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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Author's Biography


A taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil, Agkistrodon bilineatus(Squamata: Viperidae): a race against time. 2013. Louis W. Porras, Larry David Wilson, Gordon W. Schuett, Randall S. Reiserer. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7(1): 48–73 (e63).

Louis W Porras

LOUIS W. PORRAS is President of Eagle Mountain Publishing, LC, a company that has published Biology of the Vipers (2002), Biology of the Boas and Pythons (2007), Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas (2010), Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles (2010), and Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí (2013). For many years Louis served as Vice-President and President of the International Herpetological Symposium, and during his tenure was instrumental (along with Gordon W. Schuett) in launching the journal Herpetological Natural History. A native of Costa Rica, Porras has authored or co-authored over 50 papers in herpetology. During the course of his studies he has traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas and Latin America. Two taxa, Sphaerodactylus nigropunctatus porrasi, from the Ragged Islands, and Porthidium porrasi, from Costa Rica, have been named in his honor.



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 Dr Robert Browne

Dr. Robert Browne Chairperson

Dr. Browne established the Internet based ARC in 2011 and expanded it globally in 2013. Robert is committed to achieving the ARC's goal to provide for the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles. He has a wide international experience in herpetological conservation and has published over 40 scientific articles on amphibian and reptile conservation. see Biography