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her·pe·tol·o·gy

(her'pe-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of zoology concerned with the study of reptiles and amphibians.

herpetology

(hûr′pĭ-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.

her′pe·to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), her′pe·to·log′i·cal adj.
her′pe·to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
her′pe·tol′o·gist n.

herpetology

the study of reptiles.
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I imagine that it will continue being updated and used by herpetologists well into its next half century.
When it comes to collecting, herpetology has not changed since the early 20th century when ROM herpetologist E.
Herpetologists have been surveying the Ozark hellbender for decades, but only recently did a problem emerge: Although researchers have found plenty of animals approaching 35 years old, very few show up in younger age classes.
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I am truly happy that his daughter Maria Daniela helped to see this book published, to let us enjoy the fi nal output of a herpetologist that spent many years of his life retracing Humboldt's expeditions in Venezuela.
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Armed with good humor and lots of insect repellant, a group of Cornell University students, staff; faculty and assorted herpetologists spent last summer building a "toad tunnel" to allow amphibians safe passage across a preserve near campus.
According to the Digest, the educator told her primary grade students that the class members were going to be herpetologists, studying and writing about snakes; at every appropriate opportunity, she compared the language of reports with the language of narratives and recounts.
Some herpetologists work in zoos, museums, or nature centers.
The question now facing Karen Lips and other herpetologists is why and how a formerly innocuous rainforest fungus has suddenly become a virulent frog pathogen on a global scale.
These are the plot elements in a real-life ecological detective drama whose protagonists are a colorful assortment of herpetologists, a generally underappreciated breed of zoologist specializing in reptiles and amphibians.