Herpetofauna is a journal of Australian and New Zealand herpetology (ISSN 0725-1424), first published in 1963 by the Australian Herpetological Society (AHS). In 1976, with Volume 8, publication was transferred to the Australasian Affiliation of Herpetological Societies, of which the AHS is a member. It usually appears twice a year, with two issues per volume.


Herpetofauna is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original papers on the reptile and amphibian fauna of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Pacific Oceania. Manuscripts are invited from authors on any aspect of the herpetofauna of this region, but particularly shorter papers involving field observations, husbandry and reproduction that may be difficult to publish in larger journals. Herpetofauna especially encourages submission of manuscripts from field naturalists and non-professional herpetologists. Manuscripts may be in the form of Articles (manuscripts longer than two pages) or Notes (manuscripts of shorter length). Herpetofauna also publishes Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor. Authors do not need to be members of one of the societies in the Australasian Affiliation of Herpetological Societies.

Instructions for manuscript preparation and submission are available here*. Herpetofauna manuscript instructions

* all submitted material must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.