The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Bulletin is a quarterly publication in English. It includes full-length papers, natural history notes, book reviews, and other items of general herpetological interest. Emphasis is placed on natural history and conservation as well as captive care that includes breeding, husbandry, veterinary, and behavioural aspects.


Issue Number 168 - Summer 2024 Issue Number 168 - Summer 2024


pdf 01. Vocalisations, territoriality and aggressive interactions of the Chaco tree frog Boana raniceps

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AUTHORS: GUILHERME DE T. FIGUEIREDO, LEANDRO DO N. MÁXIMO, FELIPE S. CAMPOS & RICARDO LOURENÇO-DE-MORAES

Abstract – Various types of intra and interspecific vocalisation are a primary means of communication among anuran species. In intraspecific interactions, male anurans emit calls to attract females and repel rival males. This study describes new vocalisation types for reproductively active Boana raniceps (Anura: Hylidae) and provides a commentary on aggressive intraspecific behaviour that was recorded at ten sites. In addition to advertisement calls, our findings reveal that males emit two types of aggressive call, one territorial call and one encounter call. We identified a sequence of different aggressive behaviours displayed during physical combat between two males. Our findings show that B. raniceps exhibits complex intraspecific behaviours in a reproductive context.


pdf 02. Active forest nesting site, mating and cannibalistic oophagy behaviour in the Asian water monitor Varanus salvator

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AUTHORS: JACK HENRY GIBBON, JIAZHEN LIM, MACARENA GONZÁLEZ-ABARZÚA, PABLO OROZCO-TER WENGEL, TOMMY TSAN-YUK LAM & BENOIT GOOSSENS


pdf 03. Diet of the Galam white-lipped frog Amnirana galamensis in southern Nigeria deduced from faecal samples

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AUTHORS: NIOKING AMADI, GODFREY C. AKANI, GIFTSON MINAPAKATE SOKARI, CHIKANKA FAVOUR WAKOHU, ALAWA GRACE NYIMALE, DANIELE DENDI & LUCA LUISELLI


pdf 04. Notes on the behaviour, habits and natural history of Caecilia atelolepis

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AUTHORS: JUAN DAVID FERNÁNDEZ-ROLDÁN & JOHN D. LYNCH


pdf 04a. Supplementary material for 04. Notes on the behaviour, habits and natural history of Caecilia atelolepis

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AUTHORS: JUAN DAVID FERNÁNDEZ-ROLDÁN & JOHN D. LYNCH


pdf 05. Sticky traps for rodents can be fatal for snakes in India

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AUTHOR: MAHESH BILASKAR


pdf 06. Occurrence of Caiman latirostris and Caiman yacare in the Middle Delta of the Paraná River, Argentina

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AUTHORS: GERMÁN TETTAMANTI, LUCIA CURTO, EUGENIA OBLIGADO, DAVID GUSTAVO VERA, ENRIQUE ANGEL SIERRA, MELINA ALICIA VELASCO & FEDERICO PABLO KACOLIRIS


pdf 07. Breeding of the anguid lizard Diploglossus lessonae in north-east Brazil

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AUTHORS: RENATO M.R. JUNIOR, CAUÃ M. DE ARAUJO, RAPHAEL DE S. LIMA, RAFAEL G. JANSEN & MATEUS DA S. BONFIM


pdf 08. Range expansion of white lipped foam-nest frog Leptodactylus fragilis on to the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica

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AUTHORS: JOHAN GATGENS-GARCÍA, ALEXANDER CHAVES-SÁNCHEZ, YORDY SOTO-UGALDE & MARCO D. BARQUERO


pdf 09. Common toad Bufo bufo and hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius cohabiting in a dormouse nesting box

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AUTHORS: CHARLOTTE C. ARMITAGE, ALICE H. PAWLIK & EMMA C. SCOTNEY



pdf 11. Predation of the swamp racer Palusophis bifossatus by the caiman Caiman yacare and by the otter Lontra longicaudis

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AUTHORS: STEFAN GROL, GABRIEL SATURNO & VANDA FERREIRA



pdf 13. The first observation of an attempt by Natrix natrix to predate an aquatic snail with an operculum

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AUTHORS: ATTILA BALOGH, MATÚŠ KÚDELA & DANIEL JABLONSKI


pdf 14. Yellowish instead of green - A case of leucism in the Italian pool frog Pelophylax bergeri

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AUTHORS: ARIANNA CECCARELLI & MASSIMO CAPULA


pdf 15. Wasp spider Argiope bruennichi preys on a juvenile viviparous lizard Zootoca vivipara

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AUTHORS: ZDENĚK MAČÁT & ONDŘEJ MACHAČ


pdf 16. First record of Caucasian smooth newt Lissotriton lantzi from Iran

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AUTHORS: PARHAM AZARAKHSH, ALVAND MOHAMMADALIZADEGAN & ALI HABIBKHODA


pdf 17. Congenital bilateral pseudobuphthalmos in the dice snake Natrix tessellata

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AUTHORS: ANASTASIIA A. KLENINA & EVGENIY SIMONOV



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