A peer-reviewed open access journal

Caribbean Herpetology

A non-profit, peer-reviewed, online-only, open access journal

Instructions for authors

Editor-in-Chief and publisher: S. Blair Hedges (Temple University), E-mail
Center for Biodiversity, 1925 N 12th St. Suite 502, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

Associate Editors: Robert W. Henderson (Milwaukee Public Museum); Robert Powell (Avila University); R. Graham Reynolds (University of North Carolina, Asheville);

ISSN 2333-2468 (online)

Journal abbreviation: Caribb. Herpetol.


Number 83 (Note). Griffing AH, Griffing DH, Lesmond S, Gamble T (2022) Establishment of the Common House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron, on Saint Lucia. Caribbean Herpetology, 83, 1-3 (21 February 2022). DOI: 10.31611/ch.83 Full text (PDF)

Number 82 (Note). van Buurt G, Smulders JCGI (2022) First record of the Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron), from Bonaire. Caribbean Herpetology, 82, 1 (3 February 2022). DOI: 10.31611/ch.82 Full text (PDF)

Number 81 (Article). Finnerty JR, Lord KS, Barbasch T, Laman R, Hakam L, Perez R, Jenkins H, Fortunato BJ, Lockwood C, Bianco-Caron D, Stewart NL (2021) First report of the Southern Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius valliceps Wiegmann), Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril and Bibron), Schmidt's Black-Striped Snake (Coniophanes schmidti Bailey), and Cozumel Whiptail (Aspidoscelis cozumela Gadow), on Turneffe Atoll, Belize. Caribbean Herpetology, 81, 1-14 (22 December 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.81 Full text (PDF)

Number 80 (Note). Charruau P, Rissac A, Massias Diaz DA (2021) A new case of communal egg-laying by iguanas and American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807) from a Caribbean atoll of Mexico. Caribbean Herpetology, 80, 1-5 (16 December 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.80 Full text (PDF)

Number 79 (Note). van den Burg MP, Hylkema A, Debrot AO (2021) Establishment of two nonnative parthenogenetic reptiles on Saba, Dutch Caribbean: Gymnophthalmus underwoodi and Indotyphlops braminus Caribbean Herpetology, 79, 1-5 (21 September 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.79 Full text (PDF)

Number 78 (Article). Morris DG, Morris K, Thawley CJ, Kolbe JJ, Michaelides SN (2021) Origin and establishment of the introduced Cuban Blue Anole, Anolis allisoni, in Florida. Caribbean Herpetology, 78, 1-7 (21 September 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.78 Full text (PDF)

Number 77 (Note). Brisbane JLK, Dewynter M, Angin B, Questel K, van den Burg MP (2021) Importation of ornamental plants facilitates establishment of the Common House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron, in the Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Herpetology, 77, 1-5 (17 June 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.77 Full text (PDF)

Number 76 (Article). García-Padrón LY (2021) Diet of a community of frogs in an agroecosystem in western Cuba. Caribbean Herpetology, 76, 1-8 (11 June 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.76 Full text (PDF)

Number 75 (Note). Gómez-Sánchez, DA. 2021. Discovery of the West Caribbean Ocellated Geckolet, Sphaerodactylus argus (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) on Old Providence Island in the Colombian Caribbean. Caribbean Herpetology, 75, 1-3 (1 June 2021). DOI: 10.31611/ch.75 Full text (PDF)

Number 74 (Note). Torres, J, and Rodríguez-Cabrera, TM. 2020. Diurnal refuge sharing between species of Cuban snakes of the genus Tropidophis (Squamata: Tropidophiidae). Caribbean Herpetology, 74, 1-2 (14 May 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.74 Full text (PDF)

Number 73 (Note). Rodríguez-Cabrera, TM, García-Padrón, LY, and Torres, J. 2020. New dietary records for the Cuban Spotted Red Trope, Tropidophis maculatus (Squamata: Tropidophiidae). Caribbean Herpetology, 73, 1-2 (14 May 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.73 Full text (PDF)

Number 72 (Note). Rodríguez-Cabrera, TM, and Torres, J. 2020. First record of the Cuban Many-ringed Wormlizard, Amphisbaena barbouri (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae), from an offshore cay. Caribbean Herpetology, 72, 1-3 (14 May 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.72 Full text (PDF)

Number 71 (Note). Rodríguez-Cabrera, TM, Torres, J, and Savall EM. 2020. Easternmost record of the Cuban Broad-banded Trope, Tropidophis feicki (Squamata: Tropidophiidae). Caribbean Herpetology, 71, 1-3 (14 May 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.71 Full text (PDF)

Number 70 (Article). Köhler, G. and Hedges SB. 2020. A replacement name for the Hispaniolan anole formerly referred to as Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837. Caribbean Herpetology, 70, 1-3 (7 May 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.70 Full text (PDF)

Number 69 (Note). van Wagensveld T, van Staa S, and Butôt R. 2020. Discovery of the Leeward Blindsnake, Antillotyphlops geotomus (Thomas), on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. Caribbean Herpetology, 69, 1-3 (15 April 2020). DOI: 10.31611/ch.69 Full text (PDF)

Number 68 (Note). Wappl C. 2019. First record of the Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron), from Grenada. Caribbean Herpetology, 68, 1 (21 October 2019). DOI: 10.31611/ch.68 Full text (PDF)

Number 67 (Article). Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC. 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology, 67, 1-53 (28 May 2019). DOI: 10.31611/ch.67 Full text (PDF)

Number 66 (Note). Ruhe BM, Ruhe AR. 2019. First record of the Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron), from the Turks and Caicos Islands with additional observations from the Bahamas. Caribbean Herpetology, 66, 1-3 (14 March 2019). DOI: 10.31611/ch.66 Full text (PDF)

Number 65 (Note). Snyder SJ, Schmidt RE, Tirard N. 2019. First report of the Brahminy Blindsnake, Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin), from the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Caribbean Herpetology, 65, 1-2 (12 March 2019). DOI: 10.31611/ch.65 Full text (PDF)

Number 64 (Article). Hedges SB, Lorvelec O, Barré N, Vidal N, Pavis C. 2019. On the taxonomic recognition of skinks from the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuya). Caribbean Herpetology, 64, 1-7 (6 March 2019). DOI: 10.31611/ch.64 Full text (PDF)

Number 63 (Note). Auguste RJ, Dass K, Baldeo D. 2018. Discovery of the Puerto Rican Crested Anole, Anolis cristatellus Duméril & Bibron, on Trinidad. Caribbean Herpetology, 63, 1-2 (1 November 2018). DOI: 10.31611/ch.63 Full text (PDF)

Number 62 (Article). DeBoer JC, Griffing AH, Iyengar VK, Bauer AM. 2018. New dietary records for croaking lizards of the genus Aristelliger (Reptilia: Sphaerodactylidae). Caribbean Herpetology, 62, 1-8 (5 September 2018). DOI: 10.31611/ch.62 Full text (PDF)

Number 61 (Note). Questel K. 2018. Discovery of geckos, Sphaerodactylus macrolepis Günther and Sphaerodactylus sputator Sparrman, on Prickly Pear Cays, Anguilla, British West Indies. Caribbean Herpetology, 61, 1-2 (4 September 2018). DOI: 10.31611/ch.61 Full text (PDF)

Number 60 (Note). Sánchez A. 2018. Discovery of the Common House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus (Duméril & Bibron), in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Herpetology, 60, 1-2 (4 September 2018). DOI: 10.31611/ch.60 Full text (PDF)

Number 59 (Article). Lorvelec O, Barré N, Chalifour J, Teynié A, Pisanu B, Hedges SB. 2017. Discovery of a population of Spondylurus powelli (Squamata: Mabuyidae) on Île Tintamarre (Saint-Martin, French Antilles) and comments on relationships among skinks of the Anguilla Bank. Caribbean Herpetology, 59, 1-8 (6 July 2017). DOI: 10.31611/ch.59 Full text (PDF)

Number 58 (Article). Rodríguez Gómez CA, Díaz-Lameiro AM, Berg CS, Henderson RW, Powell R. 2017. Relative abundance and habitat use by the frogs Pristimantis shrevei (Strabomantidae) and Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Eleutherodactylidae) on St. Vincent. Caribbean Herpetology, 58, 1-12 (29 June 2017). DOI: 10.31611/ch.58 Full text (PDF)

Number 57 (Article). Lorvelec O, Barré N, Bauer AM. 2017. The status of the introduced Mourning Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) in Guadeloupe (French Antilles) and the high probability of introduction of other species with the same pattern of distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 57, 1-6 (27 January 2017). DOI: 10.31611/ch.57 Full text (PDF)

Number 56 (Note). Barré N, Trillot A, Lorvelec O. 2016. Skinks occur on Terre-de-Bas, Les Saintes (Guadeloupe, French West Indies). Caribbean Herpetology, 56, 1-2 (17 August 2016). DOI: 10.31611/ch.56 Full text (PDF)

Number 55 (Note). Lorvelec O, Berchel J, Barré N. 2016. First report of the Flowerpot Blindsnake, Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803), from La Désirade (Guadeloupe, the French West Indies). Caribbean Herpetology, 55, 1-2 (17 May 2016). DOI: 10.31611/ch.55 Full text (PDF)

Number 54 (Note). Krysko KL, MacKenzie-Krysko C. 2016. First report of the Mourning Gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron 1836), from The Bahamas. Caribbean Herpetology, 54, 1-2 (30 March 2016). DOI: 10.31611/ch.54 Full text (PDF)

Number 53 (Article). Hedges SB, Lorvelec O, Barré N, Berchel J, Combot MD, Vidal N, Pavis C. 2016. A new species of skink from the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuya). Caribbean Herpetology, 53, 1-14 (18 February 2016). DOI: 10.31611/ch.53 Full text (PDF)

Number 52 (Note). Angin B, Gomès R. 2015. First report of a skink population on Les Saintes (Guadeloupe, FWI). Caribbean Herpetology, 52, 1-2 (19 March 2015). DOI: 10.31611/ch.52 Full text (PDF)

Number 51 (Note). Angin B. 2014. Bat predation by the Dominica Boa (Boa nebulosa). Caribbean Herpetology, 51, 1-2 (2 October 2014). DOI: 10.31611/ch.51 Full text (PDF)

Number 50 (Note). Kircher BK, Robinson CD, Johnson MA. 2014. Herbivory in the Northern Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus). Caribbean Herpetology, 50, 1-2 (19 May 2014). DOI: 10.31611/ch.50 Full text (PDF)

Number 49 (Article). Hedges SB, Marion AB, Lipp KM, Marin J, Vidal N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology, 49, 1-61 (17 January 2014). DOI: 10.31611/ch.49 Full text (PDF)

Number 48 (Note). Questel K. 2013. Alsophis rijgersmaei (Anguilla Bank Racer). Behavior. Caribbean Herpetology, 48, 1 (28 October 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.48 Full text (PDF)

Number 47 (Note). Parmentier P, Ibéné B, Gomès R. 2013. Lepidodactylus lugubris (Mourning Gecko). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 47, 1 (28 October 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.47 Full text (PDF)

Number 46 (Note). Hedges SB, Meier AJ. 2013. Spondylurus magnacruzae (Greater Saint Croix Skink). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 46, 1 (27 September 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.46 Full text (PDF)

Number 45 (Note). Angeli NF. 2012. Ameiva polops (Saint Croix Ameiva). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 45, 1 (27 September 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.45 Full text (PDF)

Number 44 (Note). Gomès R, Ibéné, B. 2013. Lepidodactylus lugubris (Mourning Gecko). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 44, 1 (27 September 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.44 Full text (PDF)

Number 43 (Note). Gomès R, Ibéné, B. 2013. Mabuya desiradae (Desirade Skink). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 43, 1 (27 September 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.43 Full text (PDF)

Number 42 (Note). Ledee D, Questel K. 2013. Anolis equestris (Cuban Giant Anole). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 42, 1 (1 September 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.42 Full text (PDF)

Number 41 (Note). Pasachnik et al. 2013. Ialtris dorsalis (Hispaniolan W-headed Racer). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 41, 1 ((28 August 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.41 Full text (PDF)

Number 40 (Note). Sanchez AJ. 2013. Spondylurus nitidus (Puerto Rican Skink). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 40, 1 (6 August 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.40 Full text (PDF)

Number 39 (Note). Lorvelec O, Pisanu B, Schmitt A, Vallon T. 2013. Spondylurus martinae (Saint Martin Skink). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 39, 1 (23 April 2013). DOI: 10.31611/ch.39 Full text (PDF)

Number 38 (Note). Pare T, Lorvelec O. 2012. Mabuya desiradae (Desirade Skink). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 38, 1 (2 October 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.38 Full text (PDF)

Number 37 (Note). Questel K, Vitri A. 2012. Pantherophis guttatus (Corn Snake). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 37, 1 (27 August 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.37 Full text (PDF)

Number 36 (Note). Questel K., Boggio J. 2012. Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Smooth-scaled Worm Lizard). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 36, 1 (16 August 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.36 Full text (PDF)

Number 35 (Note). Questel K, Boggio J. 2012. Spondylurus powelli (Anguilla Bank Skink). Reproduction. Caribbean Herpetology, 35, 1 (14 June 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.35 Full text (PDF)

Number 34 (Note). Questel K. 2012. Sphaerodactylus sputator (Leeward Banded Sphaero). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 34, 1 (12 June 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.34 Full text (PDF)

Number 33 (Note). Questel K. 2012. Anolis gingivinus (Anguilla Bank Tree Anole). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 33, 1 (12 June 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.33 Full text (PDF)

Number 32 (Note). Questel K, Jarry C, Blanjot A. 2012. Iguana delicatissima (Lesser Antillean Iguana). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 32, 1 (31 May 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.32 Full text (PDF)

Number 31 (Note). Breuil M, Serre-Collet F. 2012. Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Lesser Antillean Frog). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 31, 1 (10 May 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.31 Full text (PDF)

Number 30 (Note). Breuil M, Serre-Collet F. 2012. Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Smooth-scaled Worm Lizard). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 30, 1 (10 May 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.30 Full text (PDF)

Number 29 (Note). Lorvelec O. 2012. Iguana delicatissima (Lesser Antillean Iguana). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 29, 1 (26 April 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.29 Full text (PDF)

Number 28 (Note). Reynolds R. 2012. Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 28, 1 (6 March 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.28 Full text (PDF)

Number 27 (Note). Reynolds R. 2012. Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Cuban Flathead Frog). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 27, 1 (6 March 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.27 Full text (PDF)

Number 26 (Note). Breuil M, Questel K, Rodrigues C. 2012. Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 26, 1 (28 February 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.26 Full text (PDF)

Number 25 (Note). Breuil M, Maille J-C, Le Quellec F. 2012. Salamandra salamandra (Fire Salamander). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 25, 1 (31 January 2012). DOI: 10.31611/ch.25 Full text (PDF)

Number 24 (Note). Questel K. 2011. Liophis juliae (Leeward Groundsnake). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 24, 1 (17 August 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.24 Full text (PDF)

Number 23 (Note). Questel K. 2011. Alsophis rijgersmaei (Anguilla Bank Racer). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 23, 1 (17 August 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.23 Full text (PDF)

Number 22 (Note). Galvis P, Vargas Y. 2011. Osteopilus vastus (Hispaniolan Giant Treefrog). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 22, 1 (20 July 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.22 Full text (PDF)

Number 21 (Note). Morales AL. 2011. Scinax ruber (Red-snouted Treefrog). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 21, 1 (20 June 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.21 Full text (PDF)

Number 20 (Note). Morales AL. 2011. Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 20, 1 (20 June 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.20 Full text (PDF)

Number 19 (Note). Lorvelec O. 2011. Mabuya mabouya (Lesser Antillean Skink). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 19, 1 (14 February 2011). DOI: 10.31611/ch.19 Full text (PDF)

Number 18 (Note). Estrada AR. 2010. Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 18, 1 (16 December 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.18 Full text (PDF)

Number 17 (Note). Estrada AR. 2010. Eleutherodactylus coqui (Puerto Rican Frog). Behavior. Caribbean Herpetology, 17, 1 (13 December 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.17 Full text (PDF)

Number 16 (Note). Estrada AR. 2010. Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi (Puerto Rican Wetland Frog). Reproduction. Caribbean Herpetology, 16, 1 (13 December 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.16 Full text (PDF)

Number 15 (Note). Reynolds RG, Niemiller, ML. 2010. Typhlops platycephalus (Puerto Rican White-tailed Blindsnake). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 15, 1 (24 November 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.15 Full text (PDF)

Number 14 (Note). Niemiller ML. 2010. Epicrates chrysogaster (Southern Bahamas Boa). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 14, 1 (24 November 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.14 Full text (PDF)

Number 13 (Note). Torres-Santana C. 2010. Borikenophis portoricensis (Puerto Rican Racer). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 13, 1 (24 November 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.13 Full text (PDF)

Number 12 (Note). Orchard K. 2010. Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Smooth-scaled Worm Lizard). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 12, 1 (1 September 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.12 Full text (PDF)

Number 11 (Note). Orchard K. 2010. Chelonoidis carbonaria (Red-footed Tortoise). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 11, 1 (1 September 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.11 Full text (PDF)

Number 10 (Note). Orchard K. 2010. Ramphotyphlops braminus (Flowerpot Blindsnake). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 10, 1 (1 September 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.10 Full text (PDF)

Number 9 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Eleutherodactylus paulsoni (Hispaniolan Pink-rumped Frog). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 9, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.9 Full text (PDF)

Number 8 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Sphaerodactylus copei (Haitian Big-scaled Sphaero). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 8, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.8 Full text (PDF)

Number 7 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Anolis coelestinus (Southern Green Anole). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 7, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.7 Full text (PDF)

Number 6 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Ameiva taeniura (Hispaniolan Blue-tailed Ameiva). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 6, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.6 Full text (PDF)

Number 5 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Eleutherodactylus caribe (Haitian Marsh Frog). Reproduction. Caribbean Herpetology, 5, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.5 Full text (PDF)

Number 4 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Sphaerodactylus elegans (Ashy Sphaero). Distribution. Caribbean Herpetology, 4, 1 (26 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.4 Full text (PDF)

Number 3 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Osteopilus vastus (Hispaniolan Giant Treefrog). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 3, 1 (21 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.3 Full text (PDF)

Number 2 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Eleutherodactylus glanduliferoides (La Selle Grass Frog). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 2, 1 (21 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.2 Full text (PDF)

Number 1 (Note). Hedges SB. 2010. Eleutherodactylus jugans (La Selle Dusky Frog). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology, 1, 1 (21 August 2010). DOI: 10.31611/ch.1 Full text (PDF)