Wolfgang Wüster

Wolfgang Wüster (born 1964) is a herpetologist and Senior Lecturer in zoology at Bangor University, UK.

Wüster attained his bachelor's degree at the University of Cambridge in 1985 and his doctorate at the University of Aberdeen in 1990. His primary areas of research are the systematics and ecology of venomous snakes and the evolution of their venoms. He has authored approximately 150 scientific papers on varying herpetological subjects. Recent contributions have included descriptions of new species, especially of cobras, several studies into how natural selection drives the evolution of snake venoms, and demonstrating the likely vulnerability of Madagascar's native fauna to the skin toxins of the invasive Asian toad ''Duttaphrynus melanostictus''. He was the scientific editor for ''The Herpetological Journal'' (2002–2009), the scientific publication of the British Herpetological Society.

He has participated in the description of the following taxa:

''Naja mandalayensis'' Slowinski & Wüster 2000.

''Drymarchon caudomaculatus'' Wüster, Yrausquin & Mijares-Urrutia 2001.

''Lycodon cardamomensis'' Daltry & Wüster 2002.

''Naja nubiae'' Wüster & Broadley 2003.

''Naja ashei'' Wüster & Broadley 2007.

''Naja senegalensis'' Trape, Chirio & Wüster 2009.

Subgenus ''Afronaja'' Wallach, Wüster & Broadley 2009.

''Acanthophis cryptamydros'' Maddock, Ellis, Doughty, Smith & Wüster 2015.

''Naja guineensis'' Broadley, Trape, Chirio, Ineich & Wüster 2018.

''Naja savannula'' Broadley, Trape, Chirio & Wüster 2018. Provided by Wikipedia
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