Madison Area Herpetological Society

Herpetological Terms and Definitions

Often when talking about reptiles and amphibians with fellow keepers, you will hear terms like “het” or “exothermic,” and may not always know what it means. ¬†Below is a reptile keepers guide to herpetological terms and their definitions. ¬†Keep an eye out as this list will be updated as we think of more.