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. The open-access publication fee is €100 for articles of five or fewer printed pages. For specific information on publishing in the journal, including the fees for longer manuscripts or complex tables and the fee reduction for SEH members, 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offer a global forum for fast and straightforward publication of natural history observations that otherwise may remain unpublished or in the grey literature.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 (including 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 Technology: Robin Suyesh, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

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

Copyeditors: Deyatima Ghosh, 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 Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA

Andressa Bezerra, Instituto Vital Brazil, Xerém, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Idriss Bouam, University of Batna 2, Batna, Algeria

Andre Bruinjé, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Posadas, Argentina

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

Hugo Cabral, Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay, Asunción, Paraguay

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

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

Javier E. Cortés-Suárez, Reserva Privada “El Rocio”, Santa Sofía, Boyacá Department, 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

Alex Figueroa, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore

Rodrigo Gonzalez, Museu de História Natural do Ceará Prof. Dias da Rocha, Pacoti, Brazil

Marco González-Santoro, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Russell Gray, Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Cuc Phuong, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Vinicius Guerra, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 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, Universidade do Porto, Vairão, Porto, Portugal

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

Zeeshan Mirza, Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Nitya P. Mohanty, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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 H. 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

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

Julie Ray, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, Nevada, USA

Omar Rojas-Padilla, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, Bahia

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

Ashish Thomas, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Anyelet Valencia-Aguilar, Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany

Yunke Wu, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA