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Roy Mcdiarmid

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Roy McDiarmid has spent most of his research career working with the systematics, behavior, ecology, and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles in the Neotropics and has published more than 150 scientific papers and five books. His early work focused on the herpetofauna of dry forests in western Mexico, and he spent considerable time in that country, most recently with colleagues from Museo de Zoologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, working on new species of frogs and tadpoles of Mexican amphibians. He was introduced to wet forest habitats through the Organization for Tropical Studies program in Costa Rica in 1966 and since then has done most of his field research in the tropics

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  • Biological Survey Unit

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