Karl Patterson Schmidt

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Karl Patterson Schmidt (* 19 June 1890, Lake Forest, Illinois – † 26 September 1957, Chicago, Illinois), US herpetologist.

  • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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  • Schmidt, K.P. 1919. Descriptions of new amphibians and reptiles from Santo Domingo and Navassa. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 41: 519–525.




  • Schmidt, K.P. 1939. A new lizard from Mexico with a note on the genus Norops. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 7–10.


  • Schmidt, K.P., Davis, D.D. 1941. Field Book of Snakes of the United States and Canada. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 365 pp.


  • Schmidt, K.P. 1945. A new name for a Brazilian Mabuya. Copeia (1): 45.



  • Davis, D.D. 1959. Karl Patterson Schmidt, 1890-1957. Copeia 959(3): 189–192. JSTOR
  • Emerson, A.E. 1958. K. P. Schmidt--Herpetologist, Ecologist, Zoogeographer. Science. New Series 127(3307): 1162–1163. JSTOR
  • Goodnight, C.J., Penfound, W.T. & Hoff, C.C. 1958. Resolution of Respect: Karl Patterson Schmidt 1890-1957. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 39(1): 39–41. JSTOR

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