DEEP: Acknowledgements


Over the last twenty-five years, many individuals and organizations have contributed data and generously shared information. To list them all would be impossible, and would likely result in the inadvertent omission of some very deserving people. However, I would be remiss not to mention Bob Fritsch, Hank Gruner, Chris Raithel, and Julie Victoria. Their contributions to all phases of this, and earlier publications, and to the overall field of New England herpetology, have been not only long-term and sustained but also span science, conservation, and public policy.

The Wildlife Conservation Society (formerly the New York Zoological Society) has supported the updating and expansion of this checklist in many ways. Financial support was provided by the Sweet Water Trust and by Martin and Harriette Diamond. The contributions of the Herpetology Department, American Museum of Natural History, are also recognized.

Dawn McKay, Allan Williams, and others at the Environmental and Geographic Information Center of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as well as Mary Crombie of Acorn Studio, are appreciated for their review and stewardship of the manuscript through the publication process.

Last, but by no means least, my family has given tremendous support in so many ways to my herpetological endeavors, both in the United States as well as in Africa, even when they impinge (as they so often do) upon our family life. To my wife, Nicole, and my sons, Daniel, and Robert, thank you for your steady and constant love, patience, and support.

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