Guidance for submitting an excellent package of reptile and amphibian images to ensure accurate identification.

Identification of reptiles and amphibians is not always trivial and often requires images containing much details. To identify reptiles we use several features including body plan, relative length of tail, pattern, scale counts at mid-body, ventral scute counts, scale ornamentation, as well as head, belly, anal region and rear limb scalation. The more features there are presented, more reliable the identification can be.


When taking images of reptiles and amphibians it is always useful to place a scale reference near the animal. To make identification as precise as possible please submit high resolution images that will clearly demonstrate the following:

1. General body plan.
2. Head scalation and pattern (4 views: frontal, dorsal, lateral and vetral )
3. Mid-body Scalation and Pattern (3 views: dorsal, lateral and ventral)
4. In lizards anal and femoral region scalation and pattern (3 views: dorsal, lateral and ventral is the most ...more ↓

Posted on August 25, 2018 15:34 by ttadevosyan ttadevosyan | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This Atlas is created to represent divetsity and distribution of amphibians and reptiles as a part of Armenian ecosystems, as well as to support interest of both professional and amateur naturalists studying herps of Armenia and surrounding countries. Studying herps is an interesting hobby for many people and a profession to others. It includes adventurous field trips, observations of unique ...more ↓

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