Herpetology Notes


Herpetology Notes is an online-only and open access journal, published by the Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH). Processing, editing, and typesetting of manuscripts is carried out by an international editorial team, and articles are published online as PDF files as soon as the layout is created and approved by authors. The journal is hosted on the SEH web server and the Biotaxa manuscript processing system. For information on publishing in the journal, please visit the Author Guidelines. The format of recent papers published in Herpetology Notes should be consulted before submitting a manuscript. 

Current articles are available for free download on the Herpetology Notes website. Back issues are available in the Herpetology Notes archives.

All articles published in Herpetology Notes will have consecutive page numbers and papers will be published in one annual volume. Contents are indexed on Scopus and Google Scholar. All contributions to Herpetology Notes must be in English.

Herpetology Notes has the International Standard Serial Number ISSN 2071-5773 


The goal of Herpetology Notes is to offer a global forum for fast and straightforward publication of natural history observations that otherwise may remain unpublished or in the grey literature. Herpetology Notes aims to publish all kinds of descriptive papers on the natural history and distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Being an online-only journal, papers that include taxonomic decisions (such a descriptions of new species) are not accepted. Descriptive papers on the morphology or genetic variability (DNA barcoding), marker development (e. g. microsatellite loci) are also appreciated, but some of these may also be suitable as short notes in Amphibia-Reptilia.


Editor-in-Chief (Fourth Co-Editor of SEH): Hinrich Kaiser, Victor Valley College, Victorville, California, USA

Managing Editor for Finances: Anamarija Žagar, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Managing Editor for Publication: Bina Perl, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Assistant Managing Editor for Publication: Christine M. Kaiser, Museum Koenig, Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Bonn, Germany

Copyeditor: Thijs van den Burg

Associate Editors

Robson Ávila, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Arnaud Badiane, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France

Justin M. Bernstein, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Andressa Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Amaël Borzée, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Idriss Bouam, University of Batna 2, Batna, Algeria

Jindřich Brejcha, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Andre Bruinjé, Universidad Nacuinal de Misiones, Posadas, Argentina

Tuliana O. Brunes, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Timothy J. Colston, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA

Werner Conradie, Port Elizabeth Museum (Bayworld), Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Javier Ernesto Cortés-Suárez, El Rocio Private Reserve, Santa Sofía, Boyacá, Colombia

Angelica Crottini, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Portugal

Maximilian Dehling, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany

Andrew Durso, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Jesse Erens, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Rodrigo Gonzalez, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vinicius Guerra, Instituto Boitatá, Goiâna, Goiás, Brazil

Fábio Hepp, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran

Michael J. Jowers, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

Fulvio Licata, CIBIO/InBIO, Vairão, Porto, Portugal

Caio Vinícius de Mira-Mendes, Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil

Zeeshan Mirza, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Nitya Mohanty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Eric Munscher, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Houston, Texas, USA

Renato C. Nali, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Kanto Nishikawa, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Fabrício Hiroiuki Oda, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Daniela Pareja Mejía, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil

Harshil Patel, Thackeray Wildlife Foundation, Mumbai, India

Darren W. Pietersen, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Pedro Pinna, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Omar Rojas-Padilla, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Benjamin Tapley, Zoological Society of London, London Zoo, London, United Kingdom

Anyelet Valencia-Aguilar, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Yunke Wu, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA