A prodigious debt of gratitude goes to [[proper names]. Thanks also to the following friends, family, and colleagues who suggested words for inclusion in this book: [proper names].
Robert W. Bly, Words You Should Know to Sound Smart : 1200 essential words every sophisticated person should be able to use, Adams Media, 2009.
It is an admirable feature of herpetologists that they are able to cross the boundaries between different aspects of their subject, which remains, perhaps more than other branches of zoology, a single coherent discipline.
A. d’A. Bellairs and C. B. Cox, 1976.
Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell, Herpetology : An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, 3rd ed., Academic Press, 2009.