Russian Journal of Herpetology

Print ISSN 1026-2296
Online ISSN 2713-1467

6 issues per year.

Russian Journal of Herpetology (founded in 1993) is an international multi-disciplinary journal devoted to herpetology. Russian Journal of Herpetology accepts original papers on ecology, behavior, conservation, systematics, evolutionary morphology, paleontology, physiology, cytology and genetics of amphibians and reptiles.

Of particular emphasis is the conservation of species of amphibians and reptiles, their associations and habitats. Although much attention is given to fundamental research, papers devoted to breeding in captivity and propagation of amphibians and reptiles will be welcomed and presented in the special part of the journal.

The ultimate aim of the journal is to provide an effective medium for communication of the latest and best scientific information from the expanding, interdisciplinary, and international scientific community focusing on new methods and ideas in progress and to promote cooperation between Russian and foreign scientific and commercial organizations.

Russian Journal of Herpetology is abstracted or indexed in


Vol 28, No 5 (2021)

Cover Page

Cover photographs:

Left column

  • Top: Anolis lineatopus Gray, 1840, adhesive pads, light micrograph. Photo by L. Alibardi.
  • Middle: Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866, mucous dermal gland, light micrograph. Photo by T. N. Dujsebayeva.
  • Bottom: Leptodactylus insularum Barbour, 1906, mature dermal serous and mucous glands, transmission electron micrograph. Photo by G. Delfino.
Right column
  • Top: Paralaudakia caucasia (Eichwald, 1831), bristled skin sense organ, light micrograph. Photo by L. K. Iohanssen.
  • Middle: Anolis lineatopus Gray, 1840, forming setae of the adhesive pad, transmission electron micrograph. Photo by L. Alibardi.
  • Bottom: Pachydactylus serval Werner, 1910, hairy skin sense organ, scanning electron micrograph.Photo by A. M. Bauer.

Cover design by T. Bannikov.

Published October 27, 2021