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Bibliography of the reptiles of
Hawaii  [USA]

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.


Amerson, A.B. 1971. The natural history of French Frigate Shoals, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 150: 1-383.

Amerson, A.B.; Clapp, R.B.; Wirtz, W.O. 1974. The natural history of Pearl and Hermes reef, northwestern Hawaiian Island. Atoll Research Bulletin 174: 1-306.

Balazs, G.H. 1973. Status of marine turtles in the Hawaiian lslands. Elepaio 33(12): 127-131.

Balazs, G.H. 1979. Growth, food sources and migrations of immature Hawaiian Chelonia. Marine Turtle Newsletter 10: 1-3.

Balazs, G.H. 1980. Synopsis of biological data on the Green Turtle in the Hawaiian Islands. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Technical Memorandum NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) SWFC (Southwest Fisheries Center) 7: 1-141.

Balazs, G.H. 1982. Growth rates of immature Green Turtles in the Hawaiian Archipelago. pp. 117-125. In: Bjorndal, K.A. (ed.). Biology and conservation of sea turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 583 pp.

Balazs, G.H. 1985. History of Sea Turtles at Polihua Beach on northern Lanai. Elepaio 46(1): 1-3.

Balazs, G.H.; Dudley, W.C.; Hallacher, L.E.; Coney, J.P.; Koga, S.K. 1994. Ecology and cultural significance of Sea Turtles at Punalu'u, Hawaii. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC 351: 10-13.

Bane, C.; Baird, R.W.; Wood, K.R. 2010. Annotated checklist of marine mammals and Sea Turtles, Lehua Islet, Ni'ihau, Hawai'i. Elepaio 70(7): 49-55.

Bartlett, R.D.; Bartlett, P.P.P. 2009. Guide and Reference to the Turtles & Lizards of Western North America (North of Mexico) and Hawaii. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 315 pp.

Bartlett, R.D.; Bartlett, P.P.P. 2009. Guide and Reference to Snakes of Western North America (North of Mexico) and Hawaii. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 278 pp.

Bazzano, J. 2007. Herpetological inventory in west Hawai'i national parks: Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic site. University of Hawaii Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report 141: 1-27.

Bennett, P.; Keuper Bennett, U.; Balazs, G.H. 2002. Remigration and residency of Hawaiian Green Turtles in coastal waters of Honokowai, West Maui, Hawaii. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC 477: 289-290.

Bennett, P.; Keuper-Bennett, U. 2008. The Book of Honu - Enjoying and learning about Hawai'i's Sea turtles. University of Hawaii Press, Honululu. 141 pp.

Ching, P. 1993. Sea Turtles of Hawai'i. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 55 pp.

Clapp, R.B. 1972. The natural history of Gardner Pinnacles, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 163: 1-25.

Clapp, R.B.; Kridler, E. 1977. The natural history of Necker Island, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 206: 1-102.

Clapp, R.B.; Kridler, E.; Fleet, R.R. 1977. The natural history of Nihoa Island, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 207: 1-147.

Clapp, R.B.; Wirtz, W.O. 1975. The natural history of Lisianski Island, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 186: 1-196.

Clausen, G. 1976. Observations of Hawaiian reptiles and amphibians. Herpetology 8(2): 10. [Reprinted from Herpetology 7(4)].

Fisher, R.; Ineich, I. 2012. Cryptic extinction of a common Pacific lizard Emoia impar (Squamata, Scincidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Oryx 46(2): 187-195.

Hunsaker, D.; Breese, P. 1967. Herpetofauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Pacif. Sci. 21: 423-428.

Ineich, I. 1989. Comparaison des herpetofaunes de Polynesie Francaise et des Hawaii: l'homme en tant que facteur biogeographique. Compte Rendu des Seances de la Societe de Biogeographie 65(1): 21-38.

Jones, R.E. 1979. Hawaiian lizards - their past, present and future. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 15(2): 37-45.

Kepler, C.B.; Kepler, A.K.; Simons, T.R.; Hobdy, B.; Simons, P.M. 1990. Hawaii's seabird islands, No. 3: Moku-ho'oniki and Kanaha Rock, Molokai. Elepaio 50(9): 75-79.

Kishinami, M.L.; Kishinami, C.H. 1996. New records of lizards established on Oahu. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 46: 45-46.

Kraus, F. 2002. New records of alien reptiles in Hawai'i. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 69: 48-52.

Kraus, F. 2003. New records of alien plants and animals in Hawai'i. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 74: 76-78.

Kraus, F.; Cravalho, D. 2001. The risk to Hawai'i from snakes. Pacific Science 55(4): 409-417.

Kraus, F.; Duvall, F. 2004. New records of alien reptiles and amphibians in Hawai'i. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 79: 62-64.

Lazell, J.D. 1986. The skinks of Po'ipu, Kaua'i. Elepaio 46(14): 155.

Lazell, J.D. 1989. Kaho'olawe: Hawaii's largest uninhabited island. Explorers Journal 67(3): 123-126.

Mcgregor, R.C. 1904. Notes on Hawaiian reptiles from the island of Maui. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 28: 115-118.

McKeown, S. 1978. Hawaiian reptiles and amphibians. Oriental Publishing, Honolulu. 80 pp.

McKeown, S. 1996. A field guide to reptiles and amphibians in the Hawaiian Islands. Diamond Head Publishing, Inc., Los Osos, Ca. 172 pp.

McMorris, J.R. 1970. Herpetological distriburion and life history notes for Hawaii and western North America. Great Basin Naturalist 30: 106-107.

Mellen, I.M. 1925. Marine turtles sleep on Hawaian sands. Two long-standing errors corrected. Bulletin of the New York Zoological Society 28(6): 160-161.

Michael, J.H. 1996. Observations of a Green Anole "colony" on Kauai. Elepaio 56(1): 1-4.

Moulton, M.P.; Pimm, S.L. 1986. Species introductions to Hawaii. Ecological Studies Analysis and Synthesis 58: 231-249.

Muensch, A.J.; Leininger, P.D.; Werth, D.E.; Fawks, A.M.; Thomas, S.M. 2006. The anoles of Coconut Island, Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Iguana (West Hartford) 13(3): 198-205.

Oliver, J.A.; Shaw, C.E. 1953. The Amphibians and reptiles of the Hawaiian Islands. Zoologica (New York) 38: 65-95.

Perkins, R.C.L. 1903. Reptilia. Fauna Hawaiiensis 1(5): 365-368.

Powell, R. 2015. Exploiting the night-light niche: A West Indian experience in Hawaii. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 22(1): 3637.

Pradhan, N.C.; Leung, P.S. 2006. A Poisson and negative binomial regression model of Sea Turtle interactions in Hawaii's longline fishery. Fisheries Research (Amsterdam) 78(2-3): 309-322.

Ricklefs, R.E.; Bermingham, E. 2004. Application of Johnson et al.'s speciation threshold model to apparent colonization times of island biotas. Evolution 58(8): 1664-1673.

Rivers, I. la 1948. Some Hawaiian ecological notes. Wasmann Collector 7(3): 85-110.

Snyder, J.O. 1917. Notes on Hawaian lizards. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 54: 19-25.

Stejneger, L.H. 1899. The land reptiles of the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 21: 783-813.

Streets, T.H. 1878. Contributions to the Natural History of the Hawaiian and Fanning Islands and Lower California, notices reptiles collected during the U. S. North Pacific Expedition. Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus. 7: 35-42.

Tayless, J. 1968. Serpents in paradise. Pacific Discovery 21(3): 24-26.

Throp, J.L. 1976. Honolulu honeymoon. Animal Kingdom 79(4): 25-29.

Tinker, S.W. 1980. A list of the amphibians, reptiles and mammals of the Hawaiian Islands (exclusive of the whales). Published by the author, Honolulu, Hawaii. 8 pp.

Wetmore, A. 1925. Bird life among lava rock and coral sand. The chronicle of a scientific expedition to little-known islands of Hawaii. National Geographic Magazine 48: 77-108.

Woodward, P.W. 1972. The natural history of Kure Atoll, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 164: 1-138.

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