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