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Papers by TNHC staff

LaDuc and Bell 2010 (PDF): Educating Students on the Importance of Spatial and Temporal Bias in Museum Collections: An Example Using Sonora semiannulata from Texas.

TNSC-sponsored collaborative projects of TNHC staff and professional groups and individuals

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza Coahuila, México

Desert Fishes Council – Photos of fishes and habitats of the desert southwest of the U.S., northern Mexico, and Australia, with information on fish biology, ecology, distribution, and conservation status. Also area-indexed information and images for important desert aquatic ecosystems of the world.

Fishes of Texas – The Fishes of Texas Project is a multi-year research project that attempts to consolidate, standardize and fully georeference all of the known scientific information on the freshwater fishes of Texas.

Herps of Texas

Systematic Biology

Texas Speleological Survey (Texas caves)

Other links of interest


All Catfish Species

Catalog of Fishes

peces criollos – A list of the freshwater fishes from Argentina.



Herpetologists' League


Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Texas Herpetological Society

Professional societies/non-profits

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute

Conservation Fisheries

Software tools

Specify – Biodiversity collections software.



County Highway Maps for Texas