New Publications: new notes on Texas and South Dakota amphibians and reptiles

Twelve new, short notes were involving amphibians and reptiles in Texas and South Dakota were published from December 2020–December 2021 in Herpetological Review. Six are single Geographic Distribution Notes, three are far larger collections of distributional records (containing 12, 17, and 31 records), and three are Natural History Notes. All Texas distribution records were from south Texas (e.g., Guadiana et al. 2020) and along the Gulf Coast (e.g., Davis 2021c), while those from South Dakota are from the south-central region (Davis. 2021a). The Natural History Notes include a report of a new diet record for Masticophis flagellum (Robinson and Davis 2020), information of reproductive timing for Kinosternon flavescens (Davis et al. 2021), and information on aquatic escape behavior and time spent submerged by Anolis sagrei (Davis 2021d). 

Davis DR. 2021a. New amphibian and reptile distribution records from eastern South Dakota, USA. Herpetological Review 52:97–99. [PDF]

Davis DR. 2021b. Geographic distribution: Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole). Herpetological Review 52:795. [PDF]

Davis DR. 2021c. New distributional records of amphibians and reptile from the Western Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas, USA. Herpetological Review 52:807–809. [PDF]

Davis DR. 2021d. Anolis sagrei (Brown Anole). Aquatic escape behavior. Herpetological Review 52:853–854. [PDF]

Davis DR, Robinson PS, LaDuc TJ. 2021. Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 52:391–392. [PDF]

Guadiana CJ, Davis DR. 2021. Geographic distribution: Salvadora grahamiae (Eastern Patch-nosed Snake). Herpetological Review 52:580. [PDF]

Guadiana CJ, Robinson PS, Schalk MS, Davis DR. 2020. New county records of amphibians and reptiles from south Texas, USA. Herpetological Review 51:799–803. [PDF]

Oyervides M, Sosa-Gutierrez CG, Davis DR. 2020. Geographic distribution: Ophisaurus attenuatus (Slender Glass Lizard). Herpetological Review 51:541. [PDF]

Rash RS, Davis DR. 2020. Geographic distribution: Rana sphenocephala (Southern Leopard Frog). Herpetological Review 51:71–72. [PDF]

Robinson PS, Davis DR. 2020. Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip). Diet. Herpetological Review 51:148. [PDF]

Robinson PS, Davis DR, Kline RJ. 2020. Geographic distribution: Notophthalmus meridionalis (Black-spotted Newt). Herpetological Review 51:531. [PDF]

Salmon GT, Davis DR. 2021. Geographic distribution: Tropidoclonion lineatum (Lined Snake). Herpetological Review 52:348–349. [PDF]