LOUIS W. PORRAS
taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil,
Viperidae): a race against time. 2013. Louis W. Porras, Larry David
Wilson, Gordon W. Schuett, Randall S.
Reiserer. Amphibian & Reptile
Conservation 7(1): 48–73 (e63).
LOUIS W. PORRAS is President of Eagle Mountain
Publishing, LC, a company that has published Biology of the Vipers (2002), Biology of
the Boas and Pythons (2007), Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas (2010),
Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles (2010), and Amphibians and
Reptiles of San Luis Potosí (2013). For many years Louis served as Vice-President and
President of the International Herpetological Symposium, and during his tenure was instrumental
(along with Gordon W. Schuett) in launching the journal Herpetological Natural History. A
native of Costa Rica, Porras has authored or co-authored over 50 papers in herpetology. During the
course of his studies he has traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas and Latin America. Two
taxa, Sphaerodactylus nigropunctatus porrasi, from the Ragged Islands, and Porthidium
porrasi, from Costa Rica, have been named in his honor.