The following bibliography contains all the regional, state, and local herpetofaunal lists known to us. It does not contain references which pertain to only a single species or to a small group of species. Some of the references listed contain errors and it would be wise to consult the original sources or specimens wherever possible. The historical references cited are not faunal lists but do have brief remarks on a few reptiles and amphibians. Faunal records for the period 1620-1840 are scanty, although sometimes records can be gleaned from town histories, diaries, and similar sources.
- Josselyn, J. 1672. New-England's rarities discovered. G. Widdowes, London, 114pp. [Reprinted by W. Veazie, Boston, 1865]
- Josselyn, J. 1674. An account of two voyages to New England. G. Widdowes, London, 279pp. [Reprinted by W. Veazie, Boston, 1865]
- Morton, T. 1637. New English Canaan or New Canaan. J.F. Stam, Amsterdam, 188pp. [Microfilmed by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Reel 967 of the series " English Books 1475-1640". Also reprinted in several published editions]
- Wood, W. 1634. New England's prospect. Tho. Cotes for J. Bellamie, London, 98pp. [Microfilmed by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Reel 1162 of the series "English Books 1475-1640". Also reprinted in several published editions]
- Babcock, H.L. 1919. The turtles of New England. Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History 8(3):325-431. [Reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, 1971, as "Turtles of the Northeastern United States]
- Babcock, H.L. 1926. A time-table of New England frogs and toads. Bulletin of the Boston Society of Natural History 38:11-14.
- Babcock, H.L. 1929. The snakes of New England. Boston Society of Natural History, Boston, Natural History Guides No. 1, 30pp.
- Babcock, H.L. 1938. Field guide to New England turtles. New England Museum of Natural History, Boston, Natural History Guides No. 2, 56pp.
- DeGraaf, R.M. and D.D. Rudis 1981. Forest habitat for reptiles and amphibians of the Northeast. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station and Eastern Region, 239pp.
- DeGraaf, R.M. and D.D. Rudis. 1983. Amphibians and reptiles of New England: habitats and natural history. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 83pp.
- De Sola, C.R. 1931. The turtles of the northeastern states. Bulletin of the New York Zoological Society 34(5):131-160.
- Dunn, E.R. 1930. The New England salamanders. Bulletin of the Boston Society of Natural History 57:23-32.
- Henshaw, S. 1904. Fauna of New England. 1. List of the Reptilia. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 7:1-12.
- Henshaw, S. 1904. Fauna of New England. 2. List of the Batrachia. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 7:1-10.
- Klemens, M.W. 1993. Amphibians and reptiles of Connecticut and adjacent regions. Connecticut State Geological & Natural History Survey Bulletin 112, 318pp.
- Allen, J.A. 1868. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians found in the vicinity of Springfield, Massachusetts, with notices of all the other species known to inhabit the state. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12:171-204, 248-250.
- Allen, J.A. 1870. Notes on Massachusetts reptiles and batrachians. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 13:260-263.
- Babbitt, L.H. and T.E. Graham 1972. Snakes of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Wildlife 23(6):7-9, 14-19.
- Graham, T.E. 1970. Sportsman's guide to Massachusetts freshwater turtles. Massachusetts Wildlife 21(1):8-13.
- Graham, T.E. 1978. Frogs and toads. Part 2. Massachusetts Wildlife 29(6):12-19.
- Graham, T.E. 1978. Salamanders of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Wildlife 29(2):2-9, 15-16.
- Jackson, S. and P. Mirick. . Massachusetts snakes: a guide. University of Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 20pp.
- Lazell, J.D., Jr. 1972. Reptiles and amphibians in Massachusetts (2nd ed.) Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, 34pp.
- Smith, D.S.C.H. 1835. Reptilia, or reptiles. Pages 534-535 in E. Hitchcock. Report on the geology, mineralogy, botany, and zoology of Massachusetts. J.S. & C. Adams, Amherst, Mass., 702pp.
- Storer, D.H. 1840. A report on the reptiles of Massachusetts. Boston Journal of Natural History 3(1):1-64.
- Storer, D.H. and W.B.O. Peabody. 1839. Report on the ichthyology, herpetology and ornithology of Massachusetts. Published agreeably to an order of the Legislature, Dutton & Wentworth, Boston, 426pp.
- Anderson, K.S. n.d. Reptiles and amphibians. In Hockomock, wonder wetland. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, pp.
- Dunn, E.R. 1930. Reptiles and amphibians of Northampton and vicinity. Bulletin of the Boston Society of Natural History 57:3-8.
- Greer, A.E., Jr., T.S. Doyle, and P. Arnold 1973. An annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Concord, Carlisle, and Bedford, Massachusetts. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Concord Field Station, Guide to Resources No. 4, 22pp.
- Lazell, J.D., Jr. 1976. This broken archipelago: Cape Cod and the islands, reptiles and amphibians. Quadrangle Press, New York Times Book Co., New York, 260pp.
- Marcussen, M.J. 1972. Reptiles and amphibians. Page 27 in The Great Woods. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, 31pp.
- Putnam, F.W. 1865. Statements concerning the frogs and toads found about Cambridge, Mass. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 9:229-230.
- Rickettson, O.G., Jr. 1911. A list of Reptilia collected at Concord, Massachusetts. Museum of Natural History, Middlesex School, Concord, Mass., Proceedings 1:11-13.