The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
The 2017/18 impact factor of The Herpetological Journal is 1.268
Authors: R. A . Griffiths
Abstract: A simple funnel trap constructed from a plastic squash bottle is described. The efficiency of trapping compared to netting and torch-surveying was investigated in Triturus vulgaris and T. helveticus. In terms of newts detected per man-hour, trapping and torch-surveying were about twice as effective as netting, but produced male biases in both species. Male smooth newts were more trap-prone than male palmates. Traps containing a newt were no more or less attractive to other newts than empty traps. Newts with previous experience of a trap were no more or less trappable than those without trap experience.