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Herpetology

In science & nature on July 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and gymnophiona) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras). Batrachology is a further subdiscipline of herpetology concerned with the study of amphibians alone.

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  1. […] is short for herpetology, which is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Here locally we have over a dozen snakes, lizards […]

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