Welcome to Mesoamerican Herpetology
We plan to suspend production of Mesoamerican Herpetology after the publication of Volume 5(1), which we expect to release at the end of March (or in early April) of 2018, and no longer are accepting submissions. Subsequently, we plan to maintain this website open for anyone to view or download PDFs of the contributions that have appeared in the journal.
In the coming weeks we will be exploring sources for long-term funding and support for the journal, which was our intention once it had achieved a critical level of success. We also are forming a committee to explore avenues for the future continuation of the journal. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact me directly.
Thank you for your support,
Louis W. Porras, Managing Editor
Mesoamerican Herpetology is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal dedicated to the study of the herpetofauna of Mexico and Central America. Its purpose is to (1) promote herpetological research throughout the region, (2) provide an outlet for the publication of noteworthy papers and notes, and (3) develop a greater level of interaction among biologists, students, conservationists, and other interested parties throughout the region.
Manuscripts on a wide variety of herpetological topics will be considered, including those on taxonomy, systematics, phylogeography, biogeography, conservation, evolution, life history, ecology, behavior, diet, reproductive biology, physiology, diseases, venoms, field studies, techniques, and herpetoculture. Submissions must represent a significant contribution to the field of herpetology for consideration in the journal.
The length of manuscripts can be as brief as single paragraph notes on natural history (photographs are encouraged) or distribution, or as long as taxonomic monographs.
Information generally found in newsletters, such as announcements for new publications, conservation updates, promotions for upcoming meetings, regional employment opportunities, and a host of other issues will not be included in the journal, but will be posted on this website.
Newly added photos
Arribada of Pacific Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) at Playa Ostional, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Eagle Mountain Publishing just received a large selection of books from Chimaira and other European publishers.