Volume 8, Issue 3 (December 2013)



Herpetological Conservation and Biology Continues to Grow.

Andrew D. Walde and Raymond A. Saumure


Research Articles


Anuran Population Declines Occur on an Elevational Gradient in the Western Hemisphere.

Carlos Davidson, Craig E. Williamson, Kim Vincent, Staci Massey Simonich, Kerri Stanley Yip, Jean-Marc Hero,
and Kerry M. Kriger

Identifying Conservation and Research Priorities in the Face of Uncertainty: A Review of the Threatened Bell
Frog Complex in Eastern Australia.
[Photo Gallery]

Michael J. Mahony, Andrew J. Hamer, Evan J. Pickett, Daniel J. McKenzie, Michelle P. Stockwell, James I. Garnham,
Claire C. Keely, Matthew L. Deboo, Jen O’Meara, Carla J. Pollard, Simon Clulow, Francis L. Lemckert, Deborah S.
Bower, and John Clulow

Comparative Microhabitat Characteristics at Oviposition Sites of the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii).

Jeff A. Alvarez, David G. Cook, Julie L.Yee, Michael G. van Hattem, Darren R. Fong, and Robert N. Fisher

Effectiveness of Two Artificial Cover Objects in Sampling Terrestrial Salamanders.

Jami E. MacNeil and Rod N. Williams


Razor-backed Musk Turtle (Sternotherus carinatus) Diet Across a Gradient of Invasion.

Carla L. Atkinson

Relative Abundance and Habitat Preference in Isolated Populations of Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii)
along the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Alejandro Villegas and Víctor H. Reynoso

Time in Captivity Affects Foraging Behavior of Ratsnakes: Implications for Translocation.

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

Vital Rates and Population Demographics in Declining and Stable Watersnake Populations.

John H. Roe, Omar Attum, and Bruce A. Kingsbury

Effects of Prescibed Fire on Coluber constrictor mormon in Coastal San Mateo County, California. [Photo Gallery]

Michelle E. Thompson, Brian J. Halstead, Glenn D. Wylie, Melissa Amarello, Jeffrey J. Smith, Michael L. Casazza, and
Eric J. Routman

Population Density and Seasonal Detection Rates of a Unique Population of Critically Endangered
Northern Madagascar Spider Tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi).

Shanta Barley and Ryan C.J. Walker

Amphibian and Reptile Community Structure in Pristine Coniferous Forests: Baseline Data for
Conservation Studies.

Regina Vega-Trejo, Irma Trejo, Oscar A. Flores-Villela, and Víctor H. Reynoso

Vegetation Communities as Nesting Habitat for the Saltwater Crocodiles in the Northern Territory
of Australia.

Yusuke Fukuda and Nicholas Cuff

Hunting of Herpetofauna in Montane, Coastal and Dryland Areas of Northeastern Brazil.

Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira, Sanjay Veiga Mendonça, Rono Lima Cruz, Diva Maria Borges-Nojosa, and
Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

Estimating Survival Times for Northern Diamondback Terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin, in
Submerged Crab Pots.
[Photo Gallery]

Patrick J. Baker, Amy Thomson, Itzick Vatnick, and Roger C. Wood

Cryopreservation of Sperm from the Axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum: Implications for Conservation.
[Photo Gallery]

Chester R. Figiel, Jr.

Predation of Juvenile Ringed Salamanders (Ambystoma annulatum) during Initial Movement out of Ponds.

Shannon E. Pittman, Michael S. Osbourn, Dana L. Drake, and Raymond D. Semlitsch

Defining Conservation-relevant Habitat Selection by the Highly Imperiled Oregon Spotted Frog, Rana pretiosa.
[Photo Gallery]

Viorel D. Popescu, Amanda M. Kissel, Monica Pearson, Wendy J. Palen, Purnima Govindarajulu, and Christine A.

Temperature and Water Molds Influence Mortality of Lithobates catesbeianus Eggs.

Gregory R. Ruthig

Salamanders Continue to Breed in Ephemeral Ponds Following the Removal of Surrounding Terrestrial Habitat.

Brett R. Scheffers, Benjamin L.S. Furman, and Jonathan P. Evans

Notes on the Distribution and Abundance of the Endangered Kaiser's Mountain Newt, Neurergus kaiseri
(Caudata: Salamandridae), in Southwestern Iran.

Mozafar Sharifi, Hossein Farasat, Hossein Barani-Beiranv, Somaye Vaissi, and Ehsan Foroozanfar

Amphibians and Large, Infrequent Forest Disturbances: An Extreme Wind Event Facilitates Habitat Creation
and Anuran Breeding.
[Photo Gallery]

Walter H. Smith

Geographic Variation in the Water Economy of a Lungless Salamander.

Amanda Winters and Matthew E. Gifford

Effect of Drought on Clutch Size and Hatchling Production of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis)
in Texas.
[Photo Gallery]

Cord B. Eversole, Scott E. Henke, Randy L. Powell, and Larry W. Janik

Legal Status and Assessment of Conservation Threats to Vipers (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) of the
Western and Central Balkans.

Dušan Jelić, Rastko AJtić, Bogoljub Sterijovski, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Suvad Lelo, and Ljiljana Tomović

Distribution and Abundance of Caiman latirostris and Paleosuchus palpebrosus at Grande Serao Veredas
National Park, Central Brazil.
[Photo Gallery]

Elildo A.R. Carvalho, Jr. and Victor B.G. Véras Batista