Welcome to the
Herpetological Society of Singapore

Right: Blue-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis rhodomelas)
by Law Ingg Thong

What We Do

The Herpetological Society of Singapore is a volunteer-run group of herpetology enthusiasts. We are passionate about the conservation, appreciation, and study of reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

by Pranammeka Sathya

We are big on education and outreach! Come join us on our regular public guided walks and see what herps we can find in our own backyard. Or perhaps come listen to one of the many talks we give all around the island!

We are also passionate about advancing regional herpetological knowledge. We regularly support herpetofauna surveys and conduct research. Doing work on reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia? Let us know! We’d love to feature your work.



Open access websites, journals, and publications for all your herpetology needs. And if you have recommendations to add to this list, drop us an email! Amphibia-Reptilia – An European multi-disciplinary herpetological journalAmphibian and Reptile Conservation – A journal dedicated to herptile conservationAmphibian Species of the World – A catalogue of all known amphibian speciesAmphibiaWeb -…


Sankar, A., Law, I.T., Law, I.S., Shivaram, R., Abraham, R.K., Chan, K.O., 2022. Morphology, phylogeny, and species delimitation of Micryletta (Anura: Microhylidae) reveals a new species from Singapore. Vertebrate Zoology. https://doi.org/10.3897/vz.72.e85020 Chan, K. O., Law, I.S., Law, I.T., Sankar, A., Shivaram, R., Aowphol, A., Rujirawan, A., Anuar, S., Mulcahy, D., Grismer, J. L., & Grismer, L. L., 2022. Phylogeography of mangrove pit vipers (Viperidae, Trimeresurus erythrurus-purpureomaculatus complex). Zoologica…

HSSSlither 2022

With the lifting of certain restrictions and relaxation of others, the HSS decided to organise a physical event for its members, the HSS Slither. Modelled after the style of frog and bird races, the HSSSlither comprised several teams that went herping over 24 hours. Since it was the event’s first run, we decided to keep…

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Left: Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
by Noel Thomas