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Bibliography of the reptiles of
Utah  [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.


Anonymous. (year unknown). Reptiles and amphibians. Bryce National Park. Publisher unknown. 1 p.

Atwood, N.D.; Pritchett, C.L.; Porter, R.D.; Wood, B.W. 1980. Terrestrial vertebrate fauna of the Kaiparowits Basin. Great Basin Naturalist 40(4): 303-350.

Beck, D.D. 1990. Ecology and behaviour of the Gila monster in southwestern Utah. Journal of Herpetology 24(1): 54-68.

Chenoweth, W.L. 1950. Records of amphibians and reptiles from New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 53: 532-534.

Cowles, R.B.; Bogert, C.M. 1936. The herpetology of the Boulder Dam region (Nev., Ariz., Utah). Herpetologica 1936(1): 33-42.

Denburgh, J. van 1912. Notes on some reptiles and amphibians from Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Ser. 4) 3: 155-160.

Denburgh, J. van; Slevin, J.R. 1915. A list of the amphibians and reptiles of Utah, with notes on the species in the collection of the Academy. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Ser. 4) 5: 99-110.

Fautin, R.W. 1946. Biotic communities of the northern desert shrub biome in western Utah. Ecological Monographs (Durham) 16(4): 251-310.

Grant, C.V. 1986. Wildlife distribution and abundance on the Utah Oil Shale Tracts 1975-1984. Great Basin Naturalist 46(3): 469-507.

Hardy, R. 1938. An annotated list of reptiles and amphibians of Carbon County, Utah. Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 15: 99-102.

Hardy, R. 1939. Some notes on Utah reptiles. Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 16: 83.

Hayward, C.L. 1945. Biotic communities of Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 6(1-4): 1-12.

Hayward, G.L. 1948. Biotic communities of the Wasatch Chaparral, Utah. Ecological Monographs (Durham) 18(4): 473-606.

Hirth, H.F.; King, A.C. 1968. Biomass densities of snakes in the cold desert of Utah. Herpetologica 24: 333-335.

Jones, L.L.C.; Lovich, R.E. (eds.). 2009. Lizards of the American southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, Arizona. 568 pp.

Knowlton, G.F. 1937. Notes on three Utah lizards. Herpetologica 1937(1): 109-110.

Knowlton, G.F.; Janes, M.J. 1932. Studies of the food habits of Utah lizards. Ohio Journal of Science 32: 467-470.

Pack, H.J. 1930. Snakes of Utah. Utah Agri. Exp. Stat., Bull. 221: 30 pp.

Parker, J.M.; Brito, S. 2013. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Mojave Desert A Field Guide. Snell Press, Las Vegas. 184 pp.

Parker, W.S.; Brown, W.S. 2016. The Utah snake dens 75 years later: a historical review. Herpetological Review 47(3): 365-373.

Presnall, C.C. 1937. Herpetological notes from Zion National Park. Copeia 1937: 232.

Pritchett, C.L.; Frost, H.H.; Tanner, W.W. 1981. Terrestrial vertebrates in the environs of Utah Lake. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 5: 128-169.

Ruthven, A.G. 1926. Notes on Utah reptiles. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 179: 1-4.

Ruthven, A.G. 1932. Notes on the amphibians and reptiles of Utah. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 243: l-4.

Shofner, R.M. 2007. A modern checklist of the amphibians, reptiles, and turtles of Utah. Journal of Kansas Herpetology 21: 16-18.

Stuart, L.C. 1932. The lizards of the Middle Pahvant Valley, Utah; Materials for a study in Saurian distribution. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 244: 1-33.

Tanner, V.M. 1927. Distributional list of the amphibians and reptiles of Utah. Copeia 1927(163): 54-58.

Tanner, V.M. 1928. Distributional list of the amphibians and reptiles of Utah. Copeia 1928(166): 23-28.

Tanner, V.M. 1929. A distributional list of the amphibians and reptiles of Utah. 3. Copeia 1929(171): 46-52.

Tanner, V.M. 1930. The amphibians and reptiles of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Copeia 1930: 41-43.

Tanner, V.M. 1940. A biotic study of the Kaiparowits region of Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 1(3-4): 97-126.

Tanner, W.W. 1939. Reptilles of Utah County. Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 16: 105.

Tanner, W.W. 1941. A study of the variation in the less common snakes of Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 2: 16-28.

Tanner, W.W. 1954. Herpetological notes concerning some reptiles of Utah and Arizona. Herpetologica 10: 92-96.

Tanner, W.W. 1958. Herpetology of Glen Canyon of the Upper Colorado River Basin. Herpetologica 14: 193-193.

Tanner, W.W. 1965. A comparative population study of small vertebrates in the uranium areas of the Upper Colorado River basin of Utah. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin Biol. 7(1): 1-31.

Tanner, W.W. 1975. 1975 checklist of Utah amphibians and reptiles. Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 52(1): 4-8.

Tanner, W.W. 1997. Utah reptiles occurring only in southern Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 57(4): 369-370.

Woodbury, A.M. 1928. The reptiles of Zion National Park. Copeia 1928(166): 14-21.

Woodbury, A.M. 1951. A snake den in Tooele County, Utah. Herpetologica 7(1): 1-52.

Woodbury, A.M. 1952. Amphibians and reptiles of the Great Salt Lake Valley. Herpetologica 8: 42-50.

Woodbury, A.M.; Hansen, R.M. 1950. A snake den in Tintic Mountains, Utah. Herpetologica 6: 66-70.

Woodbury, A.M.; Smart, E.W. 1950. Unusual snake records from Utah and Nevada. Herpetologica 6(2): 45-47.

Yarrow, H.C. 1876. Report upon the collections of batrachians and reptiles made in portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, during the years 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874. U.S. Geogr. Geol. Explor. Surv. West 100th Meridian 5: 509-584.