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History of the Tennessee Herpetological Society

The Tennessee Herpetological Society was established at the 5th Annual Conference on Herpetology in Tennessee in October of 2000. Loosely organized as a group since 1992, conference attendees decided in order to promote the research, conservation and education concerning reptiles and amphibians, an official organization should be established. In 1995, the Conference members worked hard to pass a bill naming the Tennessee Cave Salamander as our official State Amphibian, and the Eastern Box Turtle as our official State Reptile.

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