Tennessee

        Herpetological

                       Society

 

Resources and Links

About Tennessee Reptiles and Amphibians:

Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee - A digital version of Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee published in 1996 by Austin Peay State University’s Center for Field Biology.  Also found on many of the species account pages are links to images (not included in the original document) and, where appropriate, data on new distribution records and/or taxonomic changes that have appeared in print since 1996. 

Atlas of Reptiles in Tennessee - launched in 2008 by Austin Peay State University’s Center for Field Biology.

Frog and Toad ID Page - These pages are designed to help you identify a Tennessee frog or toad by sight or sound.  Each of the 21 species of frogs and toads in Tennessee has a page devoted to it.

Lizards of Tennessee - Tennessee is home to 9 species of lizards. Explore the native lizards that call Tennessee home.

Salamanders of Tennessee - Salamanders are the group of animals, including newts, sirens and amphiumas, that have smooth, moist, porous skin, lay jelly-like eggs and have a long tail.

Snakes of Tennessee - Tennessee is home to 33 species of snakes, only 4 of which are venomous.  Please take the time to learn more about these interesting and beneficial residents of our state. See pictures of all 32 snakes on this site.

Tennessee's Frogs and Toads - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency page containing information about Tennessee's Frogs and Toads. Includes pictures and sound!

 

Other regional guides and checklists from surrounding states:

Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina

Arkansas Snakes

Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Alabama

Frogs and Toads of Georgia

Frogs and Toads of Kentucky

Missouri's Frogs and Toads

Reptiles and Amphibians of Virginia

Snakes of North Alabama

South Carolina Snake Species

 

Amphibian and Reptile Attractions:

 

Tennessee:

Neighbor States:

Aquarium Restaurant

Audubon Zoo

Bays Mountain Park

Birmingham Zoo

Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Zoo

Georgia Aquarium

Memphis Zoo

Kentucky Down Under

Nashville Zoo

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

Little Rock Zoo

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Louisville Zoo

Tennessee Aquarium

Montgomery Zoo

 

Saint Louis Zoo

 

Zoo Atlanta

 

 

Other Reptile and Amphibian Links

Amphibians:

AmphibiaWeb - a site inspired by global amphibian declines, and is an online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation.

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) - ARMI national atlas for amphibian distributions.

Amphibians Around the World - Just how many species of amphibians are there in the world? Current estimates of amphibian species are approximately 5,383. This number is constantly changing though as new species are discovered, some species become extinct, and changes in classification may combine species or split one species into several different species.

Amphibian Disease Program - This program focuses on the influences of anthropogenic land use on pathogen transmission and prevalence in amphibians.  It is hypothesized that environmental stressors, such as cattle grazing in wetlands, may increase pathogen prevalence in resident amphibians by negatively affecting their immune system. 

Caudata.org - Caudata.org is the Information Portal for newt and salamander professionals and enthusiasts around the world. 

Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA) - the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 5,743 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. This website presents results of the assessments, including IUCN Red List threat category, range map, ecology information, and other data for every amphibian species.

Livingunderworld.org - Amphibian information resource.

Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program (TAMP)

Center for Environmental Education - TAMP

The Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program (TAMP) is a volunteer-based, multi-agency effort to assess the current status of amphibians (frogs, toads, and salamanders) across our state, with the goal of learning where they live and how they are doing. The TAMP is sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Center For Environmental Education at Middle Tennessee State University.

The Hellbender Homepage - Hellbenders are one of the largest salamanders in the world, growing to over 2 feet long. Their cousins in China and Japan, the Chinese and Japanese giant salamanders, can grow to an enormous 5 to 6 feet long! Hellbenders are only found in the mountains and foothills of the eastern United States.

 

 

Conservation:

Amphibian Ark - During 2008, AArk is leading zoos in a globally coordinated public awareness campaign “The Year of the Frog.” The main goal of this campaign is to generate public awareness and understanding of the amphibian extinction crisis

PARC-Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - PARC is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna--reptiles and amphibians--and their habitats. Our membership comes from all walks of life and includes individuals from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, pet trade industry, nature centers, zoos, energy industry, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, forest industries, and environmental consultants. The diversity of our membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.

 

THS Member Websites:

Center of Excellence in Field Biology - Dr. A. Floyd Scott

Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) - John Byrd

University of Tennessee, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries - Dr. Matthew Gray

 University of Tennessee, Department of Psychology  - Dr. Gordon Burghardt

Froghaven Farm - Lisa Powers

LEAPs - Bob & Pandy English

Matthew Niemiller

 

 

Miscellaneous Websites:

CalPhotos - CalPhotos is a collection of 89,529 images of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes. A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos.

FROGLAND - AllAboutFrogs.ORG