Reptiles and Amphibians

Tuatara Captive Management Plan and Husbandry Manual (PDF | 773 KB)

New Zealand Department of Conservation.

Provides information on breeding and reintroduction programs, taxonomy, natural history, housing, husbandry, and veterinary care of tuataras in captivity.

Iguana Specialist Group

The World Conservation Union.

This international group seeks to help design and implement effective conservation measures for iguanas. Their action plan provides information on marking techniques, reintroduction guidelines, trans-location, and population monitoring.

Use of Inhalant Anesthetics in Three Snake Species

Contemporary Herpetology.

Since different snake species respond differently to various anesthetic agents, this paper provides information on inhalant anesthetics on three species: black rat snakes, northern water snakes, and eastern massasauga rattlesnakes.

Zoos Play a Vital Role in Amphibian Conservation


This document on AmphibiaWeb summarizes the ways in which zoos are striving and struggling to meet the needs of amphibians and aims to further zoo/academia collaborations.

Boreal Toad Husbandry Manual

Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Provides information on rearing and propagating boreal toads (Bufo boreas boreas) in captivity. These toads are used for reintroductions and research purposes.

The New Reptile Database

Provides taxonomic classification of all living reptiles by listing all species and their pertinent higher taxa.


University of California.

Provides information relating to amphibian biology and conservation in a free online searchable format.

Bibliography of Pain and Analgesia in Herps

Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection.

This bibliography was last updated in 2007.