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Bibliography of the reptiles of the
Solomon Islands

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.


Allison, A.; Kraus, F. 2006. Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Papuan region. www.bishopmuseum.org/research/pbs/papuanherps/taxa.html

Argument, D.; MacKay, K.T.; Krueger, B.H. 2009. Foraging turtles around Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands. Marine Turtle Newsletter 123: 18-20.

Barbour, T. 1921. Reptiles and amphibians from the British Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 7: 91-112.

Boulenger, G.A. 1884. Diagnoses of new reptiles and batrachians from the Solomon Islands, collected and presented to the British Museum by H. B. Guppy, Esq., M.B., H.M.S. 'Lark'. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1884: 210-213.

Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 12: 35-62.

Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Second contribution to the herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887: 333-338.

Boulenger, G.A. 1888. Third contribution to the herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1888: 88-90.

Boulenger, G.A. 1890. Fourth contribution to the herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 30-31.

Braestrup, F.W. 1956. The significance of the strong "Oceanic" affinities of the vertebrate fauna on Rennell Island. Nat. Hist. Rennell Island (Copenhagen) 1: 135-148.

Brown, W.C. 1964. The status of Pseudogekko shebae and observations on the geckos of the Solomon Islands. Breviora 204: 1-8.

Douglas-Ogilby, J. 1890. Report on a zoological collection from the Solomon Islands. Reptilia and Batrachia. Records of the Australian Museum 1: 5-7.

Fisheries Division, Solomon Islands Ministry of Natural Resources 1977. Olive Ridley Turtles and Leatherbacks found in the Solomons. Marine Turtle Newsletter 2: 2-3.

Herrmann, H.J. 2011. Feldherpetologische Skizzen Řber die Salomonen-Reptilienfauna. Aquaristik Fachmagazin & Aquarium Heute 43(1)(217): 22-27.

Hoyle, M.A. 1978. Forestry and conservation in the Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides. Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 5(2): 21-24.

Kinghorn, J.R. 1928. Herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Records of the Australian Museum 16: 123-178.

McCoy, M. 1980. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Wau Ecology Institute Handbook 7: 1-80.

McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia. 147 pp.

McDowell, S.B. 1974. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1. Scolecophidia. Journal of Herpetology 8(1): 1-57.

McDowell, S.B. 1975. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 2. Anilioidea and Pythoninae. Journal of Herpetology 9(1): 1-80.

McDowell, S.B. 1979. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 3. Boinae and Acrochordoidea (Reptilia, Serpentes). Journal of Herpetology 13(1): 105-111.

McKeown, A. 1977. Marine turtles of the Solomon Islands. Ministry of Natural Resources, Honiara. 47 pp.

Messel, H. 1994. Review of the status of crocodilians in the Pacific Island nations of Palau, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. pp. 1-40. In: Crocodile Specialist Group. Crocodiles. Proceedings of the 2nd regional meeting (eastern Asia, Oceania, Australasia) of the Crocodile Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN - the World Conservation Union convened at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 12 to 19 March 1993. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group in conjunction with the Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, Gland & Palmerston. 630 pp.

Morrison, C.; Pikacha, P.; Pitakia, T.; Boseto, D. 2007. Herpetofauna, community education and logging on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands: implication for conservation. Pacific Conservation Biology 13(4): 250-258.

Pendleton, R.C. 1947. A snake "Don" tree on Guadalcanal Island. Herpetologica 3(6): 189-190.

Pollard, E.; Brodie, G.; Thaman, R.; Morrison, C. 2014. The use of herpetofauna and cultural values to identify priority conservation forests on Malaita, Solomon Islands. Pacific Conservation Biology 20(4): 354-362.

Read, J.L.; Moseby, K.E. 2006. Vertebrates of Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands. Pacific Science 60(1): 69-79.

Roux, J. 1913. Les reptiles de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et des ╬les Loyalty. Appendice: Note sur quelques reptiles des Nouvelles-Hebrides, des ╬les Banks et Santa Cruz. pp. 79-160. F. Sarasin u. J. Roux, Nova Caledonia. A. Zoologie. Bd 1, H. 2., Wiesbaden C. W. Kreidel.

Roux, J. 1934. Contribution a la connaissance de la faune erpetologique des Iles Salomon. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 45: 77-81.

Schmidt, K.P. 1932. Reptiles and amphibians from the Solomon Islands. Field Museum of Natural History Zoological Series 18: 175-190.

Tanner, V.M. 1951. Pacific islands herpetology. 5. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Great Basin Naturalist 11(3/4): 53-86.

Vols°e, H. 1956. Herpetology of Rennell Island. Nat. Hist. Rennell Island (Copenhagen) 1: 121-134.

Vols°e, H. 1958. Additional specimens of snakes from Rennell Island. Nat. Hist. Rennell Island (Copenhagen) 1: 227-228.

Wolff, T. 1970. 61. Lake Tegano on Rennell Island, the former lagoon of a raised atoll. The Natural History of Rennell Island, British Solomon Islands. 6: 7-29.

Zug, G.R. 2013. Reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific islands. A comprehensive guide. University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles. 306 pp.