Herpetological Review Volume 53, Number 3 (September 2022), is now available! Our cover features a fantastic image of an amplectant pair of Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita) that were photographed by Javier Lobon-Rovira in Spain. The species is characterized by a robust body with relatively short limbs, prominent parotoid glands, and tympana that are barely visible. Epidalea calamita can be easily found with the first rains of autumn and spring in temporary ponds along the countryside, where they will reproduce explosively, carpeting these ponds with their characteristic egg masses.
The issue has been posted online, is being printed, and will mail soon. Full contents are now available online to SSAR members at https://ssarherps.org/herpetological-review-pdfs/. Natural History Notes, Geographic Distribution Notes, and Book Reviews are Open Access and are available for download at the same link. If you are not a member of SSAR, please consider joining the leading international herpetological society. Student and online-only rates are available. Follow the “Join SSAR” link on the home page. Congratulations to Javier for a great cover image!