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Thomas, Richard;Joglar, Rafael L
The herpetology of Puerto Rico: past, present, and future
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Journal Article
Cyclura nubila nubila;Cyclura pinguis;Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri;literature references
We wish to examine the historical pattern of the development of herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles, in Puerto Rico. Although there is some subjectivity in dividing this history into time periods, there are obvious trends that seem to be produced by historical change in society, along with conceptual changes in the fields of systematics and ecology, and technological change that permits new kinds of data to be explored.