This bibliography of the herpetology of Japan was published in 1949 in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol 93, Article 6. It includes an overview of the literature available at the time.
This Index is divided into two sections, one for the Class Amphibia and one for the Class Reptilia, and these are again subdivided into orders, the Order Squamata being further divided into suborders. (Amphibia: Caudata; Salientia. Reptilia: Testudinata; Squamata: Sauria, Serpentes.) Specific names appearing in the literature so indexed are listed alphabetically under the generic names. Vernacular names used in more general discussions precede the names listed by genus and species.