n African Journal of Herpetology - Obituary : Garth Underwood, 1919 - 2002

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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On 15 October 2002 Garth Leon Underwood died. Although he published little directly on African herpetology (Underwood & Kochva 1993; Wollberg et al. 1998), Garth's studies on the classification of snakes and geckos underpin much of our current understanding of these groups. I don't want to go into the details of Garth's life and his seminal contributions to herpetology; Colin McCarthy (2003), his student and colleague at the Natural History Museum (NMH), London, has presented a detailed obituary, and an excellent and timely historical perspective is given.

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