Special Topics: Herpetology - ZO 459 A/859 A

Emporia State University

 Spring 2019 - Lab


Snake on a pole

  

 

Useful Online Resources: 

  

 

Anurans of Lyon County: http://studentweb.emporia.edu/gsievert/tadpoles/Tadpoles.htm - Will not work in Google Chrome

  

Kansas Frog and Toad Calling Activity Periods: http://webapps.fhsu.edu/ksherp/chorusing.aspx

 

Kansas Herpetofaunal Atlas: http://webapps.fhsu.edu/ksherp/default.aspx

  

Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico. Edition 8: http://www.cnah.org/pdf/88638.pdf

  

Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico. Edition 7: http://ssarherps.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HC_39_7thEd.pdf

  

Center for North American Herpetology: http://www.cnah.org/

   

Kansas Herpetological Society: http://www.cnah.org/khs/

       

Other Herpetological links: http://studentweb.emporia.edu/gsievert/linkherp.htm

       



The 3 US based International Herpetological Societies:


Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles: https://ssarherps.org/

   

The Herpetologists' League: http://www.hljournals.org/?code=herl-site

   

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists: http://www.asihcopeiaonline.org/?code=asih-site

   


Live collection report forms:


Collection (25 species; details TBA)        



Please Note: If you are caught giving another student a live specimen, you will lose credit for 5 specimens.   If you are caught identifying another student's live specimen you will also lose credit for 5 specimens! These are both types of cheating!



 

 

                Herpetology Lab Schedule

 

  

 Date

                Lab Topic

Jan 18

Herp Basics and Salamanders

Jan 25

Salamanders

Feb 1

Anurans

Feb 6

Salamander practical

Feb 8

Lyon Co. Anuran Calls

Feb 15

Anuran practical/ Turtles

Feb 22

Turtles/ Lizards

Mar 1

Lizards

Mar 8

Turtle/Lizard practical/ Snakes

Mar 9-15

Field trip to OK and AR

Mar 22

Snakes

Mar 29

Snakes

Apr 5

Snake practical – Field Trip?

Apr 12

Field Trip

Apr 19

Field Trip

Apr 26

Field Trip

May 3

Final practical

  

 

Note: Students need to be aware that weather conditions may necessitate changes to the field trip schedule.


Spotted Salamander "liebesspiele"

 

KHS Spring Field Trip - April 26-28

 

Spring Break: Oklahoma/Arkansas field trip to:


Ozark Mountains - Cookson Hills WMA            Amphibians and reptiles of Cookson Hills WMA

Ouachita Mountains - Ouachita Mountains Biological Station


Gulf Coastal Plain - OSU Kiamichi Forestry Research Station and Red Slough (flora and fauna pictures)


Snake on a pole




Last updated on 10 January 2019