Vol. 51, pp. 147-156 August 23, 1938 PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS FROM THE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTED BY DR. S. T. DANFORTH. BY DORIS M. COCHRAN, United States National Museum. A small collection of frogs, lizards and snakes from the Lesser Antilles was made in 1937 by Dr. Stuart T. Danforth of the University of Puerto Rico, while engaged primarily in collecting the birds of that region. His material is noteworthy in contain-ing a new species of lizard and a subspecies of snake not hitherto recognized. Perhaps the most important item in the lot is a series of 22 skinks from a single island which shows that some of the supposedly variable characters do not vary greatly in an adequate series from a single region. The remaining records are more or less supplementary to my notes on the Bartsch collections 1 made in some of the same localities. Part of the Danforth collection is now deposited in the United States National Museum, the rest is in the Museum of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagiiez. Eleutherodactylus urichii (Boettger). Seven frogs of this species, U.S.N. M. 103972-5 and U.P.R. 884-6 were taken in the crater of Soufriere Mt., St. Vincent, on March 15, 1937, and two others (U.P.R. 887-8) are labeled simply "St. Vincent, March 1937." Although the following species Eleutherodactylus martinicensis likewise occurs on this island, it is not difficult to distinguish them, as the former has a larger head and longer femur than the latter. Eleutherodactylus martinicensis (Tschudi). One from Kingston, St. Vincent (U.S.N.M. 103965) collected on May 15, 1937; three from Montserrat (U.P.R. 880-2) collected in February, 1937; i Herpetological Collections from the West Indies made by Dr. Paul Bartsch under the Walter Rathbone Bacon Scholarship 1928-1930 (Smithson, Misc. Coll., vol. 92, No. 7, 1934, pp. 1-48). 34— Pboc. Biol. Soc. Wash., Vol. 51, 1938, (147)



Reptiles and amphibians from the Lesser Antilles collected by Dr. S. T. Danforth

D M Cochran
Proc. Biol. Soc, Washington 51: 147-155 (1938)

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