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Publications. The ISHBH publishes the Bibliotheca Herpetologica. It contains articles, essays, bibliographies and news of people and events in our field and is a peer-reviewed journal published with two issues per year. The many important contributions make the publication a vital source for bibliographers, historians and taxonomists alike but at the same time the papers are by and large appealing to the layperson in the field.


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Bibliotheca Herpetologica - From Vol. 5(2): ISSN 1653-3798

International Society for the History and Bibliographyof Herpetology
Newsletter and Bulletin -
Vols. 1-5(1): ISSN 1404-3815

© International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology

Vol. 10, No. 2, January 2014
 
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ARTICLES
BOUR R., FRÉTEY T. and CHEKE A.S. – Philibert Marragon (1749-1826) and the Mémoire sur l'Isle de Rodrigue (1795).
 
DODD C.K. JR. – Herpetofaunal Contributions of Johann Büttikofer and Harry Johnston in Liberia.
 

Vol. 10, No. 1, August 2012
 
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ARTICLES
BETTELHEIM M.P. – Swinhoe's Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei): The Legendary Sword Lake Turtle of Hoan Kiem Lake.
 
MORIARTY J. – History and Evolution of the Boy Scouts of America Reptile Study Merit Badge Pamphlet.
 
Book Review
PAUWELS O.S.G and WAHLGREN R. – The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Beolens B., Watkins M. and Grayson M. (2011). 

Vol. 9, No. 1-2, January 2012
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Special Issue:
The Herpetological Legacy of Linnaeus – A Celebration of the Linnaean Tercentenary. Proceedings of a symposium held on July 14, 2007 in conjunction with the 2007 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 11–16, 2007, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
 

Foreword
About the Cover
ARTICLES
Wahlgren R. – Carl Linnaeus and the Amphibia.
 
Adler K. – Herpetological Exploration in the 18th Century: Spanning the Globe with Linnaeus's Students.
 
Bauer A.M. – Linnaean Names and Pre-Linnaean Sources in Herpetology.
 
Lindell T. – Lignum colubrinum and Radix senega - Two Dissertations on Snakebite Treatments Published by Linnaeus in 1749.
 
Duellman W.E. – Linnaean Names in South American Herpetology.
 
Liner E.A. – Linnaeus's Amphibians and Reptiles of the New World excluding South America.
 
Das I. – Looking East: Carolus Linnaeus and His Herpetological Species from Asia.
 
Simmons J.E. and Snider J. – Observation and Distillation—Preservation, Depiction, and the Perception of Nature.
 
de Queiroz K. – Biological Nomenclature from Linnaeus to the PhyloCode.
 
Society Information

Vol. 8, No. 2, April 2010
 
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WAHLGREN R.Pipa pipa from an original watercolor by Maria Sibylla Merian.
ARTICLES
DASZKIEWICZ P. and BAUER A.M. – Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert and a Lost Chapter in the History of Chelonian Anatomy.
 
ETHERIDGE K. – Maria Sibylla Merian's Frogs.
 

Vol. 8, No. 1, November 2008
 
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KRECSÁK L. – The Mediterranean House Gecko by Lajos Méhely in the Unpublished Herpetologia Hungarica.
ARTICLES
LINER E.A. – Storage and Indexing of Herpetological Reprints, a Personal View.
 
KRECSÁK L., KORSÓS Z. and TÓTH T. – Lajos Méhely's Herpetologia Hungarica, a Review of a Masterpiece of the Hungarian Herpetological Literature.
 
DE SILVA A. and BAUER A.M. – The Origin of the Word 'Gecko'.
 

Vol. 7, No. 2, January 2008
 
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ARTICLES
DELFINO M. and CEREGATO A. – Herpetological Iconography in the 16th century: the Tempera Paintings of Ulisse Aldrovandi.
 
DASZKIEWICZ P. and BAUER A.M. – Antoni Andrzejowski and his Contributions to Early 19th Century Knowledge of the Ukrainian Herpetofauna.
 
LESCURE J. and DAVID P. – The Birth and Infancy of Herpetology. Part 2. From Natural to Modern Classifications.
 
Recent Literature. WAHLGREN R.

Vol. 7, No. 1, June 2007
 
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DAVID P. – Temple Viper, Tropidolaemus wagleri, Adult Male and Female Depicted by Ouwens in 1916.
ARTICLES
KLAVER C. – On the status and date of publication of the generic name Ptychozoon (Reptilia, Gekkonidae).
 
MURPHY R.W., SMITH A. and NGO A. – The versions of Cope's Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica.
 
LESCURE J. and DAVID P. – The birth and infancy of Herpetology. Part 1. From Aristotle to Linnaeus.
 

Vol. 6, No. 2, July 2006
 
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ARTICLES
BAUER A.M. and SCHAFFER C. – The First Published Illustration of a Pleurodiran Turtle?
 
BETTELHEIM M.P. and TASKAVAK E. – The Tortoise and the Tulip - Testudo graeca ibera and Osman Hamdi's "The Tortoise Trainer".
 
DASZKIEWICZ P. and BAUER A.M. – Specimens from the Second Collection of Albertus Seba in Poland: the Natural History Cabinet of Anna Jablonowska (1728-1800).
 
KRECSÁK L. – Copyright in the 18th century: Linnaean drawings of Coluber in Museum S:æ R:æ M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis (1754) reproduced in Bonnaterre's Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique, Ophiologie (1790).
 
Book Review
DAVID, P. – L'étymologie des noms d'amphibiens et de reptiles. Jean Lescure and Bernard Le Garff, 2006. 

Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2006
 
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WAHLGREN, R. – Oates' vine snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii, described by Albert Günther in 1881.
 
ARTICLES
BETTELHEIM, M.P. – The Contemporary Value of Historical Herpetological Illustrations.
 
BAUER A.M. and GÜNTHER R. – A Syntype of Lacerta serpens Bloch, 1776 (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): The Oldest Type Specimen in the Founding Collection of the Zoological Museum of Berlin.
 
Book Review
LEE J.C. – Islands And The Sea: Essays On Herpetological Exploration In The West Indies. Robert W. Henderson and Robert Powell (Eds.). 2003. 

Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2005
 
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Shorter Communications
WAHLGREN, R. & DAVID, P. – Distinctive Collection of Herpetological Books on Public Auction
 
ARTICLES
KORSÓS, Z. – In memoriam Dr. Olivér György Dely (1927–2003).
 
BETTELHEIM, M.P., TERRY, D.E. & DUNAEVA, J. – A Selective Translation of Alexander Strauch's "Chelonological Studies," "Global Distribution," and "Comments" Specific to the Western Pond Turtle (Clemmys marmorata), Including a Bibliography of his Known Herpetological Work.
 

Vol. 5, No. 1, May 2004
 
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Shorter Communications

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WAHLGREN, R. – "The Rattle-Snake and the Mocking-Bird" in Book of the World (1852)
 
ARTICLES
BAUER, A.M. & R.E. PETIT – On the Herpetology of Perry's Arcana and Two Forgotten Reptile Names.
 
FLORES-VILLELA, O., H.M. SMITH, D. CHISZAR & G. ZAMUDIO – Long-Neglected Information on the Discovery of Bipes (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia).
 

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Vol. 4, No. 2, October 2003
 
Society News

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WAHLGREN, R. – Johann Jakob Scheuchzer and the Physica sacra.
 
ARTICLES
BAUER, A.M. & K. ADLER – On the Dates of Publication and Correct Citation of Olivier's Voyage dans l'Empire Othoman and its Herpetological Content.
 
SMITH, H.M., R. CONANT & D. CHISZAR – Berlandier's Herpetology of Tamaulipas, Mexico, 150 Years Ago.
 

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Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2003
 
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ARTICLES
DASZKIEWICZ, P. & A.M. BAUER – The Confiscation and Replacement of Herpetological Collections by France Under the First Republic and Empire, With Notes on an Historically Important Collection Sent to Vienna in 1815.
 
ADLER, K. – The Publishing History of Pitman's "Snakes of Uganda."
 

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Vol. 3, No. 2, 2002
Available as a pdf, 1.9 MB
 
Society News
The Society meeting 2002
About the Cover – KORSOS, Z.

ARTICLES
SIMMONS, J.E. – Publication Date of Stejneger's Supplement, Directions for preserving small herpetological specimens in formalin.
 
BAUER, A.M. – Albertus Seba, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. The Complete Plates in Colour, 1734–1765. 2001.
 
DAVID, P., A. DUBOIS & H.M. SMITH – A Corrective Note on the Authorship of Taxa Credited to Lacepède and Bonnaterre in the Introduction to the SSAR's Reprint of Shaw's General Zoology. Volume III. – Amphibians and Reptiles, with remarks on some of Lacepède's works.

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Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001
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BOOK REVIEWS
DUELLMAN, W.E. – A History of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History.
 
MORIARTY, J.J. – Slithy Toves: Illustrated Classic Herpetological Books at the University of Kansas in Pictures and Conversations.
ARTICLES
BAUER, A.M. – On the Correct Date of Description of Amphisbaena scutigera Hemprich and A. rufa Hemprich.
 
BARTHOLOMEW, B., R. WAHLGREN & A.M. BAUER – Recent Literature on the History and Bibliography of Herpetology: 1.

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Vol. 2, No. 2, 2001
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ARTICLE
DAVID, P. & A. DUBOIS – A Herpetological Analysis of Shaw and Nodder's Vivarium Naturae or The Naturalist's Miscellany (1789–1813), a 24-volume Series on Natural History.

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Vol. 2, No. 1, 2000
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ARTICLES
BAUER, A.M. – The Symbolae Physicae and the Herpetology of Hemprich and Ehrenberg's Expedition to Egypt and the Middle East.
 
DAS, I. – Herpetological contributions of Edward Bartlett (ca. 1836–1908), pioneering herpetologist in Borneo.
ABOUT THE COVER
WAHLGREN, R. – Encyclopædia Londinensis (1796–1829) and A genuine and universal System of Natural History, vol. 12 (1809 or 1810) – two little known contributions in the history of herpetology.
BOOK REVIEW
BARTHOLOMEW, B. – Finding Order in Nature: The Naturalist tradition from Linnaeus to E. O. Wilson.

Vol. 1, No. 2, 1999
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ARTICLES
WAHLGREN, R. – Herpetology in the Transactions of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A listing of titles 1739–1825, translated into English, with annotations and unabridged translations of selected contributions and a brief history of the Academy.
 
HOLLINGSWORTH, B.D. & A.M. BAUER – The Klauber Herpetological Library at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
 
ADLER, K. – Deciphering Latin Dates and Place Names on the Title Pages of Old Herpetological Books.

Vol. 1, No. 1, 1999
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Editor's message
Chairman's message
Meeting Program
Newsnotes
– ISHBH Member Ernie Liner Receives Honorary Doctorate.

ARTICLES
WAHLGREN, R. – Fine Antiquarian Books on Herpetology in Recent Catalogues.
 
BAUER, A.M. – Notes on John White's Journal of a Voyage to new South Wales (1790), a Classic of Australian Herpetology.

 


Citations. When the first issue was published in May 1999 the journal was titled International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology Newsletter and Bulletin. The new name Bibliotheca Herpetologica was applied from vol. 5(2) published in April 2005. We regard therefore Bibliotheca Herpetologica as a continuation of the ISHBH Newsletter and Bulletin, with sequential numbering. Thus we suggest the following formats for citations:

Korsós, Z. 2005. In memoriam Dr. Olivér György Dely (1927–2003). Bibliotheca Herpetologica 5(2):7–9.

Bauer, A.M. & R.E. Petit 2004. On the Herpetology of Perry's Arcana and Two Forgotten Reptile Names. International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology Newsletter and Bulletin 5(1):9–17.



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