This book represents the third and final in the series and continues the tradition of well-researched, short biographies on a diversity of herpetologists. The 349 biographies are arranged beginning with when each person's herpetological “life” began, typically with their first published work in the field. These dates range from pre-1500s to the 1990s. The geographic scope is as diverse as the temporal depth. In fact, there is a separate section in this book on the Academic Lineages of Doctoral Degrees in Herpetology (Third edition), edited by Ronald Altig and arranged by country. This section of the book covers time periods from 1745–2012, and in it, 58 countries are represented by herpetological academic lineages. It is worth noting, however, that this section and the rest of the book do not cover the same time period, nor the same number of herpetologist (5562 lineages vs. 349 biographies). For this reason the two...
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Contributions to the History of Herpetology. Volume 3
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and ReptilesISBN 9780916984823566 p.
Copeia (2013) 2013 (2): 351.
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Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell; Contributions to the History of Herpetology. Volume 3. Copeia 3 July 2013; 2013 (2): 351. doi: https://doi.org/10.1643/OT-12-132
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