Wade Fox

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Wade R. Fox (1920–1964) was a U.S. zoologist and herpetologist from the University of California, Berkeley. He specialized in the anatomy of snakes and the systematics of the western Garter snakes.


Wade Fox was Curatorial Assistant of Herpetology in the University of California, Berkeley in 1943–1949 and PhD student of Robert C. Stebbins in 1946–1950. The dissertation topic was “Biology of the Garter Snakes of the San Francisco Bay Region”.[1] Later he bacame President of Herpetologists' League and one of editors of Copeia.[2]

Wade Fox died of a heart attack in 1964.[2]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Fox, W. (1951). "Relationships among the garter snakes of the Thamnophis elegans rassenkreis". Univ. California Publ. Zool. 50: 485–529. 
  • Fox, W. (1951). "The status of the gartersnake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia". Copeia: 257–267. 
  • Fox, W. (1954). "Genetic and environmental variation in the timing of the reproductive cycles of male garter snakes". J. Morphol. 95: 415–450. 


  1. ^ Rodríguez-Robles J. A., Good D. A., Wake D. B. (2003). "Brief history of herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a list of type specimens of recent amphibians and reptiles" (PDF). University of California Publications in Zoology 131: 1–119. ISSN 0068-6506. 
  2. ^ a b Beolens B., Watkins M., Grayson M. (2003). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. JHU Press. p. 93. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Dessauer H. C. (1965). "Wade Fox, Jr., 1920–1964". Copeia (1): 123.