Richard Thomas

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John Paul Richard Thomas (1938- ), called Richard Thomas, is an U.S. herpetologist.

Richard Thomas is professor of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

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  • Thomas, R. 1965: A new gecko from the Virgin Islands. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences, 28: 117–122.
  • Thomas, R 1965: A new species of Bachia (Sauria: Teiidae) from Brasil. Herpetologica, 21: 18–22
  • Thomas, R. 1965: A new species of Typhlops from the Barahona peninsula of Hispaniola. Copeia, 1965: 436–439.
  • Thomas, R. 1965: The genus Leptotyphlops in the West Indies with description of a new species from Hispaniola (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae). Breviora, 222: 1–12.
  • Thomas, R. 1965: Two new species of Amphisbaena (Amphisbaenia, Reptilia) from the Barahona Peninsula of Hispaniola. Breviora, 215: 1–14.
  • Williams, E.E., J.A. Rivero, and R. Thomas 1965: A new anole (Sauria, Iguanidae) from Puerto Rico. Breviora, 231: 1–18.
  • Thomas, R. 1966: A new Hispaniolan gecko. Breviora, 253: 1–5.
  • Thomas, R. 1966: Additional notes on the amphisbaenids of Greater Puerto Rico. Breviora, 249: 1–23.
  • Thomas, R. 1966: Leeward islands Typhlops (Reptilia, Serpentes). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 79: 255–265.
  • Thomas, R. 1966: New species of Antillean Eleutherodactylus. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences, 28: 375–391.
  • Thomas, R. and A. Schwartz 1967: The monticola group of the lizard genus Anolis in Hispaniola. Breviora, 261:1-27.
  • Gorman, G.C., R. Thomas, and L. Atkins 1968: Intra- and interspecific chromosome variation in the lizard Anolis cristatellus and its closests relatives. Breviora, 293: 1–13.
  • Thomas, R. 1968: The Typhlops biminiensis group of Antillean blind snakes. Copeia, 1968: 713–722.
  • Thomas, R 1971: A new species of Diploglossus (Sauria: Anguidae) from Hispaniola. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University, 40: 1–9.
  • Thomas, R. 1974: A new species of Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Hispaniola. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 87: 11–18.
  • Thomas, R. 1975: The argus group of West Indian Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica, 31: 177–195.
  • Schwartz, A. and R. Thomas 1975: A check-list of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Special Publication of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1: 1–216.
  • Thomas, R. and A. Schwartz 1977: Three new species of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Hispaniola. Annals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 46: 33–43.
  • Thomas, K.R. and R. Thomas 1978: Locomotor activity responses to photoperiod in four West Indian fossorial squamates of the genera Amphisbaena and Typhlops (Reptilia, Lacertilia). Journal of Herpetology, 12: 35–41.
  • Rossman, D.A. and R. Thomas 1979: A new dipsadine snake of the genus Sibynomorphus from Peru, Ocassional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University, 54: 1–6.
  • Thomas, R. 1982: A new dwarf Sphaerodactylus from Haiti (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 95: 81–88.
  • Wake, D.B., A.H. Brame Jr., and R. Thomas 1982: A remarkable new species of salamander allied to Bolitoglossa altamazonica (Plethodontidae) from southern Peru. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University, 58: 1–21.
  • Thomas, R. and A. Schwartz 1983: Variation in Hispaniolan Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). In A.G.J Rhodin and K. Miyata (eds.), Advances in herpetology and evolutionary biology, p. 86-98. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Thomas, R., R.W. McDiarmid, and F.G. Thompson 1985: Three new species of thread snakes (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Hispaniola. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 98: 204–220.
  • Hedges, S.B. and R. Thomas 1987: A new burrowing frog from Hispaniola with comments on the inoptatus group of the genus Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Herpetologica, 43: 269–279.
  • Hedges, S.B., R. Thomas, and R. Franz 1987: A new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) from the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti. Copeia, 1987: 943–949.
  • Thomas R. and S.B. Hedges 1988: Two new geckos (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Martin Garcia of Hispaniola. Herpetologica, 44: 96–104.
  • Hedges, S.B. and R. Thomas 1989: A new species of Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae) from the Sierra de Neiba, Hispaniola. Herpetologica, 45: 330–336.
  • Thomas, R. 1989: The relationships of Antillean Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) and the description of three new Hispaniolan species. In C.A. Woods (ed.), Biogeography of the West indies: past, present, and future, p. 409-432. Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • {aut|Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges}| 1989: A new Celestus (Sauria: Anguidae) from the Chaine de la Selle of Haiti. Copeia, 1989: 886–891.
  • Hedges S.B. and R. Thomas 1991: Cryptic species of snakes (Typhlopidae: Typhlops) from the Puerto Rico Bank detected by protein electrophoresis. Herpetologica, 47: 448–459.
  • Hedges, S.B., A.R. Estrada, and R. Thomas 1992: Three new species of Eleutherodactylus from Eastern Cuba, with notes on vocalizations of other species (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Herpetological Monographs, 6: 68–83.
  • Hedges, S.B. and R. Thomas 1992: A new marsh-dwelling species of Eleutherodactylus from Haiti (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Journal of Herpetology, 26: 191–195.
  • Hedges, S.B. and R. Thomas 1992: Two new species of Eleutherodactylus from remnant cloud forest in Haiti (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Herpetologica, 48: 351–358.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 1992: An unusual new Sphaerodactylus from Hispaniola (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Journal of Herpetology, 26: 289–292.
  • Thomas, R., S.B. Hedges, and O.H. Garrido 1992: Two new species of Sphaerodactylus from Eastern Cuba (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica, 48: 358–367.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 1993: A new banded Sphaerodactylus from Eastern Hispaniola (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica, 49: 350–354.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 1998: A new amphisbaenian from Cuba. Journal of herpetology, 32: 92–96.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 1998: A new anguid lizard (Diploglossus) from Cuba. Copeia, 1998: 97–103.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 1998: A new gecko from the Sierra de Neiba of Hispaniola (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Sphaerodactylus). Herpetologica, 54: 333–336.
  • Thomas, R., S.B. Hedges, and O.H. Garrido 1998: A new gecko (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Maestra of Cuba. Journal of Herpetology, 32: 66–69.
  • Hedges S.B. and R. Thomas 2001: At the lower size limit in amniote vertebrates: A new diminutive lizard from the West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Sciences, 37: 168–173.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 2006: Two new species of Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti. Caribbean Journal of Sciences, 42: 208–219.
  • Thomas, R. and R. Joglar 2006: The herpetology of Puerto Rico. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 776: 181–196.
  • Rios-Lopez, N. and R. Thomas 2007: A new species of palustrine Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Puerto Rico. Zootaxa, 1512: 51–64.
  • Thomas, R. and S.B. Hedges 2007: Eleven new species of snakes of the genus Typhlops (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Hispaniola and Cuba. Zootaxa, 1400: 1–126.
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