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Document Type

Research

Keywords

History of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa, History of Herpetology of Iowa, History of Zoological Research in Iowa, History of Iowa's Natural History

Abstract

Herpetological exploration of Iowa began in 1823 with Long's expedition to the Rocky Mountains. From that time until an 1892 publication by Osborn based on Iowa specimens, herpetological research in the state was minor and incidental. Several significant reports appeared after that date involving analysis of Iowa specimens and from 1938 to 1944 a major base-line collection of the amphibians and reptiles of Iowa was established. Studies after that time have added a few species to Iowa’s known herpetofauna but recently have concentrated not only on composition of the fauna and distribution, but emphasized population changes, ecological relationships, and better understanding of life histories

Publication Date

September-December 1993

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

100

Issue

3-4

First Page

83

Last Page

86

Copyright

© Copyright 1993 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf