Tucson Herpetological Society regularly issues publications and produces material to aid the general public in the education and conservation of our wildlife. We also produce material for children such as our coloring book that is available in PDF format for easy printing. Our own publication that is produced quarterly, the Sonoran Herpetologist, is a unique look at the regional and world-wide herpetological perspective.

The Sonoran Herpetologist

The Sonoran Herpetologist is a quarterly publication of the Tucson Herpetological Society that explores the hyper-local and the worldwide view of research and conservation of our local ecosystems. Members automatically receive the latest copy as they are released and have access to all issues of the publication while non-members are open to explore only the very latest issue.

Sonoran Herpetologist is the newsletter-journal of the Tucson Herpetological Society, and is copyrighted. The contents of Sonoran Herpetologist may be reproduced for inclusion in the newsletters of other herpetological societies provided the material is reproduced without change and with appropriate credit, and a copy of the publication is sent to the Tucson Herpetological Society. Occasional exceptions to this policy will be noted.

Read the Current Issue of the Sonoran Herpetologist

Read Past Issues of the Sonoran Herpetologist (Members Only)

Information for Contributors

Authors should submit original articles, notes, book reviews to the Editor via email using an attached word-processed manuscript. The manuscript style should follow that of the Journal of Herpetology and other publications of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. We also invite your contributions to our Natural History Notes section. We are particularly interested in photographs and descriptions of amphibians and reptiles involved in noteworthy or unusual behaviors in the field. Notes can feature information such as diet, predation, community structure, interspecific behavior, or unusual locations or habitat use. We also accept short reports for our Local Research News section, a regular feature in our journal. We are interested in articles that can update our readers on research about amphibians and reptiles in the Sonoran Desert region. These articles need be only a few paragraphs long and do not need to include data, specific localities, or other details. The emphasis should be on how science is being applied to herpetological questions.

Please submit your materials to Howard Clark, Submissions should be brief and in electronic form.

Collected Papers of the Tucson Herpetological Society, 1988-1991

David L. Hardy, Sr., M.D., Editor

Dennis Caldwell, Artist

Articles curated from Tucson Herpetological Society Newsletter, and Sonoran Herpetologist from 1988 to 1991

This is a collection of articles which were mostly transcribed from recordings of the monthly member meetings of the Tucson Herpetological Society, but also contributions from important herpetologists and herpetoculturists.

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As we continue to learn and grow, we also have created our very own small guides or brochures on topics that interest members and visitors alike. For instance, our “Living with Venomous Reptiles” brochure provides invaluable information for homeowners and others who may encounter a venomous snake or Gila Monster around their home or business.

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Coloring Book

Our ongoing efforts to provide fun ways for children to get involved in education and conservation has taken the form of a coloring book. Parents and Teachers can easily print this book out for at home or classroom use to begin educating our children on their local eco systems and their inhabitants.

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