Volume 7, Issue 2 (September 2012)



Thomson Reuters reports the first official 2-year and 5-year impact ratings for HCB

Malcolm L. McCallum

Pioneer of Herpetology at his Century Mark: Hobart M. Smith

R. Bruce Bury and Stanley E. Trauth

Hobart M. Smith turns 100 (invited)

David Chiszar

Some notes on the last hundred years and the next stages in the evolution of herpetology (invited)

Hobart M. Smith




Research Articles


Sexual dimorphism in head size in the Little Brown Skink  (Scincella lateralis)

Brian M. Becker and Mark A. Paulissen

Advantages of long-term, multi-scale monitoring: Assessing the current status of the Yosemite Toad (Anaxyrus [Bufo] canorus) in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Cathy Brown, Katie Kiehl, and Lucas Wilkinson

Back to the brink: Population decline of the endangered Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) following its rediscovery

Wendy J. Dimond, William S. Osborne, Murray C. Evans, Bernd Gruber, and Stephen D. Sarre

An experimental evaluation of potential scavenger effects on snake road mortality detections

Kaylan A. Hubbard and Anna D. Chalfoun

A survey to determine the conservation status of Siamese Crocodiles in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand

Chution Kanwatanakid-Savini, Manoon Pliosungnoen, Anak Pattanavibool, John B. Thorbjarnarson, Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn, and Steven G. Platt

Use of wildlife detector dogs to study Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) populations

Joshua Michael Kapfer, David John Munoz, and Terry Tomasek

Decreased nest mortality for the Carolina Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin centrata) following removal of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) from a nesting beach in northeastern Florida [Photo Gallery]

Eric C. Munscher, Emily H. Kuhns, Candace A. Cox, and Joseph A. Butler

Habitat use and movement patterns of Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Minnesota, USA: A landscape approach to species conservation [Photo Gallery]

Jeanine M. Refsnider and Madeleine H. Linck

Survival of adult Smooth Froglets (Geocrinia laevis Complex, Anura, Myobatrachidae) in and around a hybrid zone

Michael P. Scroggie

An oceanic island reptile community under threat: The decline of reptiles on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean

Michael J. Smith, Hal Cogger, Brendan Tiernan, Dion Maple, Christopher Boland, Fionnuala Napier, Tanya Detto, and Peter Smith

Does the invasive shrub Ulex europaeus benefit an endemic Sri Lankan lizard?

Ruchira Somaweera, Nayana Wijayathilaka, and Gayan Bowatte

Michelle's Lizard: Identity, relationships, and ecological status of an array of parthenogenetic lizards (Genus Aspidoscelis: Squamata: Teiidae) in Colorado, USA

James M. Walker, Harry L. Taylor, Glenn J. Manning, James E. Cordes, Chad E. Montgomery, Lauren J. Livo, Steve Keefer, and Charles Loeffler

Community-level response to climate change: Shifts in anuran calling phenology

Aaron A. Walpole, Jeff Bowman, Douglas C. Tozer, and Debbie S. Badzinski

Diet of radiotracked Musk Turtles, Sternotherus odoratus, in a small urban stream.

Caitlin E. Wilhelm and Michael V. Plummer