CNAH Centre for North American Herpetology
Welcome to CNAH
The Center for North American Herpetology
THE CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY, the most frequently
accessed academic herpetological web site on the internet worldwide, has had over 984,000 visitors since its
inception. The number of visitors that then went on to access the various pages and gratis services provided within
the CNAH web site continues to average over one million per year. The CNAH web site went online on 1 January 1998
and is the most stable updated academic web site on the internet that covers amphibians, reptiles, turtles, and
Why do herpetologists visit the CNAH web site?
Access the CNAH PDF LIBRARY. Download over 1,490 herpetological articles from over
280 periodicals and books. PDF articles are the future (and will eventually replace print journals). Why? No dues,
no trees chopped down, and, above all, fast and free distribution of research and knowledge about amphibians,
reptiles, turtles, and crocodilians to any interested individual.
Access the CNAH DIRECTORY OF HERPETOLOGISTS and be sure to add your name to it. With
over 1,720 herpetologists registered, it is the largest such internet directory in the world.
Access the CNAH STANDARD COMMON AND CURRENT SCIENTIFIC NAMES LIST. It is the only
such list on the internet that is updated daily (by our diligent foundation staff), thus ensuring that users of the
web site have instant access to any proposed taxonomic changes involving the North American (north of Mexico)
herpetofauna. Also, the CNAH list keeps North American herpetologists apprised of the common names and taxonomy
that will appear in the next (fourth) edition of the "Peterson Field Guide to Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and
Crocodilians of Eastern and Central North America."
Access the CNAH STATE HERPETOFAUNAL CHECKLISTS. Forty-five of the 63 provinces and
states are completed and the CNAH staff is hard at work on the rest.
Access the CNAH STANDARD COMMON AND CURRENT SCIENTIFIC NAMES LIST and view over 1,325
professional color images of these creatures.
Access the CNAH list of online biological journals, now featuring 63 periodicals that
users can browse for new herpetological titles.
Access the CNAH list of employment positions for herpetologists. There are not that
many jobs in our profession, so keep abreast of those offered.
Access our link sites; we have over 270 North American links to academic
herpetological (not herpetocultural) web sites, the largest such assemblage on the internet.
These are but a few of the many gratis services provided on the CNAH web site. To the
many of you who have contributed financially to our foundation, we express our sincere thanks and gratitude. Your
financial generosity ensured long ago that THE CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY would be permanently endowed,
and because of that, we will continue to operate as a constant and reliable source of academic information through
the next millennium (at least).
However, in order to increase our services to the herpetological community, we
encourage donations to CNAH electronically through our PAYPAL account on the CNAH web site at
or by traditional check or money order made out to CNAH and sent
1502 Medinah Circle
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
All donations to CNAH are acknowledged on our web site and are fully tax deductible
in the United States, and the full amount is used to provide herpetological services to our community. CNAH is
truly a non-profit foundation (in the original sense that it was intended); we have no paid employees and thus no
salaries, nor do we reimburse our officers or board of directors for any expenses whatsoever. Among non-profit
foundations in the United States, we may be unique in this respect.