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Phyllomedusa vaillantii
Phyllomedusa vaillantii Ecuador, Pastaza Province. Photographed by William W. Lamar
bar Jeremy Jacobs
    Jeremy F. Jacobs
    Research Collaborator

  • Phone: (301) 238-1728
  • Fax: (301) 238-1834
  • E-mail: jacobsj[at]

  • Mailing and Shipping Address:
    Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746



M.S. (Evolution and Sytematics): University of Maryland, 1984
B.S. (Zoology): University of Wisconsin, 1977


Responsible for supervision of collection management activities in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Interests are in amphibian and reptile evolution, paleontology and osteology, salamander systematics and ecology, and museum collection management strategies pertaining to Integrated Pest Management.

Recent Publications

Kuchta, Shawn R., Haughey, Michael, Wynn, Addison H., Jacobs, Jeremy F. and Highton, Richard 2016. Ancient river systems and phylogeographical structure in the spring salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus. Journal of Biogeography, 43(4): 639-652. doi:10.1111/jbi.12668

Gotte, Steve W., Jacobs, Jeremy F. and Zug, George R. 2016. Preserving reptiles for research. In: Dodd, C. K., Jr., Reptile Ecology and Conservation, A Handbook of Techniques. London: Oxford University Press,() pp.73-86.

Zug, George R., Gotte, Steve W. and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 2011. Pythons in Burma: Short-tailed Pythons (Reptilia: Squamata). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 124(2): 112-136. doi:10.2988/10-34.1

Zug, George R., Jacobs, Jeremy F., Vindum, Jens V. and Win, Kyi Soe 2010. Non-reproductive seasonal colour change in a population of Calotes "versicolor" from Myanmar (Squamata: Agamidae). Salamandra, 46(2): 104-107.

Zug, George R., Vindum, Jens J., Jacobs, Jeremy F., Lwin, Kyi Soe and Win, Ye Myo 2009. Calotes "versicolor" (Burmese garden lizard). Gliding. Herpetological Review, 40(3): 340-341.

Jacobs, Jeremy F. 2004. George J. Jacobs - 1917-2003 - Obituary. Copeia, 3: 721-722.

Jacobs, Jeremy F. and Heyer, W. Ronald 1994. Collecting Tissue for Biochemical Analysis. In: Heyer, W. R., Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Amphibians. Smithsonian Institution Press, pp.299-301.

Mccoy, C. J. and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 1991. Phalangeal Formulas in the Turtle Genera Chrysemys, Pseudemys, and Trachemys (Testudines, Emydidae). Journal of Herpetology, 25(2): 211-212.

Schwartz, A. and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 1989. A New Subspecies of Celestus-Costatus (Sauria, Anguidae) from the Republica Dominicana. Journal of Herpetology, 23(2): 193-195.

Wynn, Addison H., Highton, R. and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 1988. A New Species of Rock-Crevice Dwelling Plethodon from Pigeon Mountain, Georgia. Herpetologica, 44(2): 135-143.

Jacobs, Jeremy F. 1987. A Preliminary Investigation of Geographic Genetic Variation and Systematics of the Two-lined Salamander, Eurycea bislineata (Green). Herpetologica, 43(4): 423-446.

Brandon, Ronald A., Jacobs, Jeremy F., Wynn, Addison H. and Sever, David M. 1986. A Naturally Metamorphosed Tennessee Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus). Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 61: 1-2.

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