In 1953, the immediate Past–President of the American Society of Ichthy-
ologists and Herpetologists, Charles M. Bogert, formed a committee to compile
common names for the North American herpetofauna. The committee consisting
of R. Conant, F. R. Cagle, C. J. Goin, C. H. Lowe, W. T. Neill, M. G. Netting,
K. P. Schmidt, C. E. Shaw, and R. C. Stebbins was chaired by Conant and the
resulting publication summarized their philosophy, methods, and the names
(Conant et al., 1956). Subsequent revisions by the committee were published in
1978 and 1982 (Collins et al., 1978,...