Research & Collections

Jeffrey Beane

Collections Manager of Amphibians and Reptiles


B.S. (Zoology) North Carolina State University, 1982
Taxidermy Diploma, Montgomery Community College, 1983


Research Interests

Jeff Beane with a Bog TurtleInterested in all aspects of herpetology, natural history, and conservation—especially in North Carolina and the southeastern U.S.  General research efforts are directed toward gathering basic information on the natural history, geographic distribution, and conservation status of all reptile and amphibian species in North Carolina.  Specific projects include Project Bog Turtle (an initiative to conserve the bog turtle and its habitat in the Southeast), Project Simus (an effort to gather information on the natural history and status of the southern hognose snake, as well as other rare components of sandhill communities, in North Carolina), and radio telemetry studies with several reptile species (southern hognose snake, northern pine snake, eastern coachwhip, eastern chicken turtle) in the North Carolina Sandhills.

Selected Publications

Beane, J.C.   1998.  Status of the river frog, Rana heckscheri (Anura:  Ranidae) in North Carolina.  Brimleyana 25: 69-79.

Jeff Beane with a large Corn Snake

Beane, J.C., A.L. Braswell, J.C. Mitchell, W.M. Palmer, and J.R. Harrison III.  2010.  Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated.  University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.  vii + 274 pp.

Beane, J.C., and J.E. Corey III.  2010.  New geographic distribution records for reptiles from North Carolina, USA.  Herpetological Review 41(3): 388-391.

Dorcas, M.E., S.J. Price, J.C. Beane, and S.C. Owen.  2007.  The Frogs and Toads of North Carolina:  Field Guide and Recorded Calls.  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC.  80 pp. and CD.

Stuart, B.L., J.C. Beane, W.M. Palmer, and A.L. Braswell.  2011.  The herpetology collection at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences.  Herpetological Review 42(3): 336-338.

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