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




                Lab Topic

Jan 18

Herp Basics and Salamanders

Jan 25


Feb 1


Feb 6

Salamander practical

Feb 8

Lyon Co. Anuran Calls

Feb 15

Anuran practical/ Turtles

Feb 22

Turtles/ Lizards

Mar 1


Mar 8

Turtle/Lizard practical/ Snakes

Mar 9-15

Field trip to OK and AR

Mar 22


Mar 29


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