Watch for Snakes

Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles
Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 599,
Arkansas State University, State University, AR 72467-0599


Editor-in-Chief  - J. Arkansas Academy of Science (1992-2007)
2005 President - AAS
Co-Founder and Special Publications Editor
Herpetological Conservation and Biology
President - 2012-2013 Herpetologists' League

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Spermatazoon of the Western Lesser Siren


Slimy Salamander.6-4-13f


Herpetology and Electron Microscopy

  With Horned Lizard
BS - 1970 - Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
MS - 1974 - Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
PhD - 1980 - Zoology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Office: LSW 146  
Phone: (870) 972-3082

Voice:  (870) 972-3111


Comparative Vertebrate Reproduction/Histo-Herpetology

Molesalcollared lizard

Mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)


Alligator Snapping Turtle (Salado Creek, AR--July 2011)


 Herpetological Conservation and Biology

in The Chronicle of Higher Education...

Salamandria Coming in 2015




Check it out on

"Get down to earth with salamanders" SET 2014

2014 - Year of the Salamander

"Have Microtome--Will Section" SET 2015

"Science is life's reality check" - SET 2016

"A creative mind is Nature's greatest gift" SET 2016

Essay on Religion and Science

by Laurie J. Vitt








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Eleven nervous salamanders consider escape through a herpetarium's drainpipe!