Dundee and Rossman (1989) published distribution maps of Louisiana herpetofaunal species in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana over 30 years ago. Since then many records have been published, mostly in Herpetological Review, documenting additions to these original maps. Though many are single species additions, several compilations of new Louisiana records have been published (Boundy 1994, 1998; 2004; Rosenzweig et al. 2007; Boundy and Gregory 2012; Battaglia et al. 2015). Here we report a total of 22 records that help to fill distributional gaps primarily in southern Louisiana. Most records are a result of targeted surveys during work projects or opportunistic encounters by the author. Those records where the author is not listed as an observer were submitted by others to the author via email. All records are photo vouchers deposited in the Florida Museum of Natural History (FMNH) Herpetology collection. Charles D. Battaglia of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Coleman Sheehy of the FMNH verified species identification. All records represent new parish records unless otherwise stated as determined by a list compiled by now-retired LDWF state herpetologist Jeff Boundy and through queries at VertNet.org. I thank Raymond P. Kidder for his assistance with querying VertNet.org.
|Title||New amphibian and reptile parish records from Louisiana, USA|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Herpetological Review|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|