iDig Hellbenders

May 18th, 2016
By Hecht, Kirsten

Check out the iDigBio May 2016 Biodiversity Spotlight on the Hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) written by PhD student, Kirsten Hecht.

Hellbender Face

Photo credit: Phil Colclough

Welcome to the Freshwater Herpetology blog!

May 17th, 2016
By admin

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Max Nickerson, a curator of herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and his students have been studying freshwater herpetofauna in streams and ponds for almost 50 years.  Stay tuned to learn more about giant salamanders, turtles, snakes, and more!

Musk turtle with open mouth

Stripe-necked Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer)        Photo credit: Kirsten Hecht