PROCEEDINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOURTH SERIES G Dallas Hanna Anniversary Volume Vol. XXXII, No. 6, pp. 103-147, 4 figs. June 29, 1962 THE HERPETOLOGY OF NEPAL: A HISTORY, CHECK LIST, AND ZOOGEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF THE HERPETOFAUNA by Lawrence W. Swan^ San Francisco Stale College San Francisco, California and Alan E. Leviton California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, California INTRODUCTION Ilerpetological collecting in Nepal has been sporadic and the literature describing the Nepalese herpetofanna has appeared irregularly and infre-quently for more than a century. Prior to 1948 little was known of the fauna of the country beyond the centrally located capital of Katmandu, but during the last few years the remote regions have become more readily accessi])le and several important collections of animals and plants have been made. Research Associate, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences.  Marine Biological Laboratory LIBRA, inr APR 18 1963 WOODS HOLE, MASS.