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  • n  the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

  • Afterward he became curator of herpetology for the Boston Society of Natural History, professor of neurology and vertebrate zoology at Cornell.
  • Successful popularizer of herpetology, entomology (Snakes of the World, Thrills of a Naturalist's Quest), he was Curator of Reptiles at The Bronx Zoo from 1899 until last January.
  • It is a neat story, but only its expertise on herpetology, lycanthropy and the flora and fauna of the Congo raises it above popular adventure fiction.
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    There was opportunity to pose with a fabulous, scaly creature this weekend, thanks to the Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue club.
    July 7, 2013 - San Diego Reader

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