Annotated Bibliography of Kansas Herpetology

An exhaustive list of all known publications referencing Kansas' amphibians and reptiles. Annotated and cross-referenced with the species accounts. Please advise, should you come across an article not listed herein.
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1758 Linné, Carl von (=Linneaus). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis 10th Edition, Volume 1, L. Salvius, Stockholm. iv + 826pp.
Contains the original descriptions of Testudo serpentina (=Chelydra serpentina): p. 199, Lacerta fasciata (=Plestiodon fasciatus): p. 209, Crotalus horridus: p. 214,and Coluber sipedon (=Nerodia sipedon): p. 219.
TAXA CITED: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina); North American Racer (Coluber constrictor); Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus); Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus); Common Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon);
1766 Linné, Carl von (=Linneaus). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm, Holmiae, Editio duodecima, reformata (12th Edition). 1-532pp.
Contains the original descriptions of Sistrurus miliarius: p. 372, Boa contortix (=Agkistrodon contortrix): p. 373, Coluber striatulus (=Haldea striatula): p. 275, Coluber punctatus (=Diadophis punctatus): p. 376, and Coluber aestivus (=Opheodrys aestivus): p. 387.
TAXA CITED: Eastern Copperhead/Broad-banded Copperhead complex (Agkistrodon contortrix/laticinctus); Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus); Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus); Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius); Rough Earthsnake (Haldea striatula);
1789 Lacepède, B. G. E. Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupdes Ovipares et de Serpens. Volume 2. lmprimerie du Roi, Hôtel de Thou., Paris. 671pp.
Contains the original description of Coluber triangulum (=Lampropeltis triangulum): p. 86 and Crotalus piscivorus (=Agkistrodon piscivorus) p. 130. In French.
TAXA CITED: Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus); Western Milksnake/Eastern Milksnake complex (Lampropeltis gentilis/triangulum);
1789 Bonnaterre, P.-J. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. Erpétologie. Panckouke, Paris. 71pp.
Contains the original description of Kinosternon subrubrum: pp. 132, 618.
TAXON CITED: Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum);
1801 Latreille, Pierre Andr. XXII Genre. Hétérodon, Heterodon. Pages 32-37 in Sonnini and Latreille, Histoire Naturelle des Reptiles avec figures dessinées d’après nature, Vol. 4: Chez Deterville, Paris, France.. pp.
Contains the original description of Heterodon platirhinos (page 32).
TAXON CITED: Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos);
1802 Daudin, F.-M. Histoire Naturelle des Rainettes, des Grenouilles et des Crapauds. Quarto version. Levrault, Paris. 468pp.
Contains the original description of Lacerta bilineata, the Western Green Lacerta.
TAXON CITED: Western Green Lacerta (Lacerta bilineata);
1802 Shaw, George General zoology or systematic natural history. Volume 3. G. Kearsley, London, U. K.. 615pp.
Original descriptions of the Lithobates catesbeianus, Ambystoma maculatum, and Masticophis flagellum.
TAXA CITED: Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum); Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum); American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus);
1818 Rafinesque, Constantine S. Further account of discoveries in natural history, in the western states. The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review 4():39-42
Contains the original description of Necturus maculosus and Crotalus viridis.
TAXA CITED: Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis); Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus);
1820 Rafinesque, Constantine S. Annals of Nature or Annual Synopsis of New Genera and Species of Animals, Plants, and Discoveries in North America. First Annual Number, for 1820. Thomas Smith, Lexington, Kentucky. pp.
Contains the original description of Notophthalmus viridescens.
TAXON CITED: Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens);
1822 Say, Thomas. In James, Edwin. Pages 1783 in Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819, '20, by order of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Major Stephen H. Long. Vol. 2. H. C. Carey & I. Lea., Philadelphia. pp.
Contains the original description of Anaxyrus cognatus.
TAXA CITED: Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus); Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus);
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