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Suggested British Herpetological Society

Nature volume 159, page 703 (24 May 1947) | Download Citation



AT an informal meeting held at the British Museum (Natural History) on April 10 the formation of a British Herpetological Society was considered. The Society would be formed with the view of increasing our present knowledge and promoting interest in various aspects of herpetology which, it is felt, have been somewhat neglected. Its main objects would be: (1) to encourage the study of the ecology, life- histories, habits and distribution of the Amphibia and reptiles, and of the British species in particular; (2) to publish annually a report on the work of the Society, and to review briefly advances in knowledge, particularly in the field of ecology; (3) to hold meetings, when possible, forH:he reading of papers and the discussion of problems relating to herpetology; (4) to record arid compile information on the various aspects of the subject covered by the Society. Although such a Society would, of necessity, be concerned mainly with the study of British species, foreign membership would be most welcome. It is suggested that the annual subscription to the Society, including a free copy of the report, should be ten shillings. Those interested in the formation of such a Society should communicate with Capt. J. D.. Romer, 96 Mortlake Road, Kew, Surrey. If the response is sufficiently large, further steps will be taken to inaugurate the Society, and individuals will be informed accordingly.

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