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. [System of Nature through the three kingdoms of nature, according to classes, orders, genera, species with characters, differences, synonyms, places.] 10th Edition, Volume 1, L. Salvius, Stockholm. iv + 826pp.
Contains the original descriptions of Testudo serpentina (=Chelydra serpentina) page 199, Lacerta fasciata (=Plestiodon fasciatus) page 209, Crotalus horridus page 214, and Coluber sipedon (=Nerodia sipedon) page 219.
TAXA CITED: Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina); North American Racer (Coluber constrictor); Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus); Common Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon); Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus);
1766
Linné, Carl von (=Linneaus). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. [The system of nature through the three kingdoms of nature, according to classes, orders, genera, species with characters, differences, synonyms, places. Volume I.] Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm, Holmiae, Editio duodecima, reformata (12th Edition). 1-532pp.
Contains the original descriptions of Lacerta 6-lineata (=Aspidoscelis sexlineata) page 364, Sistrurus miliarius page 372, Boa contortrix (=Agkistrodon contortrix): page 373, Coluber striatulus (=Haldea striatula) page 275, Coluber punctatus (=Diadophis punctatus) page 376, and Coluber aestivus (=Opheodrys aestivus) page 387.
TAXA CITED: Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix); Broad-banded Copperhead (Agkistrodon laticinctus); Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineatus); Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus); Rough Earthsnake (Haldea striatula); Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus); Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius);
1789
Bonnaterre, Pierre J. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Erpétologie. [Encyclopedic and methodical table of the three kingdoms of nature. Herpetology.] Chez Panckoucke, Hotel de Thou, rue des Poitevins. 71pp.
Contains the original description of Testudo subrubra (=Kinosternon subrubrum) page 27. In French.
TAXON CITED: Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum);
1789
Lacepede, Bernard G. de. Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens. Tome Second. [Natural history of oviparous quadrupeds and serpents. Second volume.] Hotel de Thou, Rue des Poitevins, Paris, France. 671pp.
Contains the original description of Coluber triangulum (=Lampropeltis triangulum) page 86 and Crotalus piscivorus (=Agkistrodon piscivorus) age 130. In French.
TAXA CITED: Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus); Western Milksnake (Lampropeltis gentilis); Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum);
1799
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise M. F. J. Memoir on Amphibia. Serpents. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 4():362-381
TAXA CITED: Eastern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix); Broad-banded Copperhead (Agkistrodon laticinctus); Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus);
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. In French.
TAXON CITED: Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos);
1802
Daudin, Francois M. Histoire naturelle des rainettes, des grenouilles et des crapauds. [Natural history of tree frogs, frogs and toads.] Quarto version. de L'imprimerie de Bertrandet, Rue de Sorbonne, Paris, France. 468pp.
Contains the original description of Lacerta bilineata (nomen protectum) page 152. In French.
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 Rana catesbeiana (=Lithobates catesbeianus) page 106, Lacerta maculata (=Ambystoma maculatum) page 304, and Coluber flagellum (=Masticophis flagellum) page 475.
TAXA CITED: Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum); American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus); Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum);
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 Sirena maculosa (=Necturus maculosus) page 41 and Crotalinus viridis (=Crotalus viridis) page 41.
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. 16pp.
Contains the original description of Triturus viridescens (=Notophthalmus viridescens) page 5.
TAXON CITED: Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens);
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