Gondwana Reptile Productions by Rob Valentic

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Rob Valentic's Herpetological Articles.

I have taken the liberty of posting a selection of Australian herpetological articles that I have either authored, co-authored or have been previously published by mates over the years.  Some have been revised and all are taxonomically updated.  I have selected them to hopefully cater to a broad range of interests within herpetology. I have written the field work articles published in mainstream reptile magazines in an entertaining manner.  I feel that they really show my personality and convey the passion that I have for my subjects.  The scientific herpetological papers presented below are written in a formal manner, thereby imposing certain restraint upon ones character!


Valentic, R. A. 2007a. The hunt for the Bronzeback Legless Lizard Ophidiocephalus taeniatus.
Reptiles Australia 3(3): 26-33.


Valentic, R. A. 2007b. The Brigalow Belt in south-eastern Queensland, Australia.
A field trip.
 
Reptiles Australia 4(1): 39-44.

Valentic, R. A. 1996b. Partial tongue regeneration in a captive Black-headed python Aspidities melanocephalus (Krefft, 1864).
Herpetofauna 26(2): 48-49.

Valentic, R. A. 1997b.  Notes on the capture and captive husbandry of a female Southern Death Adder Acanthophis antarcticus from the Upper Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 9(1): 13-17.

Valentic, R. A. 1997a.  Predation on Tornier's Frog Litoria tornieri (Anura: Hylidae) by a Dolomedes like spider (Araneomorphae: Pisauridae).
Herpetofauna 27(1): 49-50.

Valentic, R. A. 1994.  The feeding strategy of a Yellow-spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes panoptes.  A field observation.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 6(2): 74.

Valentic, R. A. & Turner, G. 1997d.  Diet and reproductive status of a road-kill Spencer's Monitor Varanus spenceri.
Herpetofauna 27(2): 43-45.
Valentic, R. A. 1998b.  A size record and further distributional data for Dwyer's Snake Parasuta dwyeri (Elapidae) in the Sydney Basin.
Herpetofauna 28(1): 30-31.
Valentic, R. A. 1997d.  Combat behaviour in the Fence Skink Cryptoblepharus virgatus (Garman, 1901).
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 8(3): 155.

Valentic, R. A. 1997c.  A range extension for the Skink Lampropholis mirabilis.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 8(3): 154.
Valentic, R. A. 1995.  Diurnal basking in the Centralian Tree Frog Litoria gilleni and the Red Tree Frog Litoria rubella.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 7(1): 27.
Valentic, R. A. 1996a.  Additional sightings of the Prickly Forest Skink Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae (Scincidae) out in the open during daylight.
Chondro - The Cape York Herpetological Society Journal. 4(2): 36. 
Valentic, R. A. 1996d.  A prey record of the Eastern Blue-tongue Skink Tiliqua scincoides for the Common Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 8(2): 84.
Valentic, R. A. 1994.  Agamid predation by a Black-palmed Monitor Varanus glebopalma.  A field observation.
South Australian Herpetology Group Newsletter (87): 11. 
Valentic, R. A. 1997e.  Aquatic behaviour in the Eastern Small-eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens (Gunther, 1862).
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society inc. 8(2): 170. 
Valentic, R. A. & Hay, C. 2002.  Agamid predation by a Striped Skink Ctenotus orientalis (Lacertilia:Scincidae).
A previously unpublished paper. 
Valentic, R. A. 1996c.  Two lizards and a frog occupying multiple shelter sites within a hollow tree.
Herpetofauna 28(1): 48.
Turner, G. & Valentic, R. A. 1998a.  Notes on the occurrence and habits of the Downs Bearded Dragon Pogona henrylawsoni.
Herpetofauna 28(1): 12-18.
Valentic, R. A. 1993.  A field observation of copulating Little Whip Snakes Parasuta flagellum.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society. 5 (1): 21-22.
Valentic, R. A. 1995.  An additional reproductive record for Delma inornata (Kluge, 1974).
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society. 7 (2): 94.
Stephenson, C. 1995.  Diurnal aggregations of the Legless Lizard Delma inornata in southern N.S.W.
Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society. 7 (2): 93.
Valentic, R. A. 1995.  Occurrence of Tiliqua scincoides (Hunter,1790) on Magnetic Island, Queensland.
Herpetofauna 25(2): 56-57.
Valentic, R. A. & Turner, G. 2001.  Multiple lizard species occupying the same retreat sites.
Herpetofauna 31(2): 116-118.
Valentic, R. A. & Turner, G. 1998.  Observations of nocturnal basking and activity in several agamid species.
Herpetofauna 28(1): 40-43.