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BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10 CHURCH STREET S.E. MINNEAPOLIS, M~NNESOTA 55455-0104 MRS NEWSLETTER NUMBER

VOLUME III

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AUGUST MEETING Thursday, August 4, 1983 PM Room 225, Smith Hall University of Minnesota

7:00

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:x:xxx:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We have a real treat in store for the August meeting! Dr. w. J. Breckenridge, author of "Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota" will be our speaker. If you don't have a copy of this classic on Minnesota herps, now is the time to pick up one. Dr. Breckenridge has agreed to autograph copies at the meeting! He will speak on research he did on Canadian Toads (Bufo hemiophrys) and show a short film on the Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle (Trionyx spiniferus). And of course, he will be answering any questions you might have for him. Donlt miss this one!

xxxxxxxxxxxx:x:xxxxxxxxxxx:x:xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:xx.xxxxx NOTE!! The "Critter of the Month" will NOT be small to medium sized lizards as stated in the last Newsletter. In keep~with the theme of the meeting, the new "Critter" will be native Minnesota herps, be they reptile or amphibian. Let's make a real effort to bring in as many species as we can in honor of Dr. Breckenridge! xx.x:xxx:xxx:xxxx.xxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The July meeting was as least as good as advertised, and probably even better. We had a record attendance of 76! We've really come a long way! The program was illustrated with a nice selection of live cobras, including some of this year's young as well as some of last year路s. Handling techniques were demonstrated and various aspects of cobra natural history were discussed. A really super transport bo~ was demonstrated also. See the sketch on the following page. XXXXXJClOCICXJOO:x:Jl:O::XXXXX:XXXXXXXX:XXXXJOCXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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The construction of the box is 3/4" pine, with the slide doors made from 1/8 91 plastic covered hard board of the type used in bathrooms. The box can double as a hide box when not being used to transport. It is really amazing to watch a large cobra literally pour itself into one of these boxes. 12"

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The September meeting will be an informal discussion by the members of MRS who attended the 7th Annual Reptile Symposium in Texas to be held August 3-6. At last count 6 MRS types were planning to attend. This will make for a very informative meeting! The "Critter of the Month" for September will be "Neonates of 1983 f1 • So let's get those hatchlings out of their eggs and get them ready!, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXY.JCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJCXXxxx

Our membership is hovering around the 130 mark! Because of our rapid growth and many new faces at the meetings we will have to REQUIRE; MHS membership cards for library, food animal sales, adoptions, and drawing tickets. If you are paid up and don't have a current card, please let Connie know. This rule is necessary for us to protect our members and assets. PLEASE cooperate and help us on this. There will be li2 exceptions to this rule!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The drawing at the July meeting for the 4t x 2' x 2' formica cage brought MRS a total of $13.50 For the August meeting we have another formica cage, this time a unique style and size! It is 11" high x 14 91 deep x 25" wide and top opening. This is also a more practical size for most of us. Ann Porwoll won the 4 x 21 She also got it in her car, which was quite a feat in itself! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx


FIRST ANNUAL MRS PHOTO CONTEST The MIlS First Annual Photo Contest is open to all dues paying members. All contestants must have a current membership for December 1983. Corresponding Members are welcomed. So get your cameras out of the closet and expose some film. Prints not taken this year are also welcome@ CONTEST RULES 1.

Prints only. No slides.

2.

A total limit of five (5) prints per contestant.

3.

All entries must be postmarked by November 4, 1983, or they may be turned in at the November MRS meeting (Friday, November 4).

4.

If you wish your entry returned it must be accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope.

5.

Mail photo entries to: MRS Photo Contest c/o Twin Cities Reptiles 511 Excelsior Avenue East Hopkins, MN 55343 Or turn them in at any MRS monthly meeting.

6.

There is no photo size regulation for this contest.

7. All photos must have contestantVs name/address/phone number and category he or she wishes to enter printed on the back. MRS PHOTO CATEGORIES 1.

Black and white (photos of herps)

2.

110/Polaroid/Disc/Miscellaneous A. Herps at home (in cages, with people, and around the home). B. Herps in natural settings.

3.

35 mm A. Herps at home (in cages, with people, and around the home). B. Herps in natural settings.

First, Second, and Third Place prizes will be awarded for each category. *PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD* All entries will be eligible for a "People I s Choi.ce Award" prize. This will be voted by the MRS members at the December meeting. Prizes will be awarded at the December (Dec. 2) 1983 meeting. Prizes for Corresponding Members will be mailed. Photos will be judged by three (3) people who have an art and photo background. None will be Board members.


Photos may be picked up at the end of the December meeting or will be returned in a ~ addressed stamped envelope. Photos not claimed at the January 1984 meeting become the property of MRS. Remember, you may enter only five (5) photos (one in five different categories or five in one, it's up to you) total. Also, don't forget to put your name/address/phone number on the back of each entryCl Good luck! xxxxxxx.xx:.xxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxx

Fran Frisch and Ann Porwoll are the ones who put the photo contest together. MRS thanks them for their efforts (which were considerable)l xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Phantastic Phenological Phinds (and other Phinds) Joel Eidbo July 6, 1983-2 Eastern Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis t, triangulum) # Ngrthern Prairie Skinks (Eumeces s. septrionalis) Near Stillwater, Minnesota. Wade June June June July July

Erickson 25, 1983-Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica). Lake Goodrich. 27, 1983-Red-Bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata). New Ulm. 30, 1983-Northern Prairie Skink (Eumeces s. septentrionalis). New Ulm. 1, 1983 .... Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sp.). N~w U1m. 7, 1983-Tadpoles. Pipestone.

Gabe Gerholdt July 17, 1983-Newly metamorphed American Toad (Bufo americanus). Webster, Rice Co., Minnesota. MRS thanks Joel, Wade, and Gabe for their phinds! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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I n trod uc t ion: The benefits to plant and animal life, provided by light sources approximating sunlight have been recognized by lighting engineers for many years (Thorington, 1973: Wurtman, 1975) .

However, it is only in more

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years that the implications

of such benefits to zoological collections have been realised. Foremost amongst those working in this field appear to be herpetologists at a number of major North American zoos.

In most part, this has been due to the difficulties

experienced in breeding and even maintaining certain species (Logan, 1969; Laszlo, 1969; ,J~' '~

Pawley, 1969).

The techniques involved have been refined to a

point where many species, previously Very difficult to breed, can be induced to reproduce by manipulation of full-sp'ec trum fluorescent light sources as well as other factors (Laszlo, 1979). Despite these successes, these lights have been noticeably absent from Australian zoos. This was due'in part to the difficulty in obtaining the lights and ,it is only since early 1979 that they have been readily available.

The lights in question are

Vita-lite "Power-twist", full-spectrum fluorescents which are marketed in Australia and New Zealand under the trade name of "True-lite"e

Their Colour Rendering Index

(C.R.I.) is 91, which compares very favourably with natural sunlight (C.R.I. 100) and standard cool-white fluorescents (C.R.I. 68).

Methods and Results: On 16th May, 1980, 1 .. 2m. True-lites were placed above most exhibits in the Reptile

House at the Royal Melbourne Zoo as well as over a number of off-limit tanks. The lights over the large exhibits are 1.2 - 1.8m. above the floor, while those over the small exhibits are ,1.OSm. above the floor. fluorescent holders. has

All lights are fitted in standard

Since installation of the True-lites, a number of instances

been recorded which appear to further support the findings of our North American


colleagues.

They are not related to reproduction but rather appear to indicate

an improvement in a reptile's physical condition.

In all four cases, the lights

were on for 8 hours 40 minutes each day, i.e. from 08.15 hours to 16.55 hours. 1.

On 23rd September, 1979,

six~crocodylus

porosus (Estuarine crocodile) from a

group of 19 hatched 2nd April,'1979, were placed in a large display case containing a number of freshwater tortoises and lizards. this~exhibit

They remained in

until 23rd September, 1980, and were designated Group A.

Nine siblings of Group A were placed in an off-limit large, glass tank on 3rd May, 1980, and were designated Group B.

Both groups received an identical o diet and water/air temperatures within the two areas were also within 2 e. After an initial settling period Group A assumed normal behaviour and feeding patterns.

Given these similarities, the only difference for the two groups

was that Group B had a 1.2 True-lite

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0.9m. above the water/basking

rock and A had a 1.2m. cool-white fluorescent suspended l.lm. above the water. Prior to the departure of both groups on 23rd September, 1980, and after four months True-lite radiation for Group B, the Group A crocodiles were seen to be suffering from what appeared primarily to be a vitamin D deficiency (Butler, pers.comm.).

This consisted of dry, flaky skin and small necrotic areas on

the posterior angles of the mandibles and bases of the tail

scut~s.

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front feet were in poor condition and the animals experienced difficulty in , walking.

Lastly, many teeth were missing and of those remaining, most were

maloccluded.

All members of this group received a series of multi-vitamin

injections before departure. 2.

A group of five juvenile crocodylus johnstoni (Johnstone's crocodile) were transferred from an off-limit tank lacking a

Tr~e-lite

incorporating a True-lite during October 1980. temperature, and diet was not changed. was noted.

fluorescent to one

Tank size, water .depth and

Within six weeks a definite change

All individuals showed a much-improved feeding response including

a readiness to feed while their keeper was present.

They also basked readily

when a keeper was in full view - a noticeable reversal. of behaviour.

A further

observation was the resumption of a proper growth rate, length in particular.


3.

In November, 1980, a group of three Amphibolurus vitticeps (Inland bearded dragon) was noticed to have developed small abscesses on their infralabials and supralabials (scales lining the lips).

These were not treated topically

but a 1.2m. True-lite was suspended 0.6m. above' the lizards.

After three

weeks the abscesses had dried and they disappeared completely after a further four weeks. 4.

A single boiga irreguLaris (Brown tree snake) active after one week under a True-lite.

~ppeared

to become much" more

The light was 1.OSm. above the

floor but the snake was often within O.Sm. of the tube.

Although belonging

to a nocturnal species, the snake appeared to make no attempt to hide from the bright light.

Discussion: Although the importance of ultra-violet radiation to developing crocodilians has been noted previously (Wallach, 1971), the observations here certainly a.ppear to highlight the value of True-lites.

The success with the A. vitticeps is also most interesting.

Full-spectrum light sources are used with other animal groups, notably small primates, in a number of overseas collections.

Should the apparent success of True-lites

continue, it may well be that they will find wide usage in Australasian collections.

Acknowledgements: Roy Dunn and Dr. Ray Butler of The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens suggested improvements to the text.

Much useful reference material was supplied by Stephen

Shanahan of Interlight Australia Pty. Ltd.

The initial draft was typed by

Di Cardwell.

Products mentioned in the text: True-lite 'power-twist':

full-spectrum fluorescent tubes manufactured by Duro Test

Corporation, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047, U.S.A.

Distributed in Australia by

Interlight Australia Pty. Ltd., 3rd Floor, 622 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004.


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"Help A Hapless Herp" rolls on! At the July meeting we adopted out a nice 32" Green Iguana, a Rainbow Boa, and the 7' Common Boa. For the August meeting we have an "assortment" of water Snakes (Nerodia sp.) from Florida. These were donated to MRS by a local wholesaler. They are all thin and need TLC. Right now we have 9 and expect 4 more. If you are interested in any of these please bring a container to the meeting. By then we will have them IIspecified tt and we can sex them at. the meeting. And of course by meeting time there will likely be more! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.:x:xxx:xxxxxxxxx

From Phil Cochran we have received the following comment on the consumption of turtle eggs by the Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus): In regard to Heterodon consuming turtle eggs (MRS Newsletter III (6):12), you may wish to refer readers to Barten, S. L., 1980. The Consumption of Turtle Eggs by a Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus: a Field Observation. Bull. Chicago Herp. Society 15 (4): 97-98, and MUrphy, J. C. and M. Dloogatch t 1980. An Additional Note on the Egg Eating Habits of the Western Hognose Snake in Illinois. Bull. Chicago Herp. Society 15 (4): 98.

MRS thanks Phil for this contribution! xxxxxxx:xxxxxxxxxxxx:x:x.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:xxxxx.xx:x.xxxxxxxxxx

"Jock and Perry" are again with us in this issue. It appears that their Mexican vacation last winter was a success. Watch for their further adventures! xxxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx

A very special thanks goes to Sally Brewer and Pam Gerholdt for providing the delicious refreshments at the July meeting! xxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxx:x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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NOTES Bruce and Connie Delles Cuban Anole (Anolis equestris)-1 egg laid May 8, 1983. Hatched on July 6. Incubated at 78-82 degrees in damp vermiculite. Wild bred. California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus californiae)-Bred February 12-15, 1983. Banded to banded. Female shed on April 12 and laid 8 eggs on April 27. Incubated in damp vermiculite at 78-82 degrees. Eggs hatched from July 5 to July 8. 1 left the eggs and died. The other 7 hatched normally. All were banded. Tom Schmitz Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)-Third clutch (2 eggs) laid about May 1, 1983. Hatched on June 18 and June 22. Incubated at 84 degrees. 2 more clutches are under incubation. Each clutch of 2 eggs has been laid about 30 days apart. Female is again gravid. Breedings from the July AAZPA Newsletter Toledo Zoo 5 Saw Scaled Viper 31 Burme se Python 44 Eastern Garter Snake (melanistic) 36 Northern Water Snake 12 Leopard Gecko

Houston Zoological Gardens 1 Reticulated Gecko 4 African Fat-Tailed Gecko 4 Leopard Gecko 11 Mexican Tree Pit Viper 21 Urocoan Rattlesnake 1 Madagascar Day Gecko

Cincinnati Zoo 2 Madagascar Day Gecko

National Zoological Park 3 Red Footed Tortoise 21 Ball Python 7 Emerald Tree Boa 3 Rufous-Beaked Snake

Frankfort Zoological Gardens (Germany) 3 Pancake Tortoise San Diego Zoo 4 Galapagos Tortoise

Los Angeles Zoo 8 Children's Python 3 Red Spitting Cobra 6 Neotropical Rattlesnake

Dallas Zoo 18 11acquarie Turtle 2 Mexican Lance Headed Rattlesnake

Institute for Herp. Research (Stanford) 10 Liasis mackloti (~ ~nd generation)

Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)

4 Madagascar Radiated Tortoise Memphis Zoo and Aquarium 2 Leopard Gecko xxxxxxx.xxxxxx:x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.:x:xxx:x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Please check the list of species in the State Fair notice to see if you can fill in any of the missing ones. We have most of them but we still need a few. We were able to legally collect an Eastern Massasauga in Wisconsin for the Fair through the courtesy of the Minnesota Zoological Garden and the Wi路sconsin DNR. This snake (a gravid female) will be displayed at the Fair and then released where she was collected along with her young i f they have been born by then. ~IS extends a very special thanks to MZG and the Wisconsin DNR for their courtesy and cooperation in this matter~ Also, if you can (or want to) help with this display, let Sally know. We need people to make daily checks on the animals and clean as needed. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -,

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The Minnesota Herp Society is co-ordinQtin~ a native Minnesota Reptile Exhibit for the state DNR at the fair this year. Below is a list of animals needed for the 2 week run. If you have an animal or will be out collectin~, please keep our needs in mind. Daily care will be provided for all animals by members of MRS. As you can see from the list, we have a start, but we still need helpo.oyours. Letts make this a GROUP effort. TURTLES .Spiny Soft Shell Map

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FOR SALE: 0.1 Albino Corn Snake e 2 1/2 v .. 2 year captive. $150 00 Schwartz at 612-699-8865.

Contact Mike

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FOR SALE: 1 .. 0 Burmese P.ythone 12'. Tame .. $150.00/offer. Contact Kip or Diane Hanson at 61'2-448-7526. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FOR SALE: 0 .. 1 Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura sp.). 2' .. $300.00 .. Contact Fred or Liz Bosman at 612-476-0306 .. :xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:x:xx:x:xxxxxxxxx:x:x.:x:xx.x.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx FOR SALE: Juvenile snakes .. All specimens captive bred and born/hatched at our facility .. Colwnbian Boa Constrictors (C. c. constrictor), 1983 young, some pattern aberrancies, ~~45 .. 00-$701ll00. Bahaman Boas (Eo s. strigulatus), $70 .. 00 .. Reticulated P.ythons (P. reticulatus), tame, clean, and healthy, $50.00 Burmese Pythons (P. m.. bivittatus), gold phase (sometimes called "leopard burmese"), not intergrades, $65.00 Ball Pythons (P. regius), $55.00 .. Free delivery to Twin Cities area. Contact Gary or Terry, P.O. Box 878, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201.414-645-7347 .. 111

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WANTED: 0 .. 1 Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus). Adult preferred. Contact Andrea Leader at 612-822-8035. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FOR SALE: 55 gallon aquarium and stand complete with Diatom filter and assorted goodies. $185 .. 00 .. Contact Fred or Liz Bosman at 612-476-0306. x.xxxxxxx:xxx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FOR SALE: Herpetological stationery! Stock and custom made postcards! Note c3:rds and writing paper! Christmas cards! Contact Pran }Irisch at 61;;-4nH-7()1~) for' a sample .. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXXJCXxxxxx.x.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:x:.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Trill REMARKABLE REPTILES SCHOOL LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS JAMES E. GERHOLDT P .. O.. BOX 86 VJEB ST:S"'R , MN 55088 507-652-2996

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Remember .if you want rats or mi.ce, U.!E;y ure (J,vaiJabJ(~ by I'fJI.:(:J'v;J.I/i(JfI ()fll,Y .. (11Il }\1UST place your order no later than 7: 00 PJ1 on Wednesday the day before the meeting. r}ogj.sties dictate this policy, so please cooperate with us .. If you do try to order after the deadline, you will have to wait until the following month .. Don't miss out! XXXXx.x xXJCXxX"-XX...:x:xx.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx:x:XXXXXX);.xx..~" xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:..x:.xx

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FOR SALE: 0@1 hand raised baby Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularaus). $25.00. Contact Tom or Fran at 612-488-7619. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

FOR SALE: H~tchling Eastern Hognose Snakes. $10.00. Hatchling Bull snakes , due early September $10@00. 2 Great Plains Rat Snakes. 30". $25.00. 1 hatchling albino Corn Snake. Eating pinks. $75.00/offer. 1 30" hetro Corn Snake. $50.00/offer. Contact Joel Eidbo at 218-728-2434 or 218-236-9448. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXX:lCx::OOoooc::x:.x:x:xxxxxxxxxxxx:x:x:x:xx:x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WANTED: 0.1 Northern Pine Snake (P. m. melanoleucus). FOR SALE: 1.0 Scarlet Kingsnake (L. t. elapsoides). $60.00. Contact Fran at 612-488-7619. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXJOCXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

REMEMBER: The deadline for submitting ads, etc., is the 15th of the month. Due to the problems with bulk mailing this deadline will be strictly adhered to in :the future. All items submitted past this deadline will be held over for thefol20wing month's Newsletter. Your cooperation will be appreciated. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DO YOU HAVE YOUR MRS T-SHIRT? IF NOT YOU CAN PICK THEM UP AT Tllli MEETINGS OR YOU CAN MAIL ORDER THEM. EITHER WAY BE SURE AND GET YOURS! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Bullfrog drawing appearing on the preceding page is another sample of the artwork from Fran's herp stationery. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxx

Does anyone out there in MRS land have a special book you would like to see in the Library? If you do, please let one of the Board members know. This is an area where your input can really help us. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MRS OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Newsletter Editor Membe~t-Large

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Del Jones Bruce Delles Connie Delles Diane Hanson Jim Gerholdt Fred Bosman Fran Frisch Kip Hanson Ann porwoll

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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles announcing a new book

This new book will be the first in-depth treatment of a major South American turtle fauna. It covers all turtles known from Venezuela including the mata mata and other side-necks (11 species), tortoises, pond and land turtles (6 species) and the sea turtles (5 species), together comprising fully half of the turtle species described from the South American continent. There is an extensive discussion of zoogeography of South American turtles and an illustrated key to species (in both English and Spanish). Each species account consists of a synonymy followed by a diagnosis; a detailed description (including shell, soft parts, color and sexual dimorphism); and sections on size and growth, distribution and geographic variation, habitat, feeding, reproduction, economic importance, and vernacular names. There is also a comprehensive bibliography and list of locality records. The book is beautifully illustrated. There are 48 full-page plates in color, 26 of which are original watercolors and the remainder a collection of 160 photographs of both turtles and their habitats. In addition, there are two distribution maps for each species: a spot map showing the detailed Venezuelan distribution and a map showing the continent-wide range. The book is about 350 pages, 812 x 11 inches (or 21.5 x 28 em) bound in cloth, price US$45 postpaid. A special leatherbound patron's edition, in two volumes, is US$300 postpaid. Publication date: November 1983. A 4-page . ad with sample color plates was publishec;l in the December 1982 issue of Herpetological Review, 'or may be obtained on request from Dr. Douglas Taylor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA. Orders may be placed with Dr. Taylor. Please make checks payable to "SSAR"; payments must be in USA funds or by International Money Order. A complete list of Society publications and membership information can be obtained from Dr. Taylor. The Society publishes Journal of Herpetology, Herpetological Review, Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, Herpetological Circulars, Contributions to Herpetology, Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles and Recent Herpetological Literature.

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Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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