A Record of Publications from earlier than and through his life in Hong Kong on reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fleas and chook strikes


I’ve written a number of occasions (right here and right here) on JOHN DUDLEY ROMER (1920-1982) the doyen of herpetology in Hong Kong. Romer’s full-time job was head of pest management for the Hong Kong authorities. After his loss of life his papers had been deposited within the library of the Zoological Society of London. The final time I used to be there I didn’t have time to see what that Romer archive held. Then Jack Greatrex of the Division of Historical past within the College of Hong Kong contacted me. As a part of his analysis on the historical past of pest management he was going to be in London and supplied to ship me his gleanings from the ZSL library. I in fact accepted gratefully and Jack, now at Nanyang Technical College in Singapore, despatched me copies of a wealth of fabric, together with a curriculum vitae from round 1979, the time of Romer’s retirement from Hong Kong, and his earlier pocket book which included an inventory of his standard and scientific publications. The listing of publications in his CV particularly excludes standard publications. I’ve used these two sources as the premise of an entire listing of John Romer’s publications throughout all spheres of his actions from 1938 till a posthumous new version in 1983. Just a few extra publications got here to gentle in searches on-line however it’s potential that additional standard publications in newspapers and magazines stay to be discovered. A number of the element, like web page numbers, is incomplete. An extra go to to the ZSL library is required to be able to fill in practically all of that lacking data (marked in crimson beneath) but when anyone may also help within the meantime I might be most grateful. I do recognize that not many individuals are prone to have the Indian Military Ordnance Corps Gazette on their bookshelf.

John Dudley Romer I.S.O. M.B.E. F.I.Biol. C.M.Z.S.

9 September 1920 – 15 March 1982

Record of Publications 1938-1983

Compiled March 2023

1938

Romer JD. 1938. Fireplace-bellied and Yellow-bellied toads. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (June 1938).  quantity web page numbers

1939

Romer JD. 1939. The newts of the British Isles. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (Could 1939). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1939. Breeding the Noticed Salamander. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (June 1939).  quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1939. Amphibia amassing. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (August 1939). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1939. Breeding the Noticed Salamander. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (September 1939). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1939. The hibernation of European batrachians. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (October 1939). quantity web page numbers

1940

Romer JD. 1940. The habits of the Edible Frog. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (April 1940). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1940. The Midwife or Bell Toad. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (August 1940). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1940. Newts. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (October 1940). quantity web page numbers

Romer JD. 1940. The grotesque Axolotl. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (December 1940). quantity web page numbers

1941

Romer JD. 1941. Adaptation to atmosphere in amphibia. Aquarist and Pondkeeper (January 1941). quantity web page numbers

1942

Romer JD. 1942. A plea for amphibia.[Letter] Nation Life 91 (No 2362), 815.

1943

Romer JD. 1943. Do you have to kill that snake? Illustrated Weekly of India 64 (8) (21 February 1943). quantity web page numbers

1944

Romer JD. 1944. Serpents of the ocean [Sea snake from Bombay, Letter]. Nation Life 95 (18 February 1944), 296.

Romer JD. 1944. Memorandum for the remedy of snake chew. Indian Military Ordnance Corps Gazette 22 (4) (April 1944). web page numbers

Romer JD. 1944. Egg-laying interval of the Frequent Indian Monitor. Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 44, 600.

1945

Romer JD. 1945. The hatching of lizard eggs. [Letter] Nation Life 97 (No 2511) (2 March 1945), 386.

Romer JD.1945  A brand new report of a uncommon snake (Natrix xenura) from Assam. Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 45, 540-431.

1946

Romer JD. 1946. Aquatic snakes from India. Water Life 1 (1) (New concern) (April 1946). quantity web page numbers

1947

Romer JD. 1947. Notes on the screens. Aquarist and Pondkeeper 12 (3) (June 1947) 70-71.

Romer JD. 1947. Longevity of Natterjack Toads. Aquarist and Pondkeeper 12 (August 1947). web page numbers

Romer JD.1947 An unusual behavior noticed within the frog Rana erythraea Schleg. Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 47, 173-174.

1948

Romer JD. 1948. Notes on the geckoes. Aquarist and Pondkeeper 13 (3) (June 1948), 86-87.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 18 July 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong (2) – What to do in emergency. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 25 July 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong (3) – The geckoes. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 1 August 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong (4) – Sea snakes. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 8 August 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong (5) – Our harmful land snakes. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 15 August 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. Reptile life in Hong Kong (6) – Indian python. Hong Kong Sunday Herald. 29 August 1948.

Romer JD. 1948. An extension of the identified vary of Bandicota nemorivaga (Hodgson) in China. Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 47, 546.

1949

Romer JD. 1949. Uncommon coloration of Rana limnocharis (Boie) Wiegm. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 19, 45-46.

Romer JD. 1949. Notes on the frog, Kaloula pulchra Grey. Lacerta 7 (4) (January 1949). [In Dutch] web page numbers

Romer JD. 1949 Herpetological observations in Assam and Bengal (1944). Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society

48, 374-376.

Romer JD. 1949. Naturally occurring albinism in a specimen of Rattus norvegicus Berkenhout. Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 48, 579-580.

1950

Romer JD. 1950. Record of geckoes identified to happen within the Colony of Hong Kong. Copeia, 1950, 54-55.

1951

Romer JD. 1951. The incidence of the lizard Gekko gecko within the Colony of Hong Kong. Copeia. 1951, 80.

Romer JD. 1951. Introducing the geckoes. Zoo Life 6 (1) (Spring 1951), 26-28.

Romer JD. 1951 Observations on the habits and life-history of the Chinese language Newt, Cynops chinensis Grey. Copeia, 1951, 213-219.

Pope CH, Romer, JD. 1951 A brand new ranid frog (Staurois) from the Colony of Hongkong. Fieldiana—Zoology 31, 609-6l2.

Romer JD. 1951. A temple of snakes. Aquarist and Pondkeeper 16 (7) (October 1951), 150.

Romer JD. 1951. Floor-locomotion of sure frogs (Rana), and the incidence of R. taipehensis Van Denburgh in India.  Journal of the Bombay Pure Historical past Society 50, 414-415.

Romer JD. 1951. Survey of fleas from ‘home’ rats within the Colony of Hong Kong. Journal of Tropical Drugs and Hygiene 34, 33-36.

1952

Romer JD. 1952. A brand new report of a little-known Snake, Opisthotropis andersoni (Boulenger), from Hong Kong. Copeia 1952, 46-47.

Romer JD. 1952. Racial variation in Frequent African Toads. Nigerian Area 17, 82?-? web page numbers

Romer JD. 1952. White-lipped Pit Viper. Zoo Life 7 (4) (Winter 1952). web page numbers

1953

Romer JD. 1953. Introducing some frequent Nigerian reptiles. Nigerian Area 18, 70-75.

Romer JD. 1953. Reptiles and amphibians collected within the Port Harcourt space of Nigeria. Copeia 1953, 121-123.

Romer JD. 1953. Coloration of the snake Elaphe moellendorffi  Copeia 1953, 123-124.

1954

Romer JD. 1954. Notes on sea snakes (Hydrophiidae) occurring in or close to Hong Kong Territorial Waters. Hong Kong College Fisheries Journal  1954(1), 35-37.

1955

Romer JD. 1955. 1955 An Australian skink, Egernia depressa (Günther), launched into Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Organic Circle, No. 3, 5.

Romer JD. 1955 Home fleas identified to happen in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Organic Circle, No. 3, 7-8.

1958

Romer JD. 1958. Cetaceans recorded from inside or close to Hong Kong territorial waters. Hong Kong College Fisheries Journal 1958 (2), 127-129.

Romer JD. 1958. Incidence of the ocean snake Hydrophis ornatus ornatus (Grey) close to Hong Kong. Hong Kong College Fisheries Journal 1958 (2), 129.

Romer JD. 1958. Partial albinism in a Chinese language Cobra, Naja naja (Linn.). Copeia 1958, 334.

1959

Romer JD. [anonymously] 1959. Assist to the Recognition of Venomous Snakes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Authorities Printer.

1960

Romer JD. 1960. Bats identified from Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 4, 1-4.

1961

Inger RF, Romer JD. 1961. A brand new pelobatid frog of the genus Megophrys from Hong Kong. Fieldiana—Zoology 39, 533-538.

Romer JD. 1961 Annotated guidelines with keys to the snakes of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 5, 1-14.

1963

Romer JD. 1963. Notes on the White-lipped Pit Viper, Trimeresurus albolabris Grey, in Hong Kong. In, Venomous and Toxic Animals and Noxious Vegetation of the Pacific Space edited by HL Keegan and WV Macfarlane, pp 379-384. New York: Pergamon.

Romer JD. 1963. 1963 Incidence of the Frequent Water Monitor, Varanus salvator (Laurenti), in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 6, 12.

Romer JD.1963. First report of the Gray Shrew, Crocidura a. attenuata Milne-Edwards, in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 6, 13.

1965

Romer JD. 1965. Illustrated Information to the Venomous Snakes of Hong Kong. Second (Revised) Version. Hong Kong: Authorities Printer.

1966

Romer JD. 1966. Additional information of bats in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 7, 4-5.

Romer JD. 1966. Overwintering eggs of the lizard Gekko gecko (L.).  Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 7, 11-12.

Romer JD. 1966.Two colubrid snakes not beforehand recorded from Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 7, 13-14.

Romer JD.1966. The frog Microhyla butleri Boulenger present in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 7, 15.

Romer JD. 1966 Lengthy-tailed Macaques in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 7, 16.

1969

Malnate EV, Romer JD. 1969. A snake new to the fauna of Hong Kong and China: Amphiesma atemporalis (Bourret). Notulae naturae of the Academy of Pure Sciences of Philadelphia  No 424, 1–8.

1970

Romer JD. 1970. Revised annotated guidelines with keys to the snakes of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 8, 1-22.

Romer JD. 1970. Chook issues at Hong Kong airport. In Proceedings of the World Convention on Chook Hazards to Plane (Kingston, Ontario 2-5 September 1969), pp.77 and 79-86. Ottawa: Nationwide Analysis Council of Canada.

1974

Romer JD. 1974. Annotated guidelines with keys to the bats of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 9, 1-6.

Romer JD. 1974 Notes on a specimen of the snake Natrix percarinata (Boulenger) from Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 9, 20.

Romer JD. 1974. Notes on the care and breeding of tree squirrels Callosciurus spp. Worldwide Zoo Yearbook 14, 115-116.

Romer JD. 1974. Milk evaluation and weaning within the Lesser Malay Chevrotain Tragulus javanicus. Worldwide Zoo Yearbook 14, 179-180.

1975

Romer JD. 1975. Annotated guidelines with keys to the lizards of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 10, 1-13.

Romer JD. 1975. Hong Kong’s “New” Zoo. Worldwide Zoo Information 22 (5) No 129, p 33.

1977

Romer JD. 1977. Illustrated Information to the Venomous Snakes of Hong Kong. Sixth (Up to date) Impression of Second (Revised) Version 1965. Hong Kong: Authorities Printer.

Romer JD. 1977. Reptiles new to Hong Kong. Journal of the Hong Kong Department of The Royal Asiatic Society 17, 232-234.

Romer JD. 1977. Incidence of the frogs Rana paraspinosa and Rana spinosa in Hong Kong. Journal of the Hong Kong Department of The Royal Asiatic Society 17, 237-238.

1978

Romer JD. 1978. Annotated guidelines with keys to the chelonians of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 12, 1-10.

Romer JD. 1978. Brook’s gecko present in Macau. Journal of the Hong Kong Department of The Royal Asiatic Society 18, 191.

Romer, JD. 1978: First report of the pelobatid frog Leptobrachium pelodytoides Boulenger in Hong Kong. Journal of the Hong Kong Department of The Royal Asiatic Society 18: 211-212.

1979

Romer JD. 1979. The Pink-necked Keelback, a venomous snake of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: City Council.

Romer JD. 1979. Captive care and breeding of a little-known Chinese language snake Elaphe porphyracea nigrofasciata. Worldwide Zoo Yearbook 19, 92-94.

Romer JD. 1979. Second revised annotated guidelines with keys to the snakes of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 14, 1-23.

Romer JD. 1979. Annotated guidelines with keys to the grownup amphibians of Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Pure Historical past Society No. 15, 1-14.

1980

Risch J-P, Romer JD. 1980. Origin and taxonomic standing of the salamander Cynops shataukokensis. Journal of Herpetology  14, 337-341.

1981

Romer JD. 1981. Notes on the geckos of Hong Kong. Herptile 6, 18-19.

1983

Romer JD, Bogadek A. 1983. Illustrated information to the venomous snakes of Hong Kong. With suggestions for first help remedy of bites. Third Version. Hong Kong: City Council.

The above  Publication Record will be downloaded as a pdf HERE

John Romer dealing with a Wagler’s Pit Viper
at a temple in Penang. September 1950
(Aquarist & Pondkeeper, October 1951)

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