About this collection

The word “Herpetology” is constructed from the Greek words “herpeton” and “logos.” The suffix “ology” is commonly translated into “the study of” and the word “herpeton” refers to “creeping things.” Specifically, herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians.

This collection consists of images taken by university students and herpetology enthusiasts. It was created by graduate and undergraduate students in coordination with Ralph W. Steen Library and the faculty in the Department of Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University. In the collection, you will find photographs of snakes, salamanders, turtles, frogs, and more! Each image is accompanied by a short note on natural history as well as appropriate taxonomical metadata.

Reptiles and amphibians are often very misunderstood, so proper education regarding their true nature and ecological importance is a must! To learn more about reptiles and amphibians, their conservation, and herpetology as a whole, please take some time to browse the collection. Happy Herping!

 

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