Herp- 1

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  1. - Idea of 'herps' began
    - Best known for his Sysyema Naturae
    - Binomial nomenclature (Genus species)
    - Combined reptiles & amphibians
    Carl Linnaeus
  2. - Origin of species
    - Natural selection observations on some reptiles
    Charles Darwin
  3. - "Darwin's bulldog" (stood up for Darwin)
    - Noted the absurdity of excluding birds from the reptilia
    Thomas Huxley
  4. - 1st account of hers in the US
    - 1 of the 1st herpetologists
    John Edwards Holbrook
  5. - Active describing species in the US, devoted field biologist
    - 1 of the 1st 'oddball' professor types
    Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
  6. - Violin and a bat
    James Audubon's
  7. - Father of comparative anatomy
    - Great tool for evolution (didn't believe) and organizing species
    Baron Cuvier
  8. - Protégé of Cuvier
    - Ushered in the "scientific period" to the US
    - "Contributions to the Natural History of the USA"
    - Academic lineage
    Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
  9. - Named over 1000 vertebrates; journal "Copeia" named after him
    - "Bone wars": competition for fossil sites and publishing (Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh)
    - Named a species after a combo of 'cope' and 'hater', Anisonchus cophater
    Edgar Drinker Cope
  10. - 'Amateur' herp, no scientific background
    - Worked at San Diego Zoo
    - Wrote The Book on Rattlesnakes
    Laurence Klauber
  11. Studies salamanders
    David and Marvalee Wake
  12. Studies snakes
    Harry Greene
  13. Studies lizards
    Eric Pianka
  14. Studies frogs
    - KU, herp hotspot
    William Duellman
  15. Studied turtles
    Archie Carr
  16. Introduced millions to 'herping'
    Steve Irwin
  17. Research in every field imaginable
    • - Natural history/conservation
    • - Evolution
    • - Med. research
    • - Physiology
    • - Herpetoculture
  18. Multiple journals specifically dedicated to herpetology
    Herpetological Conservation & Biology
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Herp- 1
Lecture 1
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