Definition of herpetology in English:
The branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians.
- The coverage of research is extensive enough that it should be useful to researchers, but the book is written for a more general audience making it suitable as a supplementary text for a general zoology or herpetology course.
- According to the Wildlife Warden, V. Ganesan, the study of amphibians and reptiles, known as herpetology, had begun to attract the attention of biologists in the recent times.
- Big-eyed amphibians peer out from nearly every page of this collaborative effort by the curator of herpetology at the Bronx Zoo and the editor-in-chief of Wildlife Conservation magazine.
- Example sentences
- He published his first herpetological article (on a marsupial frog in his own collection) at age fourteen.
- Dr. Raxworthy has nearly 20 years of experience conducting herpetological fieldwork in Madagascar, which includes a wide range of habitats and an exceptional diversity of species, many of which are found nowhere else.
- They are deposited in the herpetological collection of Laboratorio de Anfibios e Repteis, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Example sentences
- He was primarily a herpetologist and mammalogist and he described many genera and species that are still used today.
- H. Robert Bustard is a Scottish herpetologist with a special interest in crocodilians and chelonians.
- Some herpetologists thought those results suggested the likelihood of interbreeding among local populations of the same species.
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