Herpetological society

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Herpetological society is a commonly used term for a club or organized group of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. The term is derived from herpetology - the branch of zoology dealing with the study of those organisms.

Herpetological societies are typically non-profit, private organizations in which members pay dues for the benefit of the group. In general they are geographically focused around a specific state, province, or region, but most groups accept members from anywhere in the world.

A few groups devote their endeavors to the most technical and scientific aspects of herpetology as a science, and therefore require academic or professional credentials of their members. However, most clubs are open to the public, having been founded by hobbyists and non-professionals to promote education and conservation while often sharing knowledge related to husbandry and breeding.

Herpetological Societies

External links to Herpetological Societies around the world

Australia

New South Wales

  • Australian Herpetological Society founded in 1949
  • Macarthur Herpetological Society
  • Frog and Tadpole Study Group of NSW
  • Hawkesbury Herpetological Society
  • Illawarra Reptile Society
  • Orana Herpetological Society

Queensland

  • The Herpetological Society of Queensland
  • North Queensland Herpetological Society founded in 2003
  • Queensland Frog Society Society founded in 1990

Victoria

  • Amphibian Research Center
  • Victorian Frog Group
  • Victorian Herpetological Society

Austria

  • Austrian Herpetological Society (English and German language pages)

Belgium

  • Belgian Herpetological Society founded in 2010

Bangladesh

  • Herpetology Laboratory' Bangladesh founded in 2011

Brazil

  • Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia founded in 1984 (Portuguese language pages)

Canada

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Herpetological Society founded in 2013

China

  • Asiatic Herpetological Research Society founded in 1972

Croatia

  • Croatian Herpetological Society (Croatian language pages)

Czech Republic

  • Czech Society for Herpetoloculture and Herpetology (Czech and English language pages)
  • The Czech Herpetological Society (CHS) founded in 1973 (Czech and English language pages)

Estonia

  • Baltic Herpetological Society founded in 2005 (English language pages)

Europe (General)

  • Societas Europaea Herpetologica

Finland

  • Herpetological Society of Finland founded in 1992 (Finnish and English language pages)

France

  • Herpetological Society of France founded in 1971 (French language pages)

Germany

  • The German Chelonia Group (German and English language pages)
  • German Herpetological Society (German language pages)

Greece

  • Greek Herpetological Society (Greek and English language pages)

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Society of Herpetology (Chinese and English language pages)

Italy

  • Societas Herpetologica Italica (Italian herpetological association) founded in 1993(Italian language pages)
  • Sicilian Herpetological Society founded in 1994 (Italian language pages)

Iran

  • Pars Herpetologists Institute founded in 2006 (English language pages)

Ireland

  • The Herpetological Society of Ireland

Japan

  • Herpetological Society of Japan founded in 1962 (Japanese and English language pages)

Malaysia

  • Amphibian and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia (English and Malay language pages)

Netherlands

  • Lacerta - The Netherlands Association for Herpetoculture (Dutch language pages)

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Herpetological Society founded in 1969
  • The Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand founded in 1987

Norway

  • Norwegian Herpetological Association (Norwegian language pages)

Philippines

  • Herpetological Society of the Philippines founded in 2002

Russia

  • Nikolsky's Herpetological Society (Russian language pages)

Spain

  • Spanish Herpetological Society founded in 1984 (Spanish language pages)

Sweden

  • Swedish Herpetological Association founded in 1971 (Swedish language pages)

Turkey

  • Turkish Herpetological Society founded in 2002 (Turkish language pages)

United Kingdom

  • The Amphibian and Reptile Group of North Lancashire founded in 2011
  • The British Herpetological Society founded in 1947
  • Gloucestershire Amphibian and Reptile Group founded in 2012
  • Northern Ireland Herpetological Society
  • Three Counties Tortoises Society

United States

  • American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists founded in 1913
  • Green Iguana Society
  • The Herpetologists' League founded in 1946
  • International Herpetological Society founded in 1969
  • Partners in Reptile and Amphibian Conservation
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles founded in 1958

Alabama

  • Alabama Herpetological Society founded in 2005
  • Auburn Herpetological Society (Auburn University) founded in 1999
  • Southwest Alabama Herpetological Society founded in 2010

Alaska

  • The Alaska Herpetological Society (Auburn University) founded in 2012

Arizona

  • Arizona Herpetological Association
  • Huachuca Area Herpetological Association
  • Phoenix Herpetological Society
  • Tucson Herpetological Society founded in 1987

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Herpetological Society founded in 2004

California

  • Bay Area Amphibian & Reptile Society founded in 2000
  • California Turtle & Tortoise Club founded in 1964
  • Central Valley Herpetological Society founded in 2011
  • Humboldt County Herpetological Society founded in 2007
  • North Bay Herpetological Society founded in 1993
  • Northern California Herpetological Society
  • San Diego Herp Society
  • San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society
  • Southwestern Herpetologists Society founded in 1954
  • Central Coast Herpetological Society founded in 2012

Colorado

  • Colorado Herpetological Society founded in 1972
  • The Herpetological Society at CSU (Colorado State University) founded in 2011
  • Northern Colorado Herpetological Society founded in 2013
  • Pikes Peak Herp Society founded in 2011

Connecticut

  • UConn Herpetological Society

Florida

  • Calusa Herpetological Society founded in 1997.
  • Central Florida Herpetological Society
  • Jacksonville Herpetological Society founded in 1987 Specializing in reptile rescues and education.
  • Miami Herpetological Society
  • Northwest Florida Herpetological Society founded in 2012
  • Sandalwood Herpetology Club Sandalwood High School
  • Sawgrass Herpetological Society
  • South Florida Herpetological Society
  • Suncoast Herpetological Society

Georgia

  • Atlanta Herpetology Club founded in 2006
  • Georgia Herpetological Society founded in 1968
  • Georgia Reptile Society
  • The Orianne Society founded in 2008
  • Southeastern Hot Herp Society founded in 1998

Idaho

  • Idaho Herpetological Society

Illinois

  • Central Illinois Herpetological Society
  • Chicago Herpetological Society founded in 1968
  • SIU Herpetology Club (Southern Illinois University) founded in 2013

Iowa

  • Iowa Herpetological Society founded in 1978

Indiana

  • Hoosier Herpetological Society
  • Wabash Valley Herpetological Society
  • Tri-State Herpetological Society founded in 2010

Kansas

  • Kansas Herpetological Society founded in 1974

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Herpetological Society founded in 1998

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetological Society

Maine

  • Maine Herpetological Society

Maryland

  • Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society founded in 1997

Massachusetts

  • New England Herpetological Society founded in 1972

Michigan

  • Michigan Society of Herpetologists

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Herpetological Society

Missouri

  • Kansas City Herpetological Society
  • Missouri Herpetological Association founded in 1987
  • Southwest Missouri Herpetological Society
  • St. Louis Herpetological Society founded in 1974

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Herpetological Society

Nevada

  • Great Basin Herpetological Society
  • Southern Nevada Herpetological Society founded in 1993

New Mexico

  • Rio Grande Turtle & Tortoise Club founded in 1998

New York

  • Cornell Herpetological Society (Cornell University) founded in 1993
  • Long Island Herpetological Society founded in 1987
  • New York Turtle & Tortoise Society
  • Staten Island Herpetological Society
  • Upstate Herpetological Association

North Carolina

  • Lake Norman Herpetological Society
  • North Carolina Herpetological Society founded in 1978
  • Southern Appalachian Herpetological Society founded in 2009

North Dakota

  • Fargo Herpetological Society founded in 2012
  • Bismarck Herpetological Society

Ohio

  • Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society founded in 1977
  • Toledo Herpetological Society founded in 2012

Oregon

  • Oregon Herpetological Society
  • South West Oregon Herpetological Society founded in 2012

Pennsylvania

  • Lancaster Herpetological Society founded in 2012
  • Philadelphia Herpetological Society founded in 1952

South Carolina

  • The Turtle and Tortoise Society of Charleston

Tennessee

  • Tennessee Herpetological Society founded in 1992

Texas

  • Austin Herpetological Society
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth Herpetological Society
  • East Texas Herpetological Society founded in 1989
  • Gulf Coast Turtle & Tortoise Society founded in 1994
  • Houston Herpetological Society founded in 2011
  • South Texas Herpetology Association
  • Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research founded in 2007
  • Texas Herpetological Society founded in 1939
  • West Texas Herpetological Society

Virginia

  • Virginia Herpetological Society founded in 1958

Washington

  • Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society

Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Herpetology Society
  • Madison Area Herpetological Society founded in 2010
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