Gerry Salmon Curator

Joined: Jul 02, 2014 Last Active: Jun 22, 2018

Resides in Boerne, Texas (Hill Country NW of San Antonio). From Rhinebeck, New York (Mid-Hudson Valley). Has lived in Florida and worked in South Carolina as a State Park Naturalist. Lifelong interest in herpetology. Interested in natural history, field biology and museum collections. Focus area has been the Edwards Plateau, Trans-Pecos and Big Bend area of Texas, and the Mexican Highlands (esp. Sierra Madre Oriental) and adjacent desert regions. Inadvertent image while herping the Ocampo Road just north of Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico in September 2016.

I am one of the curators of "The Herps of Texas" project:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/herps-of-texas

the "Herps of Florida" project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/herps-of-florida

and the "Amphibians and Reptiles of New England" project:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/amphibians-and-reptiles-of-new-england

Recently started: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/herps-of-new-york-state

Many of my I-Naturalist records that have a corresponding preserved specimen have been cross referenced with the museum acronym (CM, CUSC, LSUMZ, NYSM, SRSU, TCWC, TNHC, UANL, UMMZ and UTA) and specimen number. I retain most salvageable DOR herps and submit them. If the record states "Imaged only" then only the image is available for that specimen (live specimen released or DOR not salvaged). Digital images have been cataloged at University of Texas at Arlington (UTA-DC) and color transparencies at University of Kansas (KU CT) and applicable I-Nat records have also been cross referenced to reflect those.

Currently assisting in a study of copperhead feeding biology of the two western Texas races (BBCs and TPCs) and am looking for observations of feeding, and behaviors such as foraging and ambush postures.

Also compiling research on Mexicana-group Kingsnakes for 30+ years:
http://mesoamericanherpetology.com/uploads/3/4/7/9/34798824/hansen_and_salmon_-_lampropeltis_mexicana_paper.pdf

http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/gerry-salmon/

Recently I was honored to get the "Archer treatment" for talks at the Chicago Herp Society:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1hby926fb2xfb4/Archer--Salmon.pdf?dl=0
http://www.sierraherps.com/files/4414/2102/7911/Archer_2013_Salmon_talk_at_CHS.pdf

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