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.
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.
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…
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…
Earlier this year, HSS started a citizen science-based roadkill project, where we encouraged members of the public to submit sightings of roadkill involving herpetofauna. Over the last year, our database has grown to over 200 records, with 167 of them from 2021 alone! Project Runover differs from many other roadkill projects by focusing on more…
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Left: Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
by Noel Thomas