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: D. C. Deeming
Abstract: The residues resent in hatched eggshells of captive-bred squamates were examined and their amounts recorded . Large amounts of a semi-gelatinous fluid were typically left in the eggshell at hatching. The amount of residues. but not hatchling size, depended upon the uptake of water by the egg during incubation. 1 n some instances egg yolk was also left in the eggshell at hatching. The role of these residues in the water relations of reptile eggs have largely been ignored.