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There are a number of societies throughout the world that deal with caudates, either exclusively or in part. Many of these are general Herpetological Societies whose members are predominantly reptile enthusiasts. However, there are some societies that are dedicated to newts and salamanders. The list of societies below is separated by country or language (please note that some societies have a muli-national emphasis, but they are in a section according to their membership postal address). Contact information usually consists of a postal address, a phone number, and in some cases an email address or even a web site. This list is just a small sample of the societies out there, so if you have any additional contact information about the societies below, or contact information for a society not listed, please make contact.


Österreichische Gesellschaft für Herpetologie (Austrian Herpetological Society)

Membership Subscriptions: US $40; Sustaining members US $ 80.

c/o Natural History Museum Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien),
Burgring 7,
A-1014 Vienna,
PO Box 417,
Telephone: +43 1 52177 286
Web Site:


TERRA vzw - The Belgian Herpetological Society

Membership Subscriptions:
In Belgium: 950 Belgian Francs; Elsewhere: 1100 Belgian Francs (~US $30).
Membership Address:
Hanny Skene,
A. Sterckstraat 18,
2600 Berchem,
Web Site:


Société Herpetologique de France
(Herpetological Society of France)
Université de Paris VII,
Laboratoire d'Anatomie comparée,
2 Place Jussieu,
75230 Paris Cedex 05,
Web Site:

International Society for the Study and Conservation of Amphibians
(International Society of Batrachology)

Laboratoire des Reptiles et Amphibiens,
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle,
25 rue Cuvier,
75005 Paris,
Sorry, no other contact information as yet.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V - DGHT
(German Society for Herpetology and Amphibian and Reptile Husbandry).
Membership Subscriptions:
Regular Member: 60 Euros (117.35 DM); Student: 35 Euros (68.45 DM); Family: 65 Euros (127.13 DM).
DGHT e.V.,
Postfach 1421 D-53351 Rheinbach,
Telephone: +49-2225-703333
Web Site:
There is a work group for Newts and Salamanders, the AG Urodela.

Terrariengemeinschaft Berlin e.V
(Berlin Terraria Society)
Membership Subscriptions:
Sauria Subscription 49 DM.
Office of TGB & Sauria:
Barbara Buhle,
Planetenstr, 45,
D-12057 Berlin,
Web Site:

The Netherlands

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Herpetologie 
en Terrariumkunde 'Lacerta' (The Dutch Herpetological Society - 'Lacerta')
Membership Subscriptions:
Netherlands and Belgium: Nfl 60.00; Elsewhere: Nfl 75.00.
Mr. J. ter Borg,
Nieuwe Meerdijk 253,
Telephone: +31 206010849
Web Site:
There is a sub-group for Newts and Salamanders, the Dutch Urodela Group (DUG).

United Kingdom

Societas Europaea Herpetologica
(European Herpetological Society)
Membership Subscriptions:
Ordinary Member 60 Euros; Corporate/Institution Member 96 Euros; Affiliated Member (no journal): 9 Euros; Life Membership: 1200 Euros.
Membership Address:
Dr Michael R. K. Lambert, General Secretary SEH,
Natural Resources Institute,
University of Greenwich,
Central Avenue,
Chatham Maritime,
Kent ME4 4TB,
Telephone: +1 517 463 7194
Web Site:

The International Herpetological Society
Membership Subscriptions:
Individual UK £12.00; Family UK £13.00; Individual EU £15.00; Europe (non-EU) £16.00; Overseas (surface): £15.00; Overseas (airmail) £19.00.
Subscriptions are to be sent only to:
Mrs. Carol Friend,
I.H.S. Membership Secretary,
15 Barnett Lane, Wordsley,
West Midlands, DY8 5PZ,
Web Site:

British Herpetological Society

Membership Subscriptions:
Ordinary Member (receive Bulletin): £20; Full Member (Bulletin + Journal): £25; Full Member (Institution): £36; Ordinary Family: £30; Full Family: £37.50; Student: £18.00; Young Person (9-17): Basic £6; +Bulletin: £16:50; Group: £6/£16.50.
The Membership Secretary,
British Herpetological Society,
c/o The Zoological Society of London,
Regent's Park,
NW1 4RY,
Web Site: [Updated URL 8-Nov 2001]

United States of America

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Membership Subscriptions:
US: $50; Elsewhere: $50; Sustaining: $65; Associate (2nd member of family): $10; Life Member: $1250 single payment or four $312.50; Student: $25.
ASIH Business Office,
P.O. Box 1897,
Kansas 66044-8897,
Telephone: (+1) 1-800-627-0629
Web Site:

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)

Membership Subscriptions:
Regular Member: $50; Student: $30; Family: $60; Contributing Member: $100; Sustaining: $75; Life Member: $1250 single payment or four £325; Institution: $95.
Membership Address:
Robert D. Aldridge, SSAR Treasurer,
Saint Louis University,
Dept. of Biology,
3507 Laclede,
St. Louis,
MO 63103-2010,
Web Site:

The Herpetologists' League

Membership Subscriptions:
Institutional Subscription: $105; Patron Member: $1000; Contributing Member: $100; Institutional Subscription: $95; Sustaining Member: $75; Family: $60; Regular Member: $50; Student: $30.
Membership Address:
Dr. Lynnette Sievert, Treasurer,
Division of Biological Sciences,
Emporia State University,
KS 66801,
Web Site:

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