Reptiles are cold-blooded, air-breathing vertebrates having the skin covered with scales. The class includes tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes and the Crocodilia.
Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates with smooth skin. The class includes salamanders, frogs, toads and newts.
Herpetology is the scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.

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Alabama Herpetological Atlas Project
Includes species list, teacher's guide and project information.
Amphibian Information Centre
Marc Staniszewski provides details of the biology, reproduction and captive care of frogs, toads, salamanders and newts.
Amphibian Malformations
Tracks developments in the malformation and decline of amphibian populations in North America.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa
A photographic field guide and detailed account of the animals.
Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina
Guide to the herpetofauna of North Carolina which includes photographs, descriptions and frog calls.
A searchable online database of amphibians with much information relating to their biology and conservation.
California Academy of Sciences: Herpetology
Undertakes research into reptiles and amphibians and offers a searchable database of herpetology collections.
Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management
Conservation materials and species accounts for herpetofauna of the Midwestern United States.
Crocodilian Biology Database
Includes information on morphological adaptations and general biology of crocodilians.
Promotes understanding of reptiles and amphibians in the wild and as well as captivity. Offers general information, forum and images.
Ecotoxicology of Tropical Amphibians
Nicole Sookoo at the University of the West Indies has been testing the susceptibility of the frog, Physalaemus pustulosus, to various herbicides.
Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology
Programs and resources for native reptiles and amphibians. Includes checklists and events.
Great Lakes Declining Amphibians Working Group
Group devoted to investigating the worldwide decline in amphibian population.
Herp Digest
Weekly published electronic newsletter about latest international scientific and conservation news on reptiles and amphibians. Reptiles and Amphibians
Articles, photographs and links related to herpetology, herpetoculture and herpetofauna.
Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Journal dedicated to the conservation, ecology, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. Open-access.
Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History
Department information, a list of collections and amphibian species of the world checklist.
Comprehensive collection of internet links related to the study of reptiles and amphibians.
Herping The Trans-Pecos
Pictorial tour of the species in several regions of west Texas. Images and notes on herpetofauna found in the area.
Kansas Herp Atlas
Species accounts for the state's reptiles and amphibians, forum, and links.
Mike's Herpetofauna Page
Images and field notes of United States reptiles and amphibians by Mike Pingleton.
Names of North American Amphibians and Reptiles
Translations of scientific names, list of description citations and data of persons honored in the nomenclature.
Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative
NEARMI aims to determine the proportion of surveyed areas that are occupied by various species of amphibians and to estimate amphibian population sizes and trends.
Phyllomedusa: Journal of Neotropical Herpetology
Publishes original research, short articles and review papers concerning the whole field of Herpetology and is available without charge.
Pilbara Pythons
Australian based website that includes herpetology help information, images, reptile safari data and related links.
Rainforest Reptiles
Notes on the reproductive biology of reptiles, the amniotic egg and reptilian health problems. Also images and details of some Australian reptiles.
Reproductive Biology of Snakes
Transcript of an interview with Professor Robert Aldridge at the Science Show 2006 on snake reproduction and pheromone communication between snakes during mating.
Reptile Research
Provides information about research projects being undertaken at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia.
Introduction to the biology of snakes, turtles, lizards, alligators and crocodiles with a reptile quiz.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California
Illustrated guide to all native and introduced species by Robert N. Fisher, Ted J. Case and Chris Brown.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Oregon
Source of information for reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific northwest, presented by the University of Oregon.
Reptiles of British Columbia
Information on the reptiles found in the region. Includes species descriptions, images, range maps and related links.
A Silver Bullet?
Biologist Reid Harris is studying the chytrid fungus that is imperiling up to one third of the world’s amphibian populations.
Snake Scales
Article from Wikipedia discussing the morphology, nomenclature, arrangement and importance of snake scales.
South Asian Herpetology
Supports the discussion of reptiles and amphibians in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
West Virginia Herpetology
Thomas Pauley's lab at Marshall University includes a complete guide to amphibians and reptiles in the state.
Wild Herps
John Sullivan's small collection of images and notes about reptiles and amphibians from around the world.

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