Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

George Zug

Emeritus Curator
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., Albright College, 1960
  • M.S., University of Florida, 1963
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1968
Research Interests

Herpetology/biology and systematics of amphibians and reptiles; currently focused on the systematics of the herpetofauna of Oceania and Burma.

Publications
Article
  • Miller, Aryeh H. and Zug, George R. 2016. "An enigmatic ^Lygosoma^ (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from northern Myanmar." Herpetological Review 47 (3):373–374.
  • Lee, Justin L., Myint, Kyaw Thura, Mulcahy, Daniel G., and Zug, George R. 2015. "Three Colubrid Snakes New To Myanmar." Herpetology Notes 8:217–220.
  • Zug, George R. 2015. "Morphology and systematics of Kalophrynus interlineatus-pleurostigma populations (Anura, Microhylidae, Kalophryninae) and a taxonomy of the genus Kalophrynus Tschudi, Asian Sticky Frogs." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 62 (5):135–190.
  • Mulcahy, Daniel G., Martínez-Gómez, Juan E., Aguirre-León, Gustavo, Cervantes-Pasqualli, Juan, and Zug, George R. 2014. "Rediscovery of an Endemic Vertebrate from the Remote Islas Revillagigedo in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: The Clarión Nightsnake Lost and Found." PLoS ONE 9 (5):1–8. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097682
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang, Botov, Andreas, Le, Minh Duc, Nophaseud, Liphone, Zug, George R., Bonkowski, Michael, and Ziegler, Thomas. 2014. "A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos." Zootaxa 3827 (1):45–56.
  • Zug, George R. 2014. "Comment on the proposed confirmation of the availability of Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Squamata, Elapidae)." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71 (4):252–253.
  • Zug, George R. and Kaiser, Hinrich. 2014. "A new species of four-toed skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Carlia peronii species group) from Pulau Sukur, Indonesia, and biogeographic notes on the herpetofauna of Flores and Komodo." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126 (4):379–392. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-126.4.379
  • Böhm, Monika, Collen, Ben, Baillie, Jonathan E. M., Bowles, Philip, Chanson, Janice, Cox, Neil, Hammerson, Geoffrey, Hoffmann, Michael, Livingstone, Suzanne R., Ram, Mala, Rhodin, Anders G. J., Stuart, Simon N., van Dijk, Peter Paul, Young, Bruce E., Afuang, Leticia E., Aghasyan, Aram, García, Andrés, Aguilar, Cé, Ajtic, Rastko, Akarsu, Ferdi, Alencar, Laura R. V., Allison, Allen, Ananjeva, Natalia, Anderson, Steve, Andrén, Claes et al. 2013. "The conservation status of the world’s reptiles." Biological Conservation 157:372–385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.07.015
  • Fisher, Robert N., Uili, Moeumu, Enoka, Fialelei, and Zug, George R. 2013. "Clarifying the distributional records for Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Bleeker, 1860) from Central Oceania." Herpetology Notes 6:247–250.
  • Zug, George R. 2013. "Literature resources For “Reptiles And Amphibians Of The Pacific Islands: a comprehensive guide”." Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (143): 1–32.
  • Zug, George R. and Kaiser, Hinrich. 2013. "Comment on the proposed conservation of Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae) by designation of a neotype for its type species Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi, 1838." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71 (1):28.
  • Zug, George R. and Kaiser, Hinrich. 2013. "Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838 (Amphibia, Anura, Microhylidae): proposed conservation by designation of a neotype for its type species Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi, 1838." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70 (2):86–88.
  • Zug, George R. 2012. "Lizards of Tonga with a description of a new Tongan treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis Group)." Pacific Science 66 (2):225–237. https://doi.org/10.2984/66.2.9
  • Zug, George R. 2012. "A new species of treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis species group) from Rotuma, south-central Pacific." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (1):74–84. https://doi.org/10.2988/11-24.1
  • Zug, George R. and Fisher, R. N. 2012. "A preliminary assessment of the Nactus pelagicus species group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in New Guinea and a new species from the Admiralty Islands." Zootaxa 3257:22–37.
  • Austin, Christopher C., Rittmeyer, Eric N., Oliver, Lauren A., Andermann, John O., Zug, George R., Rodda, Gordon H., and Jackson, Nathan D. 2011. "The bioinvasion of Guam: inferring geographic origin, pace, pattern and process of an invasive lizard (Carlia) in the Pacific using multi-locus genomic data." Biological Invasions 13 (9):1951–1967. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-011-0014-y
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2988/10-34.1
  • Zug, George R., Hamilton, Alison M., and Austin, Christopher C. 2011. "A new Emoia samoensis group lizard (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Cook Islands, South-central Pacific." Zootaxa 2765:47–57.
  • Austin, Christopher C., Rittmeyer, Eric N., Richards, Stephen J., and Zug, George R. 2010. "Molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and body size evolution in Pacific crocodile skinks Tribolonotus (Squamata; Scincidae)." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:227–236.
  • Balmer, Oliver, Ciofi, Claudio, Galbraith, David A., Swingland, Ian R., Zug, George R., and Caccone, Adalgisa. 2010. "Population genetic structure of Aldabra giant tortoises." Journal of Heredity 102 (1):29–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esq096
  • Furness, Andrew I., McDiarmid, Roy W., Heyer, W. Ronald, and Zug, George R. 2010. "Oviduct modifications in foam-nesting frogs, with emphasis on the genus Leptodactylus (Amphibia, Leptodactylidae)." South American Journal of Herpetology 5 (1):13–29. https://doi.org/10.2994/057.005.0102
  • Hamilton, Alison M., Zug, George R., and Austin, Christopher C. 2010. "Biogeographic anomaly or human introduction: a tree skink (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Cook Islands?." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100:318–328.
  • Watling, Dick, Wynn, Addison H., and Zug, George R. 2010. "Rediscovery of the Taveuni blind snake." Oryx 44 (2):165–166.
  • Zug, George R. 2010. "An Outlying Carlia Population from Java and Comments on Species Groups within the Genus Carlia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae)." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61 (8):389–408.
  • Zug, George R. 2010. "Speciation and dispersal in a low diversity taxon: the Slender Geckos Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia, Gekkonidae)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (631): 1–70. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.631
  • 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.
  • Curtin, A. J., Zug, George R., and Spotila, J. R. 2009. "Longevity and growth strategies of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in two American deserts." Journal of Arid Environments 73 (4-5):463–471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.11.011
  • Zug, George R. 2009. "Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) (Case 3463)." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66 (1):80–80.
  • 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.
  • Curtin, A. J., Zug, George R., Medic, P. A., and Spotila, J. R. 2008. "Assessing age in the desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii: testing skeletochronology with individuals of known age." Endangered Species Research 5 (1):21–27. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00108
  • Mahony, Stephen and Zug, George R. 2008. "Hemidactylus karenorum (Squamata, Gekkonidae) in India." Hamadryad 32 (1):73–75.
  • McMahan, Caleb D. and Zug, George R. 2007. "Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae): geographic variation in the morphology of Hemidactylus bowringii in Myanmar and Yunnan." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 58 (24):485–509.
  • Zug, George R., Balazs, George H., Wetherall, Jerry A., Parker, Denise M., and Murakawa, Shawn K. K. 2007. "Age and growth of Hawaiian green seaturtles (Chelonia mydas): an analysis based on skeletochronology." Fishery Bulletin 117–127.
  • Zug, George R., Vindum, Jens J., and Koo, Michelle. 2007. "Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae): taxonomic notes on tropical Asian Hemidactylus." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 58 (19):387–405.
  • Zug, George R. 2006. [Book review] "A Sheltered Life. The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise." Herpetological Review. 37 (3):374.
  • Zug, George R. 2006. "Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Islands Asia: A L. aureolineatus from Sulawesi." Hamadryad 30 (1):211–213.
  • Zug, George R. and Allison, Allen. 2006. "New Carlia fusca complex lizards (Reptilia : Squamata : Scincidae) from New Guinea, Papua-Indonesia." Zootaxa (1237): 27–44.
  • Zug, George R., Blackburn, John L., and Kyi, Sai Wunna. 2006. "Checkered Keelbacks (Xenochrophis-Reptilia: Serpentes: Natricidae) at the Moyingyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary, Myanmar." Hamadryad 30 (1):157–166.
  • Zug, George R., Brown, K. H., Schulte Iii, J. A., and Vindum, J. V. 2006. "Systematics of the gardern lizards, Calotes versicolor group (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae), in Myanmar: Central Dry Zone populations." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57 (2):35–68.
  • Zug, George R., Chaloupka, Milani, and Balazs, George H. 2006. "Age and Growth in Olive Ridley Seaturtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) from the North-Central Pacific: A Skeletochronological Analysis." Marine Ecology 27:263–270.
  • Couper, Patrick J., Wilmer, Jessica Worthington, Roberts, Lewis, Amey, Andrew P., and Zug, George R. 2005. "Skinks Currently Assigned to Carlia aerata (Scincidae: Lygosominae) of North-Eastern Queensland: A Preliminary Study of Cryptic Diversity and Two New Species." Australian Journal of Zoology 53 (1):35–49.
  • Zug, George R., Kyi, Sai Wunna, and Win, Htun. 2005. "Turtles in Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar." Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter (8): 4–4.
  • Zug, George R. 2004. "Systematics of the Carlia "fusca" Lizards (Squamata: Scincidae) of New Guinea and Nearby Islands." Bishop Museum Bulletin 5:1–84.
  • Zug, George R. 2004. "Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal: Biology, Systematics, Field Guide, ed. Schliech & KAstle." Herpetological Review 35 (1):88–90.
  • Glesenkamp, L., Zug, George R., and Mitchell, J. 2003. "Reproductive cycle of male snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) in southeastern Virginia." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4 (3):697–700.
  • Kyi, Sai Wunna and Zug, George R. 2003. "Unusual Foraging Behavior of Naja kaouthia at the Moyingue Wetlands Birds Sanctuary, Myanmar." Hamadryad 27 (2):265–266.
  • Kyi, Sai Wunna and Zug, George R. 2003. "Unusual Foraging Behavior of Naja kaouthia at the Moyingye Wetlands Bird Sanctuary, Myanmar." Hamadryad 27 (2):265–266.
  • Leviton, Alan E., Wogan, G., Koo, M., Zug, George R., Lucas, R., and Vindum, J. 2003. "The dangerously venomous snakes of Myanmar. Illustrated key and checklist." Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54:407–462.
  • Zug, George R., Watling, D., Alefaio, T., Alefaio, S., and Ludescher, C. 2003. "A new gecko (Lepidodactylus: Reptilia: Squamata) from Tuvalu, south-central Pacific." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116 (1):38–46.
  • McDiarmid, Roy W., de Queiroz, Kevin, Beaman, Kent, Crother, Brian, Etheridge, Richard, Flores Villela, Oscar, Frost, Darrel, Grismer, L. Lee, Hollingsworth, Bradford D., Kearney, Maureen, McGuire, Jimmy A., Wright, John, and Zug, George R. 2002. "Comment on the proposed precedence of the specific name of Euphryne obesus Baird, 1859 over that of Sauromalus ater Dumeril, 1856 (Reptilia, Squamata)." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 59 (1):45–48.
  • Schmalz, Timothy D. and Zug, George R. 2002. "Observations on Geographic Variation in the Asian Frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Anura: Ranidae)." Hamadryad 27 (1):90–98.
  • Zug, George R. and Balazs, George H. 2000. "Estimating Age in Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles by Skeletochronology." NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC 436:127–128.
  • Austin, C. C. and Zug, George R. 1999. "Molecular and Morphological Evolution in the South-Central Pacific Skink Emoia tongana (Reptilia: Squamata): Uniformity and Human-mediated Dispersal." Australian Journal of Zoology 47:425–437.
  • Ota, H., Fisher, R., Ineich, I., Case, T., Radtkey, R., and Zug, George R. 1998. "A New Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vanuatu." Herpetologica 54 (3):325–332.
  • Zug, George R. 1998. "Australian Populations of the Nactus pelagicus Complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)." Memoirs Queensland Museum 42 (2):613–626.
  • Zug, George R. 1998. "Galápagos Tortoise Nomenclature: Still Unresolved." Chelonian Conservation Biology 2 (4):618–619.
  • Zug, George R. and Glor, R. E. 1998. "Estimates of age and growth in a population of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) from the Indian River lagoon system, Florida: a skeletochronological analysis." Canadian Journal of Zoology 76 (8):1497–1506.
  • Zug, George R., Win, H., Thin, T., Min, T. Z., Lhon, W. Z., and Kyaw, K. 1998. "Herpetofauna of the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, North-Central Myanmar with preliminary observations of their natural history." Hamadryad 23 (2):111–120.
  • Chaloupka, M. and Zug, George R. 1997. "A polyphasic growth function for the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii." Fishery Bulletin 95 (4):849–856.
  • Parham, James F. and Zug, George R. 1997. "Age and Growth of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) of Coastal Georgia: An Assessment of Skeletochronogical Age-Estimates." Bulletin of Marine Science 61 (2):287–304.
  • Zug, George R. 1997. "Look Inside Reptiles (review)." Science Activities 33 (3):44.
  • Zug, George R. 1997. "Striped Skinks of Oceania: the Status of Emoia caeruleocauda in Fiji." Pacific Science 51 (2):183–188.
  • Zug, George R. 1997. "Review. Tadpoles." Science Books & Films 33 (2):52.
  • Zug, George R. and Gill, B. J. 1997. "Morphological variation of Emoia murphyi (Lacertilia: Scincidae) on islands of the southwest Pacific." Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27 (2):235–242.
  • Zug, George R. and Ineich, I. 1997. "The Tongan Giant Lizard Tachygyia. Extinct or Extant?." Cryptozoology 12:30–35.
  • Zug, George R., Kalb, Heather J., and Luzar, Stephen J. 1997. "Age and Growth in Wild Kemp's Ridley Seaturtles Lepidochelys kempii from Skeletochronological Data." Biological Conservation 80:261–268.
  • Ineich, Ivan and Zug, George R. 1996. "Tachygyia, the giant Tongan skink: extinct or extant?." Cryptozoology 12:30–35.
  • Parham, J. F., Dodd, C. K., and Zug, George R. 1996. "Skeletochronological age estimates for the Red Hills salamander, Phaeognathus hubrichti." Journal of Herpetology 30 (3):401–404.
  • Parham, James F. and Zug, George R. 1996. "Chelonia agassizii —Valid or Not?." Marine Turtle Newsletter (72): 2–4.
  • Zug, George R. and Parham, J. F. 1996. "Age and Growth in Leatherback Turtles, Dermochelys coriacea (Testudines: Dermochelyidae): A Skeletochronological Analysis." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2 (2):244–249.
  • Flores-Villela, O. and Zug, George R. 1995. "Reproductive Biology of the "Chopontil," Claudius angustatus (Testudines: Kinosternidae), in Southern Veracruz, Mexico." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1 (3):181–186.
  • Gill, B. J., Rinke, D. R., and Zug, George R. 1995. "Emoia adspersa (Lacertilia: Scincidae)—Confirmed in Tonga." Record of Auckland Institute and Museum 31:215–217.
  • Mitchell, Joseph C. and Zug, George R. 1995. "Keys to the known amphibians and reptiles of the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal." Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (106): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.23317515.106.1
  • Zug, George R. 1995. "What Is a Reptile." Sci Books Films 31 (6):179.
  • Zug, George R., Balazs, George H., and Wetherall, J. A. 1995. "Growth in Juvenile Loggerhead Seaturtles (Caretta-Caretta) in the North Pacific Pelagic Habitat." Copeia (2): 484–487.
  • Zug, George R. and Ineich, I. 1995. "A New Skink (Emoia, Lacertilia, Reptilia) from the Forest of Fiji." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108 (3):395–400.
  • Zug, George R. and Moon, B. R. 1995. "Systematics of the Pacific Slender-Toed Geckos, Nactus-Pelagicus Complex - Oceania, Vanuatu, and Solomon-Islands Populations." Herpetologica 51 (1):77–90.
  • Crombie, Ronald I. and Zug, George R. 1994. "kempii is the Correct Spelling for Kemp's Ridley Turtle." Marine Turtle Newsletter (67): 2.
  • Ernst, C. H. and Zug, George R. 1994. "Observations on the Reproductive-Biology of the Spotted Turtle, Clemmys-Guttata, in Southeastern Pennsylvania." Journal of Herpetology 28 (1):99–102.
  • Ineich, I. and Zug, George R. 1994. "Un Lézard Endémique des Iles Fidji, le Gecko de Mann, Lepidodactylus manni Schmidt, 1923." Revue francaise d'Aquariologie 20:93–96.
  • Zug, George R. 1994. "[Review of] Snakes." A Natural History.Science Books & Films 30 (6):167.
  • Zug, George R. 1994. "[Review of] Endoglyphs and Other Major Venomous Snakes of the World. A Checklist. 1993. By P. Golay, et al." Copeia 1994 (4):1069–1071.
  • Zug, George R. 1994. "North American box turtles. A continuing concern." Newsletter of the Virginia Hepetological Society 4 (2):1–2.
  • Zug, George R. and Ernst, C. H. 1994. "Lepidochelys." Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 587:1–6.
  • Zug, George R. and Ineich, Ivan. 1993. "Review of the biology and morphology of the Fijian bola, Ogmodon vitianus (Elapidae)." The Snake 25:9–20.
  • Ineich, I. and Zug, George R. 1991. "Nomenclatural Status of Emoia-Cyanura (Lacertilia, Scincidae) Populations in the Central Pacific." Copeia (4): 1132–1136.
  • Ineich, Ivan and Zug, George R. 1991. "Nomenclatural Status of Emoia cyanura (Lacertilia, Scincidae) Populations in the Central Pacific." Copeia 1991 (1):1132–1135.
  • Kalb, Heather and Zug, George R. 1990. "Age Estimates for a Population of American Toads Bufo americanus (Salientia: Bufonidae)), in Northern Virginia." Brimleyana 16:79–86.
  • Zug, George R. 1990. "Review of: Reptiles and Amphibians." Copeia 599.
  • Zug, George R. 1990. "Age Determination of Long-lived Reptiles: Some Techniques for Seaturtles." Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Paris 11:219–222.
  • Mitchell, Joseph C. and Zug, George R. 1989. "Ecological Observations on the Gecko Hemidactylus brookii in Nepal." Amphibia-Reptilia 9:405–413.
  • Zug, George R. 1989. "Review of: Living Snakes of the World." American Scientist 77:594–595.
  • Zug, George R. 1989. "Heteronota pelagica Girard, 1857 (currently Gymnodactylus, Cyrtodactylus, Nactus pelagicus; Reptilia, Sauria): Proposed Conservation of the Specific Name." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 46:38–40.
  • Zug, George R. and Kalb, Heather. 1989. "Skeletochronological Age Estimates for Juvenile Lepidochelys kempii from the Atlantic Coast of North America." NOAA Tech.Memo 271–273.
  • Zug, George R., Springer, Victor G., Williams, Jeffrey T., and Johnson, G. David. 1989. "The Vertebrates of Rotuma and Surrounding Waters." Atoll Research Bulletin 316:1–25. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.316.1
  • Zug, George R. 1988. "Biological Biography of Philippine Butaan. Gray's Monitor Lizard." Naturalist Review 6–7.
  • Zug, George R. 1988. "Frogs and Toads of the World." Science Activities 25 (4):44.
  • Zug, George R. 1987. "Amphibians and Reptiles of the Outamba-Kilimi Region, Sierra Leone." Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 33:1–4.
  • Zug, George R. and Rand, Austin Stanley. 1987. "Estimation of Age in Nesting Female Iguana iguana: Testing Skeletochronology in a Tropical Lizard." Amphibia-Reptilia 8:237–250.
  • Zug, George R. 1986. "Sternotherus." Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 397:1–3.
  • Zug, George R., Wynn, Addison H., and Ruckdeschel, Carol. 1986. "Age determination of loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, by incremental growth marks in the skeleton." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (427): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.427
  • Wynn, Addison H. and Zug, George R. 1985. "Observations on the Reproductive Biology of Candoia carinata (Serpentes, Boidae)." The Snake 17:15–24.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "Pacific Island Lizards - Status of Type Specimens from the United-States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842." Copeia (1): 150–154.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "Anuran Locomotion - Fatigue and Jumping Performance." Herpetologica 41 (2):188–194.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "A New Skink (Reptilia, Sauria, Leiolopisma) from Fiji." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98 (1):221–231.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "Review of "The Rattlesnake"." Science Books and Films 20 (4):219.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "Review of "The Alligator"." Science Books and Films 20 (5):309.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "What's Under That Rock?." Science Activities 22 (4):45.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. [Book review] ""The Book of Indian Reptiles" by J. C. Daniel." Herpetologica. 41 (2):236–237.
  • Zug, George R. 1985. "Cyrtodactylus pelagicus: Correct Usage." Herpetologica 16 (3):67.
  • Zug, George R. and Balazs, George H. 1985. "Skeletochronological Age Estimates for Hawaiian Green Turtles." Marine Turtle Newsletter 33:9–10.
  • Mitchell, Joseph C. and Zug, George R. 1984. "Spermatogenic cycle of Nerodia taxispilota (Serpentes: Colubridae) in South Central Virginia." Herpetologia 40 (2):200–204.
  • Zug, George R. 1984. "[Review]. "Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology. Essays in Honor of Ernest E. Williams"." Copeia (2): 554–556.
  • Zug, George R. 1983. "Natural History Notes on the Fijian Ground Frog (Ranidae: Platymantis vitianus)." Herpetological Review 14 (3):68–69.
  • Zug, George R., Wynn, Addison H., and Ruckdeschel, Carol. 1983. "Age Estimates of Cumberland Island Loggerhead Sea Turtles." Marine Turtle News (25): 9–11.
  • Irish, F. J. and Zug, George R. 1982. "Biography and bibliography of James A. Peters." Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (51): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.23317515.51.1
  • Ruckdeschel, C. and Zug, George R. 1982. "Mortality of Sea Turtles Caretta-Caretta in Coastal Waters of Georgia." Biological Conservation 22 (1):5–9.
  • Zug, George R. 1982. "Pacific Herpetology: Some Recent Books." Herpetologica 38 (3):445–446.
  • Zug, George R. 1982. "Comments on the Proposed Conservation of Rana sphenocephala Cope, 1886. Z.N.(S.) 2141." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 39 (2):80–82.
  • Zug, George R., Barber, M. M., and Dudley, J. C. 1982. "Gonadal Histology and Reproduction in Carlia-Bicarinata (Scincidae, Sauria, Reptilia) of the Port-Moresby Area, Papua-New-Guinea." Herpetologica 38 (3):418–425.
  • Zug, George R. 1981. "1980 Marine Turtle Stranding Survey, Cumberland Island, Georgia." SEAN Bulletin 6 (2):20–21.
  • Menzies, J. and Zug, George R. 1979. "Papuan Tree Frogs of the Litoria thesaurensis Group (Salientia: Hylidae)." Micronesica 15 (1-2):325–333.
  • Zug, George R. and Altig, Ronald. 1979. "Anuran Locomotion—Structure and Function: The Jumping Forces of Frogs." Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 68 (4):144–147.
  • Zug, George R., Hedges, S. Blair, and Sunkel, Sara. 1979. "Variation in reproductive parameters of three neotropical snakes, Coniophanes fissidens, Dipsas catesbyi, and Imantodes cenchoa." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (300): 1–20. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.300
  • Zug, George R. and Zug, P. B. 1979. "The marine toad, Bufo marinus: a natural history resume of native populations." Smithsoian Contributions to Zoology 284:
  • Zug, George R. and Zug, Patricia B. 1979. "The marine toad, Bufo marinus : a natural history resumé of native populations." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (284): 1–58. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.284
  • Zug, George R. 1978. "Anuran locomotion-structure and function." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (276): 1–31. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.276
  • Zug, George R. 1978. "Once More into the Loch." 1978 Yearbook of Science and the Future 154–169.
  • Orejas-Moranda, B., Zug, George R., Garcia, D., and Achaval, F. 1977. "Scale Organs on the Head of Leptotyphlops (Reptiles, Serpentes): A Variational Study." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 90 (2):209–213.
  • Zug, George R. 1977. "The Matamata (Testudines: Chelidae) Is Chelus not Chelys." Herpetologica 33 (1):53–54.
  • Zug, George R. 1977. "Distribution and Variation of Leptotyphlops-Tricolor." Copeia (4): 744–745.
  • Busack, S. D. and Zug, George R. 1976. "Observations on the Tadpoles of Pelobates cultripes from Southern Spain." Herpetologica 32 (2):151–160.
  • Wake, D. B., Zweifel, R. G., Dessauer, H. C., Wace, G. W., Pianka, E. R., Rabb, G. B., Ruibal, R., Wright, J. W., and Zug, George R. 1975. "Report of the Committee on Resources in Herpetology." Copeia 1975 (2):391–404.
  • Zug, George R., Lindgren, E., and Pippet, J. R. 1975. "Distribution and Ecology of Marine Toad, Bufo-Marinus, in Papua-New-Guinea." Pacific Science 29 (1):31–50.
  • Orejàs-Miranda, Braulio R. and Zug, George R. 1974. "A New Tricolor Leptotyphlops (Reptilia: Serpentes) from Peru." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 87:167–174.
  • Zug, George R. 1974. "Crocodilian Galloping - Unique Gait for Reptiles." Copeia (2): 550–552.
  • Zug, George R. 1973. "Searching for Hidden Animals. An Inquiry into Zoological Mysteries. [Review]." Cryptozoology 1:84–85.
  • Zug, George R. 1972. "Anuran Locomotion - Structure and Function .1. Preliminary Observations on Relation between Jumping and Osteometrics of Appendicular and Postaxial Skeleton." Copeia (4): 613–624.
  • Zug, George R. 1972. "Critique of Walk Pattern Analysis of Symmetrical Quadrupedal Gaits." Animal Behaviour 20 (3):436–438.
  • Zug, George R. 1972. "Walk Pattern Analysis of Cryptodiran Turtle Gaits." Animal Behaviour 20 (3):439–443.
  • Zug, George R. 1971. "Buoyancy, Locomotion, Morphology of the Pelvic Girdle and Hindlimbs and Systematics of Crypotodiran Turtles." Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (142): 1–98.
  • Zug, George R. 1971. "The distribution and patterns of the major arteries of the Iguanids and comments on the intergeneric relationships of Iguanids (Reptilia: Lacertilia)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (83): 1–23. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.83
  • Zug, George R. 1971. "American Musk Turtles, Sternothaerus or Sternotherus." Herpetologica 27 (4):446–449.
  • Zug, George R. and Schwartz, A. 1971. ""Deirochelys, D. reticularia."." Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (107): 1–3.
  • Jacobs, George, Zug, George R., and Peters, James Arthur. 1970. "Herpetology - by I.S. Darevskii." Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (22):
  • Zug, George R. 1970. "Index. The Salamanders Of The Family Plethodontidae (by Emmett Reid Dunn)." Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service (19):
  • Zug, George R. 1970. "Intergradation of the Two Rhineura (Reptile) Populations in Central Florida and Comments on Its Scale Reduction." Journal of Herpetology 4:123–129.
  • Zug, George R. and Crombie, Ronald I. 1970. "Modifications of the Taylor Enzyme Method of Clearing and Staining for Amphibians and Reptiles." Herpetological Review 2:49–50.

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  • Kaiser, Hinrich, Zug, George R., and Bauer, Aaron M. 2018. "Germany’s Zoological Collections: an International and Personal View on an Important Historical and Contemporary Scientific Resource." in Zoological Collections of Germany, edited by Beck, L. A., 7–15. Springer International Publications.
  • Gotte, Steve W., Jacobs, Jeremy F., and Zug, George R. 2016. "Preserving reptiles for research." in Reptile Ecology and Conservation, A Handbook of Techniques, edited by Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr., 73–86. London: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0006
  • Zug, George R. 2011. "Tropical Asian Dry Forest Amphibians and Reptiles: A regional comparison of ecological communities." in The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forest in Asia, edited by McShea, William J., Davies, Stuart James, and Bjumpakpjan, Naris., 275–303. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Zug, George R. 2009. "Reptiles (Vertebrata: Reptilia) of the Gulf of Mexico." in Gulf of Mexico origin, waters, and biota. Volume 1, Biodiversity, edited by Felder, Darryl L. and Camp, David K., 1317–1320. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press.
  • Zug, George R. 2004. "Foreword." in Snakes of India. A Field Guide, edited by Whitaker, R. and Captain, A., vii–viii. Draco Press.
  • Zug, George R. 1999. "Foreword:." in Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, edited by Crother, B. I., xi. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Bjorndal, Karen and Zug, George R. 1995. "Growth and Age of Sea Turtles." in Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, edited by Bjorndal, K. A., 599–600. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Zug, George R. and Mitchell, J. C. 1995. "Amphibians and Reptiles of the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal." in Asiatic Herpetological Research, 172–180.
  • Zug, George R. 1989. "Walking, Running, and Crawling." in Crocodiles and Alligators, edited by Ross, C. A., 46. Oxford: Facts on File, New York.
  • Zug, George R. 1986. "Leaps and Bounds. Why Have Frogs Lost Their Tails?." in The Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, edited by Halliday, T. R. and Adler, K., 56–57.
  • Zug, George R. 1983. "Bufo marinus." in Costa Rican Natural History, edited by Janzen, D., 386–387.
  • Zug, George R. 1979. "The Endoskeleton: The Comparative Anatomy of the Girdles, the Sternum, and the Paired Appendages." in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, edited by Wake, M., 238–264. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Zug, George R. 1974. "Locomotion." in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15–24.
  • Zug, George R. 1971. "The Musculoskeletal System: An Evolutionary Perspective." in Chordate Structure and Function, 200–241. New York: Macmillan Co.

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