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Amphibians and Reptiles

Research Activities

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center scientists are currently conducting research on a wide variety of scientific topics. To view and search Patuxent's projects and other work by USGS staff, click on the following link: Research Topics.

Long-Term Programs

Museum CollectionsMuseum Collections - Acquisition and curation of scientific reference specimens (in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution)

North American Amphibian Monitoring ProgramNorth American Amphibian Monitoring Program - a collaborative effort among regional partners and the USGS to monitor populations of vocal amphibians using a calling survey technique

Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI)Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative - Patuxent participates in this intensive, long-term monitoring and related research on pond-breeding and stream-breeding amphibians on Department of Interior lands throughout the northeastern United States.

Resources and References

National Amphibian AtlasNational Amphibian Atlas - county-based distribution maps of all amphibians known to occur in the United States

Frog Call QuizFrog Call Quiz - a resource for learning frog call identification skills for species of the eastern United States

Measuring and Monitoring Biological DiversityMeasuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity - Standard Methods for Amphibians

Population Analysis SoftwarePopulation Analysis Software - a variety of downloadable, statistical tools for analyzing bird or other population data

Snake Species of the WorldSnake Species of the World - A Taxonomic and Geographical Reference

Species Identification ToolsSpecies Identification Tools - some information to help in species identification

Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and KeyTadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key - A key for the tadpoles of the United States and Canada features a different format and approach to identifying frog larvae.

Special Interest

The Diamondback Terrapin in the Chesapeake BayThe Diamondback Terrapin in the Chesapeake Bay (PDF Format) - science brief about Patuxent's Diamondback Terrapin research

Primenet Amphibian Project at Shenandoah and Big Bend National ParksPrimenet Amphibian Project at Shenandoah and Big Bend National Parks


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