known Tadpoles in Sub-Saharan Africa. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 340-341. [ loetters@uni-trier.de]

Lynum, Paul and Jason Pike. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata (Mexican rosy boa). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

Malambo-L, Cesar, Mario A. Madrid-Ordoñez, Alexander Velasquez-Valencia, Julieth A. Zapata-Ortiz and Diana C. Aristizábal-Valbuena. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Dendropsophus miyatai (Hosteria La Selva treefrog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 270.

Matos, Marlla Alves, Milena Camardelli and Euvaldo Marciociano, Jr. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Alexandresaurus camcan (Alexandre's lizard, calanguinho do Alexandre). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Mays, Jonathan D. and Trevor B. Persons. 2013. Chrysemys picta picta (eastern painted turtle) morphology. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 304. [trevor.persons.nau.edu]

McAllister, Chris T., Lance A. Durden and Paul S. Freed. 2013. Chelonoidis chilensis (Argentine tortoise) ectoparasite. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 302. [ cmcallister@se.edu]

McAllister, Chris T. and Nikolas H. McAllister. 2013. Lithobates clamitans melanotus (green frog) unusual food item. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 295-296. [ cmcallister@se.edu]

McCranie, James R., Leonardo Valdés Orellana and Alexander Gutsche. 2013. New departmental records for amphibians and reptiles in Honduras. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 288-289. [ jmccrani@bellsouth.net]

McNeill, Joanne Braun, Amy M. Schueller, Larisa Avens, April Goodman Hall, Lisa R. Goshe and Sheryan

P. Epperly. 2013. Estimates of tag loss for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Western North Atlantic. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 221-226. [ Joanne.B.McNeill@noaa.gov]

Medina-Rangel, Guido F. 2013. Anadia bogotensis (Bogota anadia lizard) nesting. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 312-313. [ guidofabianmedina@gmail.com]

Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Roberto and Camila Monteiro Braga De Oliveira. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Vitreorana oyampiensis (Zidok Cochran frog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 271.

Mendes-Júnior, Raimundo Nonato Gomes, Huann Carllo Gentil Vasconcelos, Thays Sanches Goncalves and Rafael de Fraga. 2013. Helicops angulatus (brown-banded watersnake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 330. [ eelectricus@yahoo.com.br]

Metcalfe, Dean C. and Trevor J. Hawkeswood. 2013. Pogona barbata (eastern bearded dragon) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 328. [ dean_metcalfe@yahoo.com.au]

Metzger, Cheryl J. 2013. Python molurus bivittatus (Burmese python) habitat use / occurrence within Gopherus polyphemus burrows. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 333-334. [ metzger_cj@yahoo.com]

MIller, Joshua A., Noah Flanigan and Brian T. Miller. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Necturus maculosus (mudpuppy). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

Mirghazanfari, Seyyed Mehdi. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Tropiocolotes latifi (Latifi's dwarf gecko). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274.

Moldowan, Patrick D., David L. LeGros and Glenn J. Tattersall. 2013. Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog) davian behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 296-297. [ pmoldowa@uoguelph.ca]

Monsen-Collar, Kirsten, Lisa Hazard and Paola Dolcemascolo. 2013. A Ranavirus-related mortality event and the first report of Ranavirus in New Jersey. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 263-265. [ monsenk@mail.montclair.edu]

Munscher, Eric C. and Anthony Braden. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Coluber flagellum testaceus (western coachwhip). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 274-275.

Murai, Syoichi, Teppei Jono and Yoshihito Hongo. 2013. Gekko japonicus (Japanese gecko) sap feeding. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 323-324. [ ra25347@dj8.so-net.ne.jp]

Murphy, James B. 2013. Deadly encounters by and upon crocodilians depicted in historical illustrations and accounts. Part 1. Assaults by crocodilians. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 196-207. [ murphyj@si.edu]

Murphy, James B. and Hoabrt M. Smith. 2013. Obituary: In Memoriam: David Alfred Chiszar (1944-2013), with reflections from colleagues and friends. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 186-195. [ murphyj@si.edu]

Murray, Ian W. and Hilary M. Lease. 2013. Phrynosoma hernandesi (greater short-horned lizard) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 327. [ imurray@unm.edu]

Newsom, Christopher. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Tropidoclonion lineatum (lined snake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 276.

Nifong, James C., Russell H. Lowers, Brian R. Silliman, Kyler Abernathy and Greg Marshall. 2013. Attachment and deployment of remote video/audio recording devices (crittercams) on wild American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 243-247. [ ncboy@ufl.edu]

Novelli, Iara Alves, Bernadete Maria De Sousa, Sueli de Souza Lima and Fabiano Matos Vieira. 2013. Phrynops geoffroanus (Geoffroy's side-necked turtle) endoparasite. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 308. [ iaranovelli27@gmail.com]

O'Shea, Mark. 2013. Book Review: Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico (Volumes 1 & 2). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 337-338. [ oshea@markoshea.info]

Outerbridge, Mark E. and John Davenport. 2013. Malaclemys terrapin (diamond-backed terrapin) dredging foraging behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 307-308. [ mouterbridge@gov.bm]

Palis, John G. 2013. Siren intermedia (lesser siren) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 292-293. [ jpalis@yahoo.com]

Petersen, Frederic F., Alan de Queiroz, Chris R. Feldman and Joseph R. Mendelson, III. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Trachemys scripta (pond slider). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272.

Pierson, Todd W., Yan Fang and Yunyu Wang. 2013. Scutiger boulengeri (Xizang alpine toad) nesting. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 301. [ twpierso@uga.edu]

Powell, Sylvia D., Kelly C. Jones, Thomas A. Gorman and Carola A. Haas. 2013. Ambystoma bishopi (reticulated flatwoods salamander) egg survival after fire. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 290-291. [ sylvie@vt.edu]

Quintero-Díaz, Gustavo Ernesto, Rarámuri Reyes-Ardit, Christian Martin García-Balderas, Daniela Valdéz-Jiménez, Carolina Chávez-Floriano, Martín Muñíz-Salas and Cynthia Sosa-Vargas. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Ctenosaura pectinata (western spiny-tailed iguana). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Rabatsky, Ali, Travis LaDuc and Brad R. Moon. 2013. Crotalus catalinensis (Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 329-330. [ ali.rabastky@palmer.edu]

Rabe, Allison, Michael Lannoo and Christopher K. Beachy. 2013. Lithobates pipiens (northern leopard frog) malformation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 296. [ mlannoo@iupui.edu]

Radi, Alexander and Christopher K. Beachy. 2013. Ambystoma mavortium (barred tiger salamander) behavior underneath the ice. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 291-292. [ alexander.radi22@gmail.com]

Rahman, Shahriar Caesar. 2013. Python molurus bivittatus (Burmese python) reproduction / nesting. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 334. [ caesar_rahman2004@yahoo.com]

Ramos-Pallares, Eliana, Fabio L. Meza-Joya and Martha P. Ramírez-Pinilla. 2013. A case of communal egg laying in a population of Cercosaura ampuedai (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) in the Colombian Andes. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 226-229. [ elianar86@gmail.com]

Rausch, Benjamin A. and Richard S. Phillips. 2013. The effect of temperature on weight gain in hatchling Mexican kingsnakes, Lampropeltis mexicana. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 251-253. [ s13.brausch@wittenberg.edu]

Ray, Parimal Chandra, Diana Ethel Amonge and Mousumi Rajbongshi. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Rhacophorus suffry (Suffry red-webbed treefrog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 271.

Ream, Kelsey A. and Kelsey E. Reider. 2013. Anolis oxylophus (stream anole) peccary wallows as novel habitat. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 313-314. [ reamk@allegheny.edu]

Ressel, Stephen Joseph and Edward Edmond Monet, III. 2013. Thamnophis sirtalis (common gartersnake) open sea-water swimming. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 335. [ sjr@coa.edu]

Rodrigues, Joao Fabricio Mota and José Roberto Feitosa Silva. 2013. Phrynops tuberosus (Cotinga River toad-headed turtle) bifid tail. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 308-309. [ fabriciorodrigues303@gmail.com]

Sarker, Md. Abdur Razzaque. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Zakerana teraiensis (Terai cricket frog). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 271.

Schalk, Christopher M. and Doris Ticona. 2013. Rhinella schneideri (Rococo toad) breeding site. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 299-300. [ cschalk@tamu.edu]

Seefelt, Nancy E., James C. Gillingham, Patrick D. Farrell, Lorrin A. Ortmann, Desiree R. Rasmer and Kenneth D. Bowen. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Plethodon cinereus (eastern red-backed salamander). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269-270.

Seefelt, Nancy E., James C. Gillingham, Patrick D. Farrell, Lorrin A. Ortmann, Desiree R. Rasmer and Kenneth D. Bowen. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Chrysemys picta marginata (midland painted turtle). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 272.

Seefelt, Nancy E., James C. Gillingham, Patrick D. Farrell, Lorrin A. Ortmann, Desiree R. Rasmer and Kenneth D. Bowen. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Storeria dekayii (Dekay's brownsnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275-276.

Selman, Will, Ben Stultz, Jon J. Wiebe, Ariel White and Mark Camacho. 2013. Malaclemys terrapin (diamond-backed terrapin) coastal erosian and nest mortality. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 306-307. [ wselman@wlf.la.gov]

Senzano, Marco and Christopher M. Schalk. 2013. Leptodactylus bufonis (oven frog) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 293-294. [ marco_23735@hotmail.com]

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Shedd, Jackson D. and Jack Goldfarb. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Crotaphytus bicinctores (Great Basin collared lizard). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 273.

Steen, David A., Dirk J. Stevenson, Jeffrey C. Beane, John D. Willson, Matthew J. Aresco, James C. Godwin, Sean P. Graham, Lora J. Smith, Jennifer M. Howse, D. Craig Rudolph, Josh B. Pierce, James R. Lee, Beau B. Gregory, John Jensen, Sierra H. Stiles, James A. Stiles, Nathan H. Nazdrowicz and Craig Guyer. 2013. Terrestrial movements of the red-bellied mudsnake (Farancia abacura) and rainbow snake (F. erytrogramma). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 208-213. [ DavidASteen@gmail.com]

Stevenson, Dirk J. and Kevin M. Enge. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Rhadinaea flavilata (pine woods littersnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

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Sutton, William B., Than J. Boves and N. Emily Boves. 2013. Nerodia sipedon sipedon (northern watersnake) feeding behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 333. [ billsutton.wv@gmail.com]

Sy, Emerson Y. and Ernest Kurt Tan. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Gonyosoma oxycephalum (red-tailed green ratsnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

Tedesco, Maria Esther, Juan Manuel Céspedez, Jorge A. Céspedez and Maxi Romero. 2013. Cercosaura schreibersii (long-tailed little lizard) defnesive behavior. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 320. [ tikytedesco@yahoo.com.ar]

Tingle, Jessica. 2013. Developing an undergraduate herpetology club at Cornell University. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 185-187. [ jlt83@cornell.edu]

Titus, Valorie R. and Timothy M. Green. 2013. Presence of Ranavirus in green frogs and eastern tiger salamanders on Long Island, New York. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 266-267. [ vtitus7@mac.com]

Trauth, Stanley E., James M. Walker and James E. Cordes. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis x Aspidoscelis gularis (Laredo striped whiptail x Texas spotted whiptail) hybrid gynandromorph. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 314-316. [ strauth@astate.edu]

Trauth, Stanley E., James M. Walker and James E. Cordes. 2013. Aspidoscelis laredoensis x Aspidoscelis gularis (Laredo striped whiptail x Texas spotted whiptail) spermatogenesis. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 316-318. [ strauth@astate.edu]

Veríssimo, Diogo and Gabriel Dos Santos Oquiongo. 2013. Schistometopum thomense (São Tomé caecilian) predation. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 290. [ verissimodiogo@gmail.com]

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Wallin, Tanya, James R. Lee and Thomas G. Jackson, Jr. 2013. Micrurus fulvius (harlequin coralsnake) diet. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 332. [ twallin@tnc.org]

Waters, Nick D. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Lampropeltis zonata (California mountain kingsnake). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 275.

Welbourne, Dustin. 2013. A method for surveying diurnal terrestrial reptiles with passive infrared automatically triggered cameras. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 247-250. [ d.welbourne@student.unsw.edu.au]

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Wild, Erik R. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Notophthalmus viridescens (eastern newt). Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 269.

RICHARD FREEMAN FOUND THIS (why are we not surprised?)

Posted October 9, 2012 by Laura in Ramp Reviews
Elmo Experiments FI
They say that you should never judge a book by its cover but Reader, ‘they’ are wrong. ‘They’ also recommend you to floss and we all know how fucking horrible that is.
We judge book covers just like we judge everythingand everyone you care about. Mostly that involves asking yourself ‘Is this person/place/thing going to benefit me in any way?’ and then ‘Do I enjoy looking at this person/place/thing?’.
ANYWAY. Books. Books are brilliant, there is no doubt about this, but when it comes to book covers, publishers can get it hilariously wrong. Here are Ramp.ie’s thirty-four Top Ten Horrible Book Covers.


Karl Shuker urges us not to tell the go-away birds to go away!

Read on...


Folks, what were giant egg or eggs (see attached photos) doing in Heilongjiang Province,once Manchuria, on July 2nd this year? Only the bird or dragon or whatever knows .

The story appeared on a Chinese cryptozoology site at tieba.baidu.com/p/2438147825 where the photos of an egg of a pale blue colour appeared, measuring 15 c.m long and weighing 2.1 kg (or 2lb according to elsewhere in the text)

The story is that in the back yard of a “cottage hospital” (Google Translate is not satisfactory here) one or more of these foul smelling eggs were found then thrown into the trash. One photo shows a middle aged man holding one of the eggs in his hand with a woman looking on. Needless to say,their neighbours were fascinated. Another shows an egg standing upright next to a hen`s egg, then being held in one hand and another person holding the hen`s egg right next to the huge one. There were no reports of escaped ostriches .

One person speculated about pythons,the other dragons.(1) Altogether a significant mystery because the last ostriches in China died out just after the last ice age according to Wikipedia and I have no other Chinese ostrich reports in my files except a POSSIBLE one in S.China circa 1893(2) The strange thing is about 10 days before I found this story I found a story from New Zealand in 1945 about strange eggs turning up in a town near Wellington. Thanks to Corinna for allowing me to cover this rather than on her own birds blog.

Flying Snake 5 will be out in about 3 weeks.

  1.  tieba.baidu.com/p/2438147825 
  2.  Flying Snake 3 pp 16-18


In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. So after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo Corinna took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.


It is another beautiful day here in North Devon, although - pleasantly - it is cooler and more refreshing than it was a few weeks ago. This is the best year for butterflies that we have had in many years, with - quite often - half a dozen or more individuals visible at any one time. A friend who reads these blogs is very unwell. I want her to know that she is in my thoughts and prayers constantly at the moment, and that if there is anything we can do, then she, or her husband (who is a dear friend of mine and has been for many years) need only ask..
Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet.
The controversy over Eric Burdon's recent Israeli gig continues
A rare interview with Alan White, the drummer from Yes
*  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link:
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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