Greetings, fellow herpetophiles!
Because the overwhelming passion of my life is herpetology, I am using this forum to share my four-plus decades of experiences in the world of reptiles.
Some of my publications are available here -- free -- in the Documents section. For additional papers please visit my page on Academia.edu.
Of course, that path has allowed me to interact with a great many life forms, and I shall share some of those experiences, too. But no question, the focus of my career interest is, and has long been, reptiles.
Updated 7 May 2013
Among the published works in herpetology over the last five centuries, only two can be said to cover all known species of amphibians and reptiles comprehensively and scientifically. One of these, in French, was by produced by Constant Dumeril, Gabriel Bibron, and the senior author's son, Auguste Dumril, and based on the collections of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. This classic work remains of continuing value to a broad community of academic zoologists, museum and zoo curators, and conservationists, and especially to herpetologists working in developing countries. This full-size facsimile is absolutely complete and carefully edited for clarity. The nine text volumes, which total about 7,000 pages, and atlas of 120 plates are sturdily bound in library-grade red cloth and printed on durable, acid-free paper. A new introduction by Roger Bour (Paris) is an in-depth review of the book (including exact publication dates) with new biographies of the three authors. A comprehensive index to the scientific names, missing in the original book, has been added.