Jonathan A. Campbell

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Jonathan Atwood Campbell
Born (1947-05-13) May 13, 1947 (age 69)
Citizenship American
Fields Biology, Herpetology
Alma mater University of Texas at Arlington, University of Kansas
Known for Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, reptiles and amphibians of Mesoamerica
Notable awards Herpetologists' League Distinguished Herpetologist
Author abbrev. (zoology) Campbell

Jonathan Atwood Campbell (born 13 May 1947) is an American herpetologist. He is currently professor of Biology at University of Texas at Arlington. He was a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas.[1][2]

Campbell earned his Batchelor of Science in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, and he earned his PhD degree in Systematics and Ecology in 1982 at University of Kansas.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • June 2014 - Distinguished Honoree
  • March 2014 - Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • August 2012 - Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology
  • June 2008 - W. Frank Blair Eminent Naturalist Award
  • June 2003 - Texas Distinguished Scientist
  • May 2000 - Nominee, Piper Professor Award
  • February 2000 - Research Associate
  • January 2000 - Scientific Achievement Award
  • June 1999 - Distinguished Herpetologist of the Herpetologists’ League
  • May 1999 - Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • May 1998 - Distinguished Record of Research Award
  • May 1990 - Excellence in Research Award
  • May 1990 - Chancellor’s Council Excellence in Teaching Award


Named after him[edit]

Taxa named after him include:

Described by him[edit]

Taxa he described include:


  • Campbell, J. A., and W. W. Lamar. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. xiv pp. + 430 pp., 568 figures, 109 distribution maps, 31 tables (ISBN 0-8014-2059-8).
  • Campbell, J. A., and E. D. Brodie, Jr., eds. 1992. Biology of the Pitvipers. Selva, Tyler, Texas. xi + 567 pp., 200 figs., 100 tables, and 17 plates with 122 color illustrations. (ISBN 0-9630537-0-1).
  • Campbell, J. A. 1998. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, Yucatán, and Belize. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma. 367 pp. (ISBN 0-8061-3064-4).
  • McDiarmid, R. W., J. A. Campbell, and T. A. Touré. 1999. Snake Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Vol. 1. The Herpetologists League, Washington, D. C. xi + 511 pp. Anticipated dates of completion for other volumes: 2003 (Vol. 2), 2005 (Vol. 3). (ISBN 1-893777-01-4).
  • Campbell, J. A., and W. W. Lamar. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, 2 vols. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. xvii pp. + 870 pp. + 56 pp., 282 figs., 8 color maps, 113 distribution maps, 1500 plates, 63 tables (ISBN 0-8014-4141-2).


  1. ^ Jonathan A. Campbell UTA profile. University of Texas, Arlington.
  2. ^ Faculty Profile Dr. Jonathan Campbell. University of Texas, Arlington.

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