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Photo of the Day: Thailand and the Butterfly

June 5, 2015 1:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Photo of the Day: Thailand and the Butterfly

  Elyse Freitas and I are halfway through a three week visit to Southeast Asia.  We spent a week in Thailand working with collaborators and visiting a wonderful...


Video of the Day: OU Herpetology Camping Adventure

April 15, 2015 3:44 am Published by Comments Off on Video of the Day: OU Herpetology Camping Adventure

Enjoy a great presentation of the OU Herpetology Course camping adventures to southeast Oklahoma. Link to Video Presentation Produced by our own Kathryn Shauberger enrolled in the...


OU Herpetology Course Visits the Red Slough

April 15, 2015 3:19 am Published by Comments Off on OU Herpetology Course Visits the Red Slough

What an amazing adventure with a great group of students at OU.  We visited the Red and Grassy Sloughs in southeast Oklahoma, enjoyed some AMAZINGLY cold weather,...


More new species of Philippine Slender Skinks

January 9, 2015 6:17 am Published by Comments Off on More new species of Philippine Slender Skinks

We review the species of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (B. bonitae and B. tridactylus) and describe an additional two new species in this highly specialized, limb-reduced, endemic...


Herpin’ for Conservation IV

December 17, 2014 2:29 am Published by Comments Off on Herpin’ for Conservation IV

Lasting thoughts Overall, my summer expedition to the eastern Philippines reinforced my strong believe that it is imperative for the research and conservation communities to emphasize the...


Welcome to Our New Lab Website!

December 15, 2014 3:07 am Published by Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Lab Website!

Welcome to the new website for the lab group of Dr. Cameron D. Siler, Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History...


Herpin’ for Conservation III

December 11, 2014 2:28 am Published by Comments Off on Herpin’ for Conservation III

They all come out at night… In a tropical region, the lush jungle, hot and humid climate, and high volume of rain usually make for the most...


Herpin’ for Conservation II

December 4, 2014 2:26 am Published by Comments Off on Herpin’ for Conservation II

Let’s talk insects So I found myself in an incredible forest at the foot of Mt. Huraw in northern Samar Island (eastern Philippines). The price of beauty...


Photo of the Day: Philippine Forest Crested Lizard

December 3, 2014 1:10 am Published by Comments Off on Photo of the Day: Philippine Forest Crested Lizard

This is one of the eastern Philippine island populations of crested lizards in the genus Gonocephalus.  Members of the genus in the Philippines are forest obligate species,...


Herpin’ for Conservation I

November 28, 2014 2:23 am Published by Comments Off on Herpin’ for Conservation I

Biodiversity Survey in the Philippines This summer, I was fortunate enough to join a team of international biologists and participate in a four-week biodiversity study on the...


Collin Whitsett Biography

November 5, 2014 9:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Collin Whitsett Biography

Collin has been fascinated by reptiles and amphibians since childhood. He believes this fascination stems from a combination of watching a few too many episodes of The...