General References

The database cites about 29,000 books and papers, most of which are only accessible through the search function and the species entries. This is a list of books and papers that have been used as a basis for our database. However, listed are only references that contain information about many species or at least several ("higher") taxa.

The list below is out of date; all references can also be found in the database.

Geographic:

Arnold,E.N. & Burton,J.A. (1978)
A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe
Collins (London)
For this database the German translation by Christian Gross has been used, which is focused on continental Europe rather than on Britain
(published by Parey, Hamburg 1979; ISBN 3-490-00318-7)

Avila-Pires,T.C.S. (1995)
Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata)
Zool. Verh., Leiden, Vol. 299: 1-706
ISBN 90-73239-40-0

Branch,B. (1988)
Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa
Ralph Curtis Books, Sanibel Island (Florida)

Cabela,A. & Tiedemann,F. (1985)
Atlas der Amphibien und Reptilien Österreichs
Neue Denkschriften des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Bd. 4
Verlag Ferdinand Berger & Söhne, Wien (80 pp.)
ISBN 3-85028-168-10

Cei, J. M. (1993)
Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina.
Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949

Census of Australian Vertebrate Species (CAVS) - Version 8.1 - reptiles

Cogger,H.G. (1994)
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 5th ed.
Reed Books/Cornell University Press

Collins,J.T. (1997)
Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, 4th ed.
Herpetol. Circ. No. 25, SSAR, iii + 40 pp.

Conant,R. (1978)
A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, 2nd ed.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston
ISBN 0-395-19977-8

Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. (1991)
A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, 3rd ed.
Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p. (ISBN 0395583896)

David,P. & Vogel,G. (1996)
The snakes of Sumatra.
An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes
Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
ISBN 3-930612-08-9

Das,I. (1996)
Biogeography of the Reptles of South Asia.
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida

Das,I. (1997)
Checklist of the reptiles of India with English common names.
Hamadryad 22: 32-45

Dossenbach,H.D. & Ganz,A. (1978)
Die Reptilien der Schweiz
Neujahrsblatt der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Schaffhausen Nr. 30: 64 pp.

Duellman,W.E. & Mendelson III, J.R. (1995)
Amphibians and reptiles from Northern Departamento Loreto, Peru: Taxonomy and Biogeography
Univ. Kansas Sc. Bull. 55 (10): 329-376

Engelmann,W.E. et al. (1993)
Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas
Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany)
ISBN 3-7402-0094-4

Fugler, C.M. & de la Riva (1990)
Herpetologia Boliviana: Lista provisional de las serpientes conocidas en el pais.
Mus. Nac. His. Nat. (Boliviana) Comunicacion, No. 9: 22 - 53

Lancini,A.R. & Kornacker,P.M. (1989)
Die Schlangen von Venezuela
Armitano Editores C.A., Caracas, 1-381
ISBN 980-216-070-9

Largen,M.J. (1997)
An annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Eritrea, with keys for their identification
Tropical Zoology 10: 63-115

Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. (1992)
Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles
SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252

Liner,E.A. (1994)
Scientific and common names fot the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish
Herpetol. Circ. No. 23: 1-113, SSAR

Malkmus,R. (1995)
Die Amphibien und Reptilien Portugals, Madeiras und der Azoren
Die Neue Brehm-Bücherei, Bd. 621
Westarp Wissenschaften (Magdeburg)/Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (Heidelberg)
ISBN 3-89432-440-6

Manthey,U. (1983)
Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m Ä. NN
Herpetofauna 23: 20-31

O'Shea,M. (1996)
A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea.
Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp.

Murphy,J.C. (1996)
Crossing Bond's line: The herpetofaunal exchnage between the eastern Caribbean and mainland South America [checklist for Trinidad and Tobago]. In R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (eds.), Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, p.51-93.
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca (New York). Contributions to Herpetology, volume 12

Peters,J.A., Orejas-Miranda,B. & Vanzolini,P.E. (1986)
Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata (Revised Edition)
Part I: Snakes
Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington D.C., London)
ISBN 0-87474-757-0

Peters,J.A., Orejas-Miranda,B. & Vanzolini,P.E. (1986)
Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata (Revised Edition)
Part II: Lizards and Amphisbaenians
Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington D.C., London)
ISBN 0-87474-757-0

Powell, R., R. W. Henderson, K. Adler, and H. A. Dundee. (1996)
An annotated checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles.
In R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (eds.), Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, p.51-93.
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca (New York). Contributions to Herpetology, volume 12

Robb,J. (1980)
New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles in Colour
Collins, Auckland

Schleich,H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. (1996)
Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa
Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
ISBN 3-87429-377-7

Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. (1991)
Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies
University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.

Stebbins,R.C. (1985)
A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Villa, J., Wilson, L.D., Johnson, J.D. (1988)
Middle American Herpetology - A Bibliographic Checklist
University of Missouri Press

Welch,K.R.G. (1982)
Herpetology of Africa
A Checklist and Bibliography of the Orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria and Serpentes
Robert E. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
ISBN 0-89874-428-8

Welch,K.R.G. (1983)
Herpetology of Europe and Southwest Asia
A Checklist and Bibliography of the Orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria and Serpentes
Robert E. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)

Welch,K.R.G. (1988)
Snakes of the Orient - A Checklist
Robert E. Krieger Publishing, Malabar (Florida)
VII + 173 pp.

Werner,Y.L. (1988)
Herpetofaunal survey of Israel (1950-1985), with comments on Sinai and Jordan and on zoogeographical heterogeneity
in: Yom-Tov,Y. & Tchernov, E. (eds.) The zoogeography of Israel, Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht (Netherlands)
ISBN 90-6193-650-0

Zhao,E. & Adler,K. (1993)
Herpetology of China
SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522

Systematic:

Ernst,C.H. & Barbour,R.W. (1989)
Turtles of the World
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London

Ernst,C.H. & Zug,G.R. (1997)
Snakes in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book.
Smithsonian Institution Press, 203 pp.

Frank,N. & Ramus,E. (1995)
A Complete Guide to Scientific and Common Names of Reptiles and Amphibians of the World
Ramus/NG Publishing, Pottsville

Goin,C.J., Goin,O.B. & Zug,G.R. (1978)
Introduction to Herpetology, 3rd ed.
W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco
ISBN 0-7167-0020-4

Greene,H.W. (1997)
Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature.
University of California Press, 351 pp.

Klemmer,K., Wermuth,H. & Hediger,H., eds. (1979-1993)
Grzimeks Tierleben, Bd. 6: Kriechtiere
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN 3-423-05970-2

Mattison,C. (1989)
Lizards of the World
Facts on File, New York
ISBN 0816019002

Mehrtens,J.M. (1987)
Living Snakes of the World in Color
Sterling Publishing Co., New York
(German translation published by Franckh-Kosmos, Stuttgart 1993)

Wermuth,H. & Mertens,R. (1977)
Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien:
Testudines, Crocodylia, Rhynchocephalia
Das Tierreich, Lfg. 100, XXVII + 174 pp.
Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York

Wermuth,H. & Mertens,R. (1996)
Schildkröten, Krokodile, Brückenechsen
(reprint of the 1961 edition with an updated appendix by F.J. Obst), 506 pp.
Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena

Zug,G.R.; Vitt, L.J. & Caldwell, J.P. (2001)
Herpetology, 2nd ed.
Academic Press San Diego, London, [...]XIV + 630 pp.


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