Introduction to Herpetofauna

Reptiles (snakes, lizards, terrapins, amphisbaenids, turtles, tortoises, crocodilians, and tuataras) and Amphibians (frogs, toads, salamande...

Reptiles (snakes, lizards, terrapins, amphisbaenids, turtles, tortoises, crocodilians, and tuataras) and Amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians) together comprised Herpetofauna and their study is known as Herpetology. The person who studies the reptiles & amphibians are known as known Herpetologist.These organism are also termed as poikilothermic or ectothermic animals or tetrapods.

Herpetology are often known as beneficial, to mankind due to their crucial roles in global ecology, specifically amphibians which are believed to be more sensitive to environmental changes than reptiles, proposing a perceptible cautionary to mankind that substantial variations are happening. There are some toxins produced by reptiles and amphibians are being used in making medicine. Presently, several snake venoms are being used to create anti-coagulants that workable for the treatment of heart strokes.

The term "herpetology" is derived from the Greek word; ἑρπετόν, herpeton, means “creeping animal" and -λογία, -logia, "knowledge". People devoted in herpetology are often referr themselves as "herpers". 
"Herp" is a dialect used for non-avian reptiles and amphibians and is taken from the term "Herpetile", which has its roots back to Linnaeus's classification where he assembled reptiles and amphibians together in the same class. There are about 7,933 species of amphibians identified so far and about 10,793 species of reptiles.

The field of herpetology has been grouped in subgroups of reptiles and amphibians.
Batrachology (Study of Amphibians).
Cheloniology or Chelonology or Testudinology (Study of turtles & tortoises).
Loricata (Study of Crocodilians).
Ophiology or Ophidiology (Study of snakes).
Saurology (Study of lizards).

Batrachology: A branch of zoology which deals with the study of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians). Amphibians are cold blooded animals mostly found in humid habitats while many species of amphibians have a distinct behavioral adaptation that allows them to survive in harsh conditions with wide seasonal variations in temperature. 

Cheloniology or Testudinology: the study of turtles, terrapins & tortoses. The word Cheloniology originates from Greek chelone, "turtle" and logos, "knowledge". Testudinology, on the other hand, comes from the Latin word testudo, means tortoise and the Greek word logos, meaning knowledge and those who studies turtles & tortoises are known as a Cheloniologist or a Testudinologist. Ophiology 

Ophiology or Ophidiology: derived from Greek word ophis means "snake” & logos means "knowledge" is the branch of herpetology which deals with the systematic study of ophidians or snakes and the person who studies them is known as an ophidiologist. 

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Herps Of Doda: Introduction to Herpetofauna
Introduction to Herpetofauna
Herps Of Doda
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