Volume 11, Issue 1 (April 2016)



Recent Changes at Herpetological Conservation and Biology.

Board of Directors

New Managing Editor Volunteer Position Announcement.

Board of Directors

Peer-Reviewers 2014-2015.

Board of Directors




Do Scientific Collecting and Conservation Conflict?

Brian T. Henen


Research Articles


Major Histocompatibility Complex Polymorphism in Reptile Conservation.

Jean P. Elbers and Sabrina S. Taylor

Protected Natural Areas and the Conservation of Amphibians in a Highly Transformed Mountainous Region
in Mexico.

María Chanel Juárez-Ramírez, José L. Aguilar-López, and Eduardo Pineda

Rare Syntopy of the Diploid Parthenogenetic Lizard (Aspidoscelis laredoensis B) and both Gonochoristic
Progenitors (A. gularis and A. sexlineata) in Texas, USA.

James M. Walker, James E. Cordes, and Mark A. Paulissen

Genetic Signatures Follow Dendritic Patterns in the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis

Shem D. Unger, Eric J. Chapman, Kurt J. Regester, and Rod N. Williams

Distribution and Abundance of the Endangered Yellow Spotted Mountain Newt Neurergus microspilotus
(Caudata: Salamandridae) in Western Iran.

Mohadeseh Afroosheh, Vahid Akmali, Somayeh Esmaelli-Rineh, and Mozafar Sharifi

A First Test of the Thread Bobbin Tracking Technique as a Method for Studying the Ecology of
Herpetofauna in a Tropical Rainforest.

Emily Waddell, Andrew Whitworth, and Ross MacLeod

Important Habitat Characteristics for American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) on the Edge
of their Range.

Geoffrey D. Smith, Ginny L. Adams, and Stephen A. Dinkelacker

Molecular Analyses Confirming the Introduction of Nile Crocodiles, Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti
1768 (Crocodylidae), in Southern Florida, with an Assessment of Potential for Establishment, Spread,
and Impacts.

Michael R. Rochford, Kenneth L. Krysko, Frank J. Mazzotti, Matthew H. Shirley, Mark W. Parry, Joseph A.
Wasilewski, Jeffrey S. Beauchamp, Christopher R. Gillette, Edward F. Metzger III, Michikoa A. Squires, and
Louis A. Somma

Distribution, Diet, and Vocalizations of the Endangered Colombian Toad Osornophryne percrassa
(Anura, Bufonidae).

Jhonattan Vanegas-Guerrero, Gustavo A. Gonzalez-Durán, and Sergio Escobar-Lasso

Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi Overwintering Ecology in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Andrew F. Badje, Tyler J. Brandt, Tara L. Bergeson, Rori A. Paloski, Joshua M. Kapfer, and Gregor W.

Patterns of Space Use in Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides) in Joshua Tree National Park,
California, USA.

Marina M. Gerson

Interdrainage Morphological and Genetic Differentiation in the Escambia Map Turtle, Graptemys ernsti.

Joshua R. Ennen, James Godwin, Jeffrey E. Lovich, Brian R. Kreiser, Brian Folt, and Sarah Hazzard

Urban Ditch Characteristics Associated with Turtle Abundance and Species Richness.

Jonathan Elston, Virginie Rolland, and Stanley E. Trauth

A Dietary Study of the Rough-footed Mud Turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes) in Texas, USA.

Steven G. Platt, Andrew R. Berezin, Dennis J. Miller, and Thomas R. Rainwater

Ecology and Predation Behavior of Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) on Avian Nests.

Brett A. DeGregorio, Patrick J. Weatherhead, and Jinelle H. Sperry

Multiple Paternity in Three Wild Populations of Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus).

Amber L. Stedman, Collin P. Jaeger, Eric T. Hileman, Benjamin C. Jellen, Christopher A. Phillips, Bradley J.
Swanson, and Richard B. King

Status of the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) in the State of Baja California, México.

Anny Peralta-García, Bradford D. Hollingsworth, Jonathan Q. Richmond, Jorge H. Valdez-Villacencio,
Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, Robert N. Fisher, Pedro Cruz-Hernandez, and Patricia Galina-Tessaro

High Incidence of Road-killed Freshwater Turtles at a Lake in East Texas, USA.

Paul S. Crump, Stirling J. Robertson, and Rachel E. Rommel-Crump

Can We Use Head Scale Symmetry in Endangered Pygmy Bluetongue Lizards (Tiliqua adelaidensis) to
Alert Managers to Population Condition?

Leili Shamiminoori and C. Michael Bull

Locating Suitable Habitat for a Rare Species: Evaluation of a Species Distribution Model For Bog Turtles
(Glyptemys muhlenbergii) in the Southeastern United States.

Theresa S. M. Stratmann, Kyle Barrett, and Thomas M. Floyd

Differential Use of Ponds and Movements by Two Species of Aquatic Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata
and Chelydra serpentina serpentina) and their Role in Colonization.

Daniel F. Hughes, Amy K. Tegeler, and Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.

Reproductive Ecology of Graptemys geographica of the Juniata River in Central Pennsylvania, with
Recommendations for Conservation.

Roy D. Nagle and Justin D. Congdon

Strandings of Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) along the Western and Southern Coast of the
Gulf of Venezuela.

Héctor Barrios-Garrido and María G. Montiel-Villalobos

Population Ecology and Rehabilitation of Incidentally Captured Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii)
in the Mississippi Sound, USA.

Andrew T. Coleman, Eric E. Pulis, Jonathan L. Pitchford, Kristin Crocker, Andrew J. Heaton, Alicia M. Carron, Wendy
Hatchett, Delphine Shannon, Frank Austin, Martha Dalton, Connie L. Clemons-Chevis, and Moby Solangi