Jonathan A. Campbell

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Jonathan Atwood Campbell
Born (1947-05-13) May 13, 1947 (age 73)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Arlington, University of Kansas
Known forVenomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, reptiles and amphibians of Mesoamerica
AwardsHerpetologists' League Distinguished Herpetologist
Scientific career
FieldsBiology, Herpetology
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 Bachelor 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

  • 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

Taxa named after him include:

Described by him

Taxa he described include:


  • Campbell JA, Lamar WW (1989). The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. xiv + 430 pp., 568 figures, 109 distribution maps, 31 tables. ISBN 0-8014-2059-8.
  • Campbell JA, Brodie ED Jr. (editors) (1992). Biology of the Pitvipers. Tyler, Texas: Selva. xi + 567 pp., 200 figs., 100 tables, 17 plates with 122 color illustrations. ISBN 0-9630537-0-1.
  • Campbell JA (1998). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, Yucatán, and Belize. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. 367 pp. ISBN 0-8061-3064-4.
  • McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Vol. 1. Washington, District of Columbia: The Herpetologists League. xi + 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-01-4.
  • Campbell JA, Lamar WW (2004). The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. (2 volumes). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. xvii + 870 pp., 282 figs., 8 color maps, 113 distribution maps, 1,500 plates, 63 tables. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.


  1. ^ Jonathan A. Campbell UTA profile Archived 2013-01-03 at the Wayback Machine. University of Texas, Arlington.
  2. ^ Faculty Profile Dr. Jonathan Campbell. University of Texas, Arlington.
  3. ^ a b c Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Campbell, J.A.", p. 46; "Jonathan", p. 136).

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